JCB RCD Adaptor £2.99 @ Netto
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JCB RCD Adaptor £2.99 @ Netto

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Found 26th Jun 2008Made hot 26th Jun 2008
from June 30th.
not seen this cheaper anywhere else.

23 Comments

must have, hot .......... :thumbsup:

cracking deal....if you have an electric mower, or use electric drills get one....

Essential but often overlooked device. At this price no excuse not to buy it and use it for ALL your portable tools and lawnmowers etc.

Hot! When I accidently hacked through the hedge trimmer cable (what a mug!) I was glad I had one.

fantastic price for this

Great Find :thumbsup: Ordered a few, thanks.
Heat and rep added.

After july 1st, you may not need it, as ALL new ELEC work in a house will have to have them installed into the fuse board, or even a new fuse board fitted, if you alter your electrics, or have a rewire , etc... new 17th regs.... And i mean fit rcd trips to the board..

funkymartyn;2400107

After july 1st, you may not need it, as ALL new ELEC work in a house will … After july 1st, you may not need it, as ALL new ELEC work in a house will have to have them installed into the fuse board, or even a new fuse board fitted, if you alter your electrics, or have a rewire , etc... new 17th regs.... And i mean fit rcd trips to the board..



Individual trips typically have a shorter response time and are still going to be a really sensible idea. We have an RCD-based fuse board, but I still wouldnt mow without a seperate RCD.

funkymartyn;2400107

After july 1st, you may not need it, as ALL new ELEC work in a house will … After july 1st, you may not need it, as ALL new ELEC work in a house will have to have them installed into the fuse board, or even a new fuse board fitted, if you alter your electrics, or have a rewire , etc... new 17th regs.... And i mean fit rcd trips to the board..



So the other 60 million of us who won't have a full rewire in the next 5 days
will have to settle with a rcd adapter then..........what a dope !!!

Banned

ian13;2400181

Individual trips typically have a shorter response time and are still … Individual trips typically have a shorter response time and are still going to be a really sensible idea. We have an RCD-based fuse board, but I still wouldnt mow without a seperate RCD.



Do you know how fast electricity travels?

funkymartyn;2400107

After july 1st, you may not need it, as ALL new ELEC work in a house will … After july 1st, you may not need it, as ALL new ELEC work in a house will have to have them installed into the fuse board, or even a new fuse board fitted, if you alter your electrics, or have a rewire , etc... new 17th regs.... And i mean fit rcd trips to the board..



I've been doing my own electrics in my new house does this mean I'll get away with getting it certified? I've had a few explosions gives you quite a kick, welded my 13 year old swiss army knife scissors together :-(

mcb's actually !! no no stop the hamster turning the wheel, it could gererate 3volts, good job i have a petrol mower

Having an RCD is a great idea if your consumer unit does not have one already.

HOWEVER if you do have a RCD already it is not necessary, the plug-in one is no faster and if you press the little test button on your RCD plug it will trip the main one.

Is this an in-store deal only as the link only takes me to an online publication?

Silly question what does this do ?
I cut through my hedge trimmer cable last week and the trip switch thingy in the fuse box flicked to off and all the leccy went off. Simply switched it back to on and all ok again, would I need one of these ?
Thanks
Adam

adam787_1;2401433

Silly question what does this do ?I cut through my hedge trimmer cable … Silly question what does this do ?I cut through my hedge trimmer cable last week and the trip switch thingy in the fuse box flicked to off and all the leccy went off. Simply switched it back to on and all ok again, would I need one of these ?ThanksAdam




Not really - by the sounds of it you have the same feature on your main fuse-box.

For those who don't and aren't buying a new house (!) this is a small price to pay to save your life when using any electric power tool.

Good find - Hot

Original Poster

Rizza;2401374

Is this an in-store deal only as the link only takes me to an online … Is this an in-store deal only as the link only takes me to an online publication?



in store only

ZerocoolJ;2401772

Not really - by the sounds of it you have the same feature on your main … Not really - by the sounds of it you have the same feature on your main fuse-box.For those who don't and aren't buying a new house (!) this is a small price to pay to save your life when using any electric power tool.Good find - Hot



Thanks for that, rep added.

if you did want the whole fuseboard changed, reckon you could get it done for £100 labour in most places. only takes about 2 hours max. you can buy a fully loaded fuse board from screwfix for £42. these are good , fitted a couple of these and had no probs.

screwfix.com/pro…CBs

To try and answer the 'I have switches, do I need an RCD?'

