Safety Switches and Switchboard
In order to mitigate the risk of something bad happening with your electrical system, there are certain things we can install that will curb the flow of power. Both safety switches and switchboards help to traffic power out from one main source to several other, smaller sources while also making sure that, should a surge of power pass through a switch, it automatically shuts down the system. With both of these devices, we can help to keep you safe.
What is a Safety Switch
Safety switches have come a long way. The modern switches are amazing at detecting faults in a power system and, when they do, shutting the power system down so that nothing happens as a result. Safety switches being installed have become a law now, and there is not an option to have them. Safety switches are mandatory in almost all new building types and do an amazing job at reducing (or completely getting rid of) the risk of electric fires, electrical shock and injury relating from those issues. Let us be the people to install your safety switches today!
How Does it Work
If a person happens to make direct contact with an electrical current, the electricity reroutes itself away from its source and directly through the person, grounding itself in to the earth. However, if a safety switch is installed, the switch will automatically detect the power rerouting and shut off the power, completely, in under a second. In this way, a safety switch can reduce the risk of shock related injury and death. Safety switches do not protect your electrical system from power surges or overloads but they are the only device that can help to protect people from shock.
What is a Switchboard
Because power needs to be pushed from one, main source out and in to other smaller sources, something is needed to help that process out. A switchboard is an electrical device that helps to route power from one device to another. Switchboards are comprised of several electrical panels all bound together, containing switches which help to redirect power. The entire point of this board is to divide one large source of power out in to smaller chunks of power that are then distributed through their proper channels. These devices help to give proper flow to power so that risk of shock and fire are reduced.
Which Switchboard to Use
Switchboards come in several different types. These types of boards are based on a number of factors, including: current rating, operating type, voltage type and insulation medium. The boards can be made of one electrical panel with several switches inside it or a multitude of panels all connected together. Switchboards are rated by current and the amount of current being used is determined by the different devices and appliances that are feeding from the power being supplied. Choosing a switchboard should also depend on the number of devices you are needing to draw power to.