What is an RCD and do I need one?
Residual Current Devices (RCDs) are a crucial safety device that can help to prevent electric shock and electrocution. In simple terms, an RCD is an automatic switch that disconnects the electrical supply when it detects a fault in the circuit, such as a live wire touching a metal casing or water.
So, do you need an RCD? The answer is a resounding yes! RCDs are required by law for certain electrical installations, such as those in new-build properties, and in certain locations, such as kitchens and bathrooms. However, even if not legally required, it is highly recommended to have RCDs installed in your home for maximum safety.
RCDs can be installed in several ways, including as a standalone device or as part of a consumer unit. They are available in different types, including fixed and portable options, and with different sensitivities, depending on the electrical system and the type of equipment being used.
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