An RCD is different from a trip switch which is a fuse that looks like a switch and you dont need to change the fuse wire when it blows.

A trip switch/fuse blows when there is a short circuit ie the live and nuetral being crossed or if there is a spike in load / power surge that is greater than their rating.

The RCD however senses an imbalance in the power supply and kills the power to the whole supply or if it senses any current being passed along the earth wire.

Say you plug in a toaster and the whole thing is electrified because a wire inside is touching the casing, a trip switch wont sense that and the earth wire will/should pass the current out, but the thing will still be live to the touch and 'oh my how our water filled bodies conduct'. Result - you get stung or worse.
An RCD would sense the current in the earth wire and kill the power to the entire ring and everything else on the RCD breaker side. It then wouldnt let you get power back until the offending item is removed, in this case the toaster. Toaster unplugged and you can get power back on. Youd probably have gone through everything else in the house first.

When you cut through a cable generally the fuse/trip switch kicks in once there is a short circuit so you have to wait till you you have cut through live + nuetral, this makes the fuse exceed is load quickly and possibly kill you quickly. Cutting through live only - only gives the live feed somewhere else it can go until the load exceeds the fuses rating, which can easily be enough time to kill you or in some cases if it doesnt exceed the load, enough time to fully cook you.
With an RCD it would sense the differential in the draw between live and nuetral and kill power there and then. Means that you should recieve next to nothing back except the initial jolt, but it wont be a continuous fry until the fuse blows because the whole ring will be stopped by the RCD.

If your getting an electric shower fitted you need to get a consumer unit with an RCD, regardless of the date because its been the law for years.

If your getting any new wiring done they must be in the 'new' colours, the same as the plug colours, as I found to my amusement when fitting my ring mains a few years back. Im not an electrician but a friend is a buyer for a large electricians supply company or whatever it is called, plugs, sockets, cables, light fixtures that sorta thing. The twin and earth he got me was all in the new colours and all he kept saying was 'its going to be law'. Now when the council come to rewire me next year they wont rip out the ring mains I fitted for my computer room in our, ummm, large cupboard, which is nice.

On that note, if someone else is actually a qualified spark or knows that Ive explained something wrong please say. I only know what I needed to so I could wire my ring mains and put some circuits with powered relay switches.

Original Poster

adam787_1;2401433

I cut through my hedge trimmer cable last week and the trip switch thingy … I cut through my hedge trimmer cable last week and the trip switch thingy in the fuse box flicked to off and all the leccy went off. Simply switched it back to on and all ok again, would I need one of these ?


Do you need one?
maybe, maybe not. As caccles has pointed out a trip switch is not the same as an RCD. So if yours is a trip switch, yes you need one. But what you describe as a trip switch thingy may be an RCD, in which case , no you don't.. Take a look at the electrics box and if it has the RCD device it will probably say RCD on it and have a button marked 'Press to Test'

A "must have" tool...........You need one of these.

Good find, great price, voted Hot !

CACKLES, Yes mate as i was saying above post.. the New Regs, Law from july, say Any shower, sk, installed does have to have a , rcd fitted.. 30ma. ok..... And anyone working on elec since i think last year, supposed to be , part .P. reg, anyway... , at the end of the day, rcd,s are a good thing..even if some trip when you least want them too.... at the end of the day , its a mine field out there.. ha

littlemeglet;2400201

So the other 60 million of us who won't have a full rewire in the next 5 … So the other 60 million of us who won't have a full rewire in the next 5 dayswill have to settle with a rcd adapter then..........what a dope !!!



No mate, like i said, if you have any extra work done after july 1st.. you may or will have to have rcd,s fitted for all sk. and showers. you dont just need to have a rewire.. just a bit deeper than the , 16th regs + the , p, test thing also... expect some will get around it through..mart
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