The fuse board is the most important component of your entire home electrical system, controlling electrical output and ensuring safety. Here at Stillorgan Electrical Services, our team of experienced and qualified electricians provide a range of fuse board services to customers across Dublin and the surrounding areas.
From standard fuse board installations on new builds to fuse board repairs, replacements, and maintenance services, we do it all when it comes to keeping your fuse board functioning efficiently and safely.
As well as our standard fuse board maintenance services, we offer emergency electrician services for tripped and/or dangerous fuse boards, calling to your home and quickly fixing the issue to ensure your property is never left in danger or at risk of a fuse board fire.
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What to do if your fuse box keeps tripping?
Disconnect all appliances on that faulty circuit and turn off any immersion heaters, boilers, exterior lights, and so on. Turn the tripped switch back on and plug in the appliances one at a time until the trip disappears. If it trips again, you'll know where the problem is.
Why does my electric board keep tripping?
Circuit overload, a short circuit, or ground fault surges are all common causes of your breaker tripping.
What is the most common cause of a tripped breaker?
An overload in that circuit is the most prevalent cause of a tripped circuit breaker. Each circuit is only designed to take a specific amount of electrical load, and if this capacity is exceeded, the breaker will trip. This is significant because overloading a circuit can cause the wiring to heat up, potentially resulting in a fire.
How do I stop my power board from tripping?
· Switch off and unplug all appliances connected to that circuit, which is usually the power point circuit. Don't forget about items such as the alarm clock, dishwasher, or refrigerator, which may have sockets hidden in or behind cupboards and furniture. A excellent tip is to move from room to room, working around the walls from left to right, unplugging everything.
· Reactivate the safety switch.
· If the switch re-trips immediately, the fault could be in your home's wiring or electrical systems. Contact our local electrician right now.
Should I be worried if my breaker keeps tripping?
Don't disregard a tripping circuit breaker. This indicates that one of your circuits is frequently overloaded. Your circuits can only handle a certain amount of voltage. You run the danger of sparking an electrical fire if you exceed this voltage. This is why the circuit breaker trips, cutting off the power to your home.
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It is likely that if your immersion is tripping that means immersion heater’s element is gone and needs replacing. The MCB detects the fault and hence the immersion trips.
Firstly, What is an immersion heater?
A well-protected steel tank is used by both cylinder immersion heaters and hot water heaters. The most noticeable difference between the two appliances is the thick insulation between the storage unit and the steel covering. Its purpose is to reduce heat loss.
The key difference is that immersion heaters employ electricity as a heat source, hence a heating element is located inside the cylinder.
How does an immersion heater work
A continuous flow of energy passes via the heating element, heating the water directly inside your tank. In addition, for your piece of mind, an internal or external thermostat regulates the temperature of your water, keeping it ready for use.
When you turn on a faucet, a cool, high-pressure stream of fresh water enters the tank, pushing the hot water out. As the temperature reaches a certain threshold, the water rises to the top of your cylinder, exactly adjacent to the heating element.
In terms of wiring, immersion heaters are often connected to your main power source. So don't worry if the power goes off; it will keep the warm water until you drain it.
Why does my immersion heater thermostat keep tripping?
This could be due to a faulty thermostat, loose wiring, parts could be corroded or a grounding problem. There could also be a burnt out heating element that could have caused your immersion to trip.