How to deal with complete electrical failure
10 October 2022
Resetting your fuse board
1. Make sure your switches are all turned on
Make sure all your switches are turned on. Your fuse board is made up of trip switches and a RCD switch, this is the large switch that is usually located on the right-hand side of your board.
2. Check the board for reference
Your fuse board switches are typically labelled by category, so if you find your lighting switch is down, it’s more likely a faulty lightbulb that’s causing the issue. This labelling can help you find the culprit of your power cut, saving you time and hassle.
3. Turn off all the switches
If you can’t figure out what is tripping your fuse board right away, try turning all your power switches off including the RCD switch, which is the large one usually found on the far right of the board.
4. Turn each switch on one by one
Now that you’ve reset your fuse board it’s time to turn it back on. Start by turning each switch on one by one, this way you can figure out which room is causing the power shortage.
5. Investigate your appliances
Once you’ve discovered which room is causing the issue, it’s time to figure out which appliance is to blame. Start by unplugging all your electricals in the room, turn the fuse switch back on, and begin to plug in your appliances one at a time. You’ll know the faulty item when the fuse is short-circuited, causing a power cut.
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