Trip switches and fuses are essential safety devices that cut off the flow of electricity in your home if a fault occurs.
Where to find them
How distribution boards work
Fuses have a small coloured disc in the base that identifies the strength:
Disc colour, Strength, Used for
Green : 6 amp: Lights
Red: 10 amp: Lights
Brown: 16 amp: Socket outlets - radial
Blue: 20 amp: Water heater, storage heater, socket outlets - ring
Black: 35 amp: Cooker, electric shower
Residual Current Devices (RCDs)
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