Navigate the World of RCBOs with Electrical2Go
Electrical2Go is your one-stop-shop for a broad selection of Residual Current Circuit Breakers with Overcurrent Protection (RCBOs). Whether you require Module B Curve, Module C Curve, Single Pole, Double Pole, or Triple Pole configurations, our extensive product range caters to every need. We source our RCBOs from reputable brands including Eaton, Hager, Schneider Electric, Click, Fusebox, Garo Electric, Greenbrook, Lewden, and Wylex to guarantee quality and performance.
RCBOs Explained: Curve Types and Poles
An RCBO, or Residual Current Circuit Breaker with Overcurrent Protection, is a specialised electrical safety device designed to protect against both electrical shocks and electrical fires. It does this by monitoring the electrical current flowing through a circuit and instantly breaking the circuit if it detects any abnormalities, such as a sudden surge in current or a fault that could cause electrical shock. RCBOs are particularly useful in environments where there is a high risk of electrical faults or moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor settings. They are commonly installed in both residential and commercial electrical systems to provide an added layer of protection, ensuring the safety of people and property alike.
RCBOs are categorised into curve types—Module B Curve and Module C Curve—based on their tripping sensitivity to overcurrents. Module B Curve is ideal for domestic installations, while Module C Curve is typically used in commercial settings where machinery is involved.
The term 'pole' helps you understand how many electrical circuits an RCBO can protect. Single Pole RCBOs are common for simpler setups, whereas Double and Triple Pole versions are designed for systems requiring multiple circuits to be controlled and protected simultaneously.
Brands You Can Trust
Quality matters, and that's why we offer RCBOs from trusted brands. Choose from a range of products by Eaton for commercial projects or opt for Hager and Schneider Electric for robust, industry-leading solutions. For budget-friendly yet effective options, Fusebox and Garo Electric are worth considering. Greenbrook, Lewden, and Wylex offer a blend of quality and affordability.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of RCBOs does Electrical2Go offer?
We stock an extensive range of RCBOs, including Module B Curve, Module C Curve, Single Pole, Double Pole, and Triple Pole configurations.
How do I choose the right RCBO?
Selecting the right RCBO depends on your electrical system's requirements. Consider factors like the type of installation (domestic or commercial), number of circuits, and current ratings.
Are the RCBOs compliant with UK standards?
Absolutely, all our RCBOs meet or exceed UK regulatory standards, ensuring you get products that are both safe and reliable.
Which brands of RCBOs do you carry?
We carry a wide range of brands such as Eaton, Hager, Schneider Electric, Click, Fusebox, Garo Electric, Greenbrook, Lewden, and Wylex to fit various project needs and budgets.
What should I do if my RCBO keeps tripping?
If your RCBO keeps tripping, it typically indicates a fault in your electrical system. It's recommended to consult with a qualified electrician to investigate and address the issue safely and effectively.
Can I install an RCBO myself?
While it is technically possible to install an RCBO yourself, it is highly recommended that any electrical work, including the installation of an RCBO, is carried out by a qualified electrician. This is to ensure safety and compliance with all UK electrical regulations.
For a deeper understanding of consumer units and how they integrate with RCBOs, we invite you to visit our comprehensive guide on consumer units. Whether you're a professional installer or a DIY enthusiast, our guide offers valuable insights into the different types, configurations, and brands of consumer units. Equip yourself with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions for your electrical installations. Read the guide here: Consumer Units Explained.
Electrical2Go is committed to providing a comprehensive range of RCBOs to meet the diverse electrical needs of both residential and commercial projects. With quality brands and multiple configuration options, finding the perfect RCBO has never been easier. Browse our selection today and make an informed choice for your next electrical installation.
If you're unsure about the perfect circuit breaker for your installation, our dedicated team at 01424 220384 is always on hand to guide you through your options.