An RCD Safety Switch fitted to your home or business
must be tested regularly, to ensure they perform correctly.
Standards Australia (AS/NZS 3760 2010) recommends that each RCD be tested every three months. If using a portable RCD, a push button test should be performed before each use by the operator.
How to test your RCD Safety Switch
Press the ‘test’ button on the front of the device and then release it. Test button will only test the RCD if an electricity supply is connected. If your RCD Safety Switch fails to operate contact us on 1300 041 784. Belenus Pty Ltd can arrange for a Qualified Electrician to test your RCD and replace if necessary. A licensed electrical contractor is the best person to assess if your RCD Safety Switches meet the regulations.
RCDs must be installed in accordance with the Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000) to protect all power points and lighting circuits. Click on the link below for more information about RCD laws for homeowners, real estate agents, settlement agents, landlords, tenants and property managers.
In most cases of RCD Safety Switch tripping it will concern appliances or situations that involve at least one or a combination of three conditions, all of which requires a licensed electrician to rectify.
- Moisture causing electricity to leak to earth in an appliance or within premises wiring.
- A heating element that is either faulty or drawing sudden electrical surges.
- An appliance with an electric motor that is either faulty or drawing sudden electrical surges.