What is an RCD?
An RCD, or residual current device, is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. It can also provide some protection against electrical fires. RCDs offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide.
What does an RCD do?
An RCD is a sensitive safety device that switches off electricity automatically if there is a fault.
How does it work?
An RCD constantly monitors the electric current flowing through one or more circuits it is used to protect. If it detects electricity flowing down an unintended path, such as through a person who has touched a live part, the RCD will switch
the circuit off very quickly, significantly reducing the risk of death or serious injury.
As an increase safety measure we offer a range of inverters with integral RCD. This can replace the need for an external RCD and will switch off the inverter in the event a fault is detected between live and earth - Protecting the user against electric shocks and protecting fleet managers.
- Increased safety
- Reduced installation time and cost
- A more compact solution