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How do safety switches work?
Safety Switch Installation: The current flowing to an appliance, on a normal power circuit, returns through the neutral wire. If the circuit is compromised, the electricity can leak to earth through a person in contact with the appliance, causing death or serious injury.
A safety switch detects the loss of power from the circuit and cuts the supply of electricity in as little as 30 milliseconds – 0.003 seconds. Importantly, this response time is faster than the critical section of a heartbeat, and therefore significantly reduces the risk of death or serious injury.
Electrical Safety Switch Installation – Adelaide
Are safety switches compulsory in SA?
Yes – Safety switch installation have been compulsory on the power outlet circuits of new homes since the early 1990s, and on the light and power circuits of new homes in most states since 2000. Safety Switches provide a higher level of protection against electrocution or electric shock and have a proven track record of saving lives.
We recommend installing safety switches on all the circuits in your home to fully protect your family from electrical accidents.
Sharpe Group can also assist with lighting around your home and light switches.
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A safety switch, also known as a residual current device (RCD) is an electrical device that can detect electrical currents flowing through the body. They activate within 30 milliseconds – quicker than a human heart-beat.
Safety switches save lives
Over 15 Australians are killed annually due to household electricity, many of these accidents could have been prevented by the installation of a safety switch.
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