Modern appliances and plug-in power supplies, by the nature of their design, generate low levels of leakage current even when there is no Emergency fault present. This becomes a problem when there are several appliances connected to the same circuit and their leakage currents add up to exceed the trip threshold of the RCD protecting the circuit causing the power to cut out unexpectedly.
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The most common cause of is something connected to the electrical system. Think appliances, immersion heater or boiler and so forth. Did you plug anything new in recently? Is there anything outside, like outdoor lights or sockets. Try to simply unplug one thing at a time and see if the problem persists. If your RCD doesn’t keep tripping, then you have found your problem.
If it does persist and you have ruled everything out via the process of elimination. You could have an Emergency faulty or overly sensitive RCD.
A very common cause of RCD keeps tripping randomly is computers. Especially old ones. They tend to have earth leakage current. Which is perfectly normal for their operation. Under different circumstances, earth leakage current could mean a serious Emergency fault.
An RCD (Residual-current device) is a piece of safety equipment. Therefore if it is tripping, this must always be taken seriously. Whether It is nuisance tripping or whether a serious Emergency fault is causing this must be determined and not ignored.
Okay so at this point you’ve ruled out any Emergency faulty appliances or equipment that may be causing your RCD to keep randomly. Therefore the issue is going to be your electrical wiring or your RCD. This is when it’s time to call a qualified electrician such as the team of electricians we connect you with. They will have the appropriate test equipment to check the RCD which can show whether it’s overly sensitive or Emergency faulty. Also, they can perform tests on your electrical wiring.
Regardless of where your home or business is located in London, you can trust that Electricians Immediately will connect you with an engineer be with you fast, they will fix your issues swiftly, with professionalism and at a fair price.
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