RCCB Residual Current Circuit Breakers

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RCCB Residual Current Circuit Breakers2017-12-25T10:36:37+00:00

What is an RCCB?

An RCCB (Residual Current Circuit Breakers) is a type of RCD (Residual Current Device) that is used for electrical protection, in particular to people. They are designed to rapidly disconnect the circuit (within a few milliseconds) when it detects that the electric current is not balanced between the phase conductor. This is in particular during the earth leakage situation when a person comes into contact with a live wire.

A typical specification of 30mA or less leakage is used for home protection.

An RCCB must be used with an MCB to give a full protection as RCCB do not offer short-circuit or overload protection.