My safety switch keeps tripping!
One of Fuse Electrical’s most common call-outs is to a tripping safety switch, which keeps turning the power off. Yet in many instances, this is a simple issue to rectify.
A safety switch usually trips for one of two reasons. First, it may be a faulty appliance that is ‘leaking power to the earth’ or second, it may be wiring that is ‘leaking power to earth’. The second is more dangerous and must always be repaired by a licensed electrician. In some limited circumstances, you may be able to safely assist to locate a faulty appliance.
To check to see if your safety switch is tripping due to a faulty appliance:
Likewise, if you have unplugged all your appliances and tried to turn the safety switch back on and it refuses to stay on, then it’s definitely time to call an electrician.
If you give Fuse Electrical a call, we will try to help over the phone at no cost to you (during regular business hours) with the resetting of the safety switch. If we are not able sort it out over the phone then a short site visit will often have your home or business back up and running.
For your safety switch problem call Fuse Electrical... my local electrician.
Iain Sibbald is the proprietor of Fuse Electrical 0407 816 110 and is a registered electrical contractor.