Testing your RCD Safety Switch

RCD Safety Switches

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.

Click here to view the Western Australian Government RCD Laws.

RCD safety switches
Nuisance Tripping

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.

  1. Moisture causing electricity to leak to earth in an appliance or within premises wiring.
  2. A heating element that is either faulty or drawing sudden electrical surges.
  3. An appliance with an electric motor that is either faulty or drawing sudden electrical surges.

For more information on Electrical Safety devices click here.

If you wish to have RCD Safety Switches installed in your house or business, or you are having trouble with constant or intermittent RCD Safety Switches tripping, contact us on 1300 041 784.

What people are saying

Colin – Riverton

Greg helped us when our solar system stopped working. He was very helpful and knowledgeable on solar and I was surprised how much there was to know about upgrading our system, but also to keep within the rebate rules. I believe that due to Greg’s knowledge we got great value with the repairs, and his installation staff were very polite. We also discussed the future with regards to addition of batteries, and we will be using Greg again in the near future when the time and pricing is right with battery systems, with Greg helping us with load draw monitoring and designing a system to suit.

Colin - Riverton

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The whole procedure and service was exceptional. Professional and courteous from the office and tradesmen. No mess and always ready to answer follow up questions. I would always recommend these guys.

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Libby – Mount Richon

They were quick, thorough and very pleasant and honest people to have working at my home.

Libby - Mount Richon

Peter – Haynes

We have had the team from Belenus out to our house a number of times. Each time we have used Belenus they have been fast, neat and finished the job with minimal fuss. Their advice on solar was spot on and competitively priced. I would recommend them for any electrical job, big or small.

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Giulio Petrucci

Good friendly service. Neat and tidy. I would recommend Belenus to anyone who is interested  in installing solar panels at their place. 100% happy , satisfied. Job well done . Thankyou to the Belenus team.

Lesley – East Victoria Park

I have had a number of small jobs completed at home and I’ve found Greg & his team at Belenus Pty Ltd easy and a pleasure to deal with.  I highly recommend them.

Debbie – partiesforfriends and fyieverybodycooks, Haynes

The team at Belenus Pty Ltd are fantastic.  Nothing I asked for was a problem and when I threw them a curve ball about having a black powerpoint, it was a case of “we’ll just have to order it in”.  By installing our solar panel system, Belenus Pty Ltd has helped us start to meet our social responsibilities in relation to the environment as well as save the businesses money on our energy bills.

Debbie Harrison

Palmers – Dianella

Recently we decided it was time we had solar installed. On a recommendation we contacted BELENUS PTY LTD.  We spoke to a young man called Greg who owned the company.  He paid us a visit explained the solar system in a manner we could understand.  Quoted us a price which was reasonable and comparable with other companies.  Once the installation commenced we were delighted with the speed and efficiency.  The young workmen they sent to install the panels etc. were clean working and very obliging.  The work was completed with no disruption to our daily routine. We would not hesitate to recommend Belenus to anyone wanting to install solar.  A big thank you fellows!

Palmers of Dianella