- Fuse board
- Fuse box
- Distribution board
- Consumer unit
- Panel board
An electric fuse board is used to distribute electricity around your home. The fuse board is enclosed in a box and contains circuit breakers, fuses, and switches. Breakers, fuses and switches are essential safety devices that cut off electrical supply to your home if a fault occurs. Common fuse board issues include the following:
Burning can be an indicator of a loose connection or electrical fault in your equipment. Any sign of burning should be investigated immediately by a registered electrical contractor.
- Missing cover / Broken or cracked cover
A fuse board contains live wires which need to be protected sufficiently to avoid electric shock. A missing or broken cover is a serious Hazard.
Contact a registered electrical contractor to rectify this.
- Diazed main fuse in place
A “diazed” (DZ) or “bottle” fuse is an older type main fuse that is present in a large amount of homes in Ireland. Sometimes our installer will recommend that diazed main fuses are upgraded to a newer type as they don’t provide the same level of protection as more modern devices. Contact a registered electrical contractor to discuss the best option for you.
- Diazed fuse board in place
Sometimes our Installer will recommend that you replace your diazed fuse board. As with the Diazed fuses explained above, contact a registered electrical contractor to discuss the best option for you.
Our installer may recommend that your fuse board needs to be upgraded for safety and functionality reasons. This may be due to the age and or condition of the unit. It is your responsibility to arrange for a registered electrical contractor to upgrade the fuse board if it is recommended.
- No main protective device at consumer unit
A main protective device is something which trips when there is an over current in your fuse board. This is an essential safety feature which ensures that your supply will cut off if something goes wrong in your fuse board. A registered electrical contractor can rectify this.