Most people when asked, can tell you exactly where the fuse box is in their home. The fuse box controls all of the electrical circuits in your home and is where you can switch off your electric supply in an emergency. Aside from knowing the location most homeowners quite rightly leave the fuse box well alone and they only time they do check it is when there is a problem!
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Electric vehicle numbers are increasing rapidly in the UK. The government plans to ban the sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2030 and with fuel prices at an all-time high many are considering moving over to an electric vehicle sooner rather than later. Whilst electric vehicles are slightly more expensive at initial purchase the ongoing cost benefits make for a worthy investment.
As the majority of people have their cars parked overnight, most Electric Vehicle owners prefer to charge their vehicles using a home charger to ensure that their EV is ready for use each morning.
A few of the blogs I have written in the past mention how important it is to fit an RCD in your home. Although I've explained the importance of having one, I have never really explained what an RCD does and how it protects you and your home.
An RCD stands for Residual Current Device. It is an important safety device that automatically trips and cuts off the power if there is a problem. This might sound pretty boring and be a nuisance, and you might be wondering what the point of having one is.
This tip might seem a bit bizarre – after all a plug is something that we generally take for granted, so long as it contains the right fuse, all should be good right?
Unfortunately this is not always the case. The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) carried out some tests on plug tops in the UK. The ESC is a UK charity that is dedicated to keeping people safe by reducing the risk of electrical accidents around the home and in the workplace.