SAFETY SWITCHES

Top quality safety switch installation in Sydney

A safety switch (also known as a residual current device or RCD) is an electrical device that can detect electrical currents flowing through the body. They swing into action within 30 milliseconds - less than a human heartbeat. Having a safety switch installed can greatly reduce the chances of
electrocution occurring in or around the home.

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At Smart-Safe Electrical Services, we can install and check safety switches to ensure the safety of you and your family or employees. Simply give us a call today to arrange a time for one of our experienced technicians to come to your property.
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What is the difference between a safety switch and a circuit breaker?



Safety switches are often confused with circuit breakers. Here is a handy guide to understanding the difference:

Circuit breakers provide short circuit and over current protection such as when a power point is overloaded.  Circuit breakers do not act as a safety switch for personal protection against electric shock.

Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit and detect a problem that may pose a risk to personal safety and turn the power off within 0.03 of a second. Safety switches always have a test button, have 30ma written on them and are also sometimes labelled with the words "safety switch".

Safety switches also protect against fires



Electrical faults can occur in all sorts of appliances including tools and wiring. This may be the result of wear and tear, dampness, poor design or shoddy installation.

Undetected, these faults could eventually cause a fire, property damage or personal injury and even death. Because safety switches are so sensitive, they provide a means
of early fault detection.


If you need a safety switch installed or checked, contact the team here at Smart Safe Electrical on 0411 511 620  today.
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