Monthly Archives: September 2016

MCBs, RCDs and RCBOs Explained

September 24th, 2016 (No Comments)

MCBs Miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) are fitted in newer consumer units in place of fuses. They automatically cut off the supply of electricity if a circuit is overloaded. They have the advantage that they can be manually reset without having to replace wire as in the case of the traditional fuse. The MCBs have either […]

portable appliance testing pat

September 22nd, 2016 (No Comments)

Novi Electrics is a family run, friendly and professional electricians, based in North London, We provide a complete range of electrical services to meet your needs in North London. Crouch End and Enfield Electrician We are qualified to the highest standards and work in accordance with guidelines from the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and […]

What does an RCD do

September 10th, 2016 (No Comments)

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. […]

PAT Testing Explained

September 10th, 2016 (No Comments)

Portable appliance testing or PAT Testing is the process of checking electrical appliances for safety through a series of visual inspections and electronic tests. Why do I need to have my appliances tested? The best way of ensuring that your appliances are safe is to have a PAT test carried out on them. This is […]


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