What Are Electric Consumer Units?
A consumer unit is more commonly known as a 'fuse box'. In the modern day consumer units are no longer fitted with fuses but MCBs (Micro Circuit Breakers). MCBs stop excessive currents from overloading or short circuiting. When an excessive current attempts to travel through the consumer unit, the unit will 'trip' and the electricity will be halted. To turn the electricity back on you have to flick the ‘trip switch’ back on.
Modern day consumer units also contain an RCD (Residual Current Device) which provides added protection against electrocution. An RCD can also detect other faults such as partial live-earth breakdown, which generates heat and can cause an electrical fire.
Contact us today and make sure your consumer unit is safe and reliable
Replacing Old Consumer Units
If you have an old consumer unit or are moving into an old property, you should call out an electrician to check the unit for you and make sure you have a unit which complies with EU regulations. Old units are health and safety hazard because they do not prevent against electrocution or fires.At Wainwright Electrical we offer a range of consumer unit replacements and a professional consumer unit fitting service.
Emergency call out
Call us if you experience an electrical emergency.
Rewiring of your house-hold appliance installations.
Domestic rewires, domestic full works & refurbishment
We offer a comprehensive domestic electrical service. From small electrical work to full rewiring of your house
Periodic test and inspection
The importance of regular inspection and testing of electrical installations cannot be overstated, but unfortunately it is an aspect of electrical safety which is very often overlooked.
We can use test equipment & diagrams to safely check for a range of electrical faults
Lighting design and installation
can design and install new traditional and contemporary design lighting
Energy efficient lighting installations
We can install new traditional and contemporary lighting systems through our partnership with specialist lighting services
We can supply & fit intelligent energy efficient light fittings, forming a complete low-energy lighting solution.
External Lighting and Power
lighting and power installations.
Installing an emergency
lighting system will enable occupiers to exit a property safely in the
event of a mains power cut leaving the occupiers in near or total