We specialise in commercial board changes. What is the difference between a fuse box and an electrical consumer unit?
Are you worried the fuse box in your commercial property is old, unsafe and no longer complies with UK regulations? Then it is probably time to replace it with a more modern consumer unit. Heating & Cooling (Midlands) Limited can help.
Fuse boxes and consumer units actually serve the same purpose. They distribute electricity through multiple circuits and turn off the power, ‘trip’, when an overload occurs on one of the circuits.
When tripping occurs, a consumer unit switches the power off using the circuit breaker linked to the overloaded circuit. It then turns itself to the ‘off’ position so it is easy to identify where the fault lies. The circuit breaker can be switched back on and the power restored once the issue is fixed.
A fuse box uses fuses instead of circuit breakers. Each fuse contains a wire which will melt if there is an electrical overload and make the circuit trip and switch the power off.
Consumer units are basically the modern and safer version of fuse boxes which in most cases are no longer compliant with current electrical regulations.
If your commercial premise is fitted with an old fuse box, you should seriously consider upgrading it. As an employer, you are legally responsible for the safety of your employees so why take the risk.
Our NICEIC qualified electricians specialise in commercial board changes. Talk to us today and we will happily answer your questions.
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