residual current device


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residual current device

n
(Electrical Engineering) a circuit-breaking device installed in electrical equipment to protect the operator from electrocution. Abbreviation: RCD
Translations
Fehlerstromschutzschalter
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Residual current devices (RCDs) ensure automatic disconnection of supply in low voltage systems especially if the impedance of the fault limits the current to a value that is below the overcurrent protection threshold.
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Also, make sure you have a working Residual Current Device (RCD).
Two ways to prevent fires caused by electrical faults is to have a Residual Current Device (RCD) installed in the home and have your electrics regularly inspected and tested.
Consider using a residual current device which protects against electrical shocks and reduces the risks of electrical fires.
If you're using corded power tools outside or in damp conditions, play safe and use a residual current device or power breaker, which will automatically cut off the electricity if an accident happens or the tool malfunctions.
To trim them safely, keep your mower or hedge trimmer in front of you, feed the power lead (if there is one) over your shoulder, use a residual current device or power breaker and wear sturdy boots or shoes, whatever type of mower you're using, to protect your toes.
The residual current device is a safety device that switches off electricity automatically if there is a fault.
always plug the cable into an Residual Current Device (RCD) circuit-breaker
Check your power tool is connected to a residual current device (RCD).
A Residual Current Device (ROD) should always be used when operating power tools.
If you're doing the work yourself, make sure that you use armoured cable, bury it safely, and also check that your cable is connected to a circuit protected by a residual current device (RCD).