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Testing for tripped circuits

About tripping circuits

  • A residual circuit breaker Device is a safety device that will cut the power to the electrical system if it detects electrical leakage (known as tripping the system)
  • Our trained engineers will perform a number of diagnostic tests to detect the cause of the fault, and offer a fast service to respond to your calls (often within the hour)
  • Investigations and repairs are carried out on an hourly rate from time of arrival- no call out charges are added to this.
  • One hour response time when an emergency electrician is required, available 24 hours

Tripping Circuits

A tripping circuit breaker can be a result of bad wiring or a faulty appliance

If your circuits keep tripping, it is a common misconception that this is because of a faulty circuit breaker. However, generally a circuit that trips regularly is functioning correctly, and it is detecting electrical leakage from bad wiring or a faulty appliance. Sometimes an appliance fitting that gets a lot of use can get loose connections over the years, and this can also be the cause.

As well as the inconvenience of loss of power, there is also the potential risk of fire or personal injury if these issues are not addressed. Our trained engineers can arrive within the hour to trace and repair these faults. Take a look at our electrical fault finding service to find out more.