Your electric circuits is fitted with a circuit breaker fuse system. If there is a fault, a switch gets tripped. When checking your trip switch, it should be on or near your fusebox, your fusebox is always near to your electricity meter. Always locate your trip switch and fuse box when you first move into a property – before an emergency occurs. Your trip switch should have a “push to test” or a “reset” button.
Switches can trip for a number of reasons:
A faulty appliance
Over filled kettle
An over loaded circuit – too many electrical appliances used at once
Faulty connections on appliance leads.
Faulty immersion heater
If a switch has tripped because of one of these reasons, you should flick it back on and then re plug items one by one. If the switch trips again, you will know that that particular item is faulty.
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If you are in any doubts as to following any advice we recommend you speak to a qualified N.H.Electrical electrician who will under take the work for you. You can contact us locally 01252 917 636.