Fuse Box Replacement Cardiff

Do You Need a Fuse Box Replacement?

Without a thorough inspection, we won’t be able to adequately answer this question for you. The best way to establish whether you need a fuse board replacement is through an electrical installation condition report. Our fully qualified engineers can do this for you.

If you’re experiencing frequent tripping of your fuse board installation, there could be a serious issue, in this instance we recommend calling us  for an immediate inspection. you can find more information about common emergency issues and contact us via our dedicated page: 


Fuse Box Replacement in Cardiff

If your home is still relying on outdated electrical systems, it might be time for a fuse box replacement. The terms fuse box, fuse board and consumer unit are often used interchangeably, here are the differences:

Fuse box -Typically referring to older enclosures for fuses protecting circuits from overcurrent. These systems typically contain screw in fused that must be replaced when they blow or overload.

Fuse board – A more modern term referring to a fuse box, specifically the panel where fuses or circuit breakers are found. Sometimes this term can be used to imply a more updated system.

Consumer unit – A more modern term used in electrical contracting to describe a comprehensive system containing residual current devices (RCD’s), circuit breakers and other features that over an advanced level of safety and efficiency.

Modern consumer units consist of 3 main elements:

Main switch – Cuts of electricity when required, this is necessary to avoid shocks while fuses reset.

Residual current device (RCD) – Trips the circuit to cut of the electricity in the event of overload, electric fault or disastrous event. If an RCD detects an unusual load of electricity, it will act as a safety precaution.

Mini circuit breakers (MCB) – An older mechanism used to protect against electrical overload, similar to RCD’s. MCB’s work in the way that a fuse will fry for protection, needing to be replaced.

If your home has an older fuse board installation, you may have fuses in place of MCB’S as part of your older system. As you can see, a fuse board upgrade brings a whole new host of important safety features, protecting you and your home.

The Mechanics of a Consumer unit

Fuse Board Replacement Cost

Your fuse board replacement cost will vary on a case by case basis. This is due to a number of factors:

  • Age of existing fuse board installation
  • Type of consumer unit required
  • Number of circuits required

Give us a call today and we’ll provide you with a detailed quotation for the exact fuse board replacement cost you can expect.

Benefits of Consumer Unit Upgrade

There are three main benefits to consider when thinking about a fuse board upgrade.

Safety features – Modern consumer units are equipped with enhanced safety features, as we’ve described. They’re also made from metal, giving them enhanced fire protection.

Regulations – A consumer unit upgrade will ensure you comply with the latest legislation’s and standards of electrical safety.

Efficiency – Modern consumer units make it easier to detect electrical faults, reducing power wastage and making your home more efficient.

If you’re looking for a fuse board replacement in Cardiff or surrounding areas, speak to our friendly team today.

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