Wednesday, 4 June 2014

How an electrician in Melbourne can fix a blown fuse

If you often experience a blown fuse, Fuse Electrical have come up with some advice on how you can fix it. The first step is t determine if the fuse has actually blown. If your appliances or lights have stopped working, then there may have been a power surge. To work out if the fuse has blow, you will have to go to your metre box. Once at the fuse box, turn off the main switch before pulling out the fuse for inspection. This is important as it will this will stop you from being electrocuted.

If the fuse has blown, you will need a flathead screwdriver to perform repairs. Furthermore, you will also need to purchase a new fuse wire. It’s important to ensure when purchasing a new fuse wire, you get one with the right amperages, which you will find on the fuse holder. It’s very important you do not buy a fuse that exceeds the rating shown on the holder. For example, do not put a 16 amp wire on an 8 amp fuse.

Once you have purchased the right fuse wire, go back home and turn off the main switch in the metre box. After that, pull out one fuse at a time, checking that the fuse wire is still intact by applying slight tension on the wire. By applying tension to the wire, you can also determine if the fuse is broken. If the wire is broken, replace it with a fuse wire with the same amp rating. Replace the fuse and turn the main switch back on.

If the fuse continues to blow after it has been re-wired, you should contact a professional Melbourne electrician from Fuse Electrical. It’s crucial you employ a qualified electrician, as if a fuse keeps on blowing, there may be something wrong with the wiring or an appliance that you are using.

It is recommended that if you are experiencing a blow fuse on a regular basis, to invest in a safety switch. There are three types of safety switches to choose from. The first type of safety switches is the switchboard unit safety switch. This safety switch is installed on the main switchboard. The next type is a power point unit safety switch, which is inbuilt into a standard power point. The negatives of having a power point unit safety switch is that you have to buy a switch for every power point to make sure that every appliance is protected. The last type of safety switch is a portable unit safety switch. These are suitable for use with extension cords and portable power tools.

Next time you have a problem with a blown fuse, call Fuse Electrical on 1300 221 223 to hire a professional electrician in Melbourne.

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