Schneider Electric launches the 'ElectroSafety Campaign'

Schneider Electric launches the 'ElectroSafety Campaign'

Before we jump into the article, it's best to explain the two important components in a typical fuse box within a building. The first is the residual-current circuit breaker (RCCB), which detects leakage in a circuit. It then cuts of the supply of electricity to prevent electrocution.

A demonstration was set up to showcase just how important the RCBO is.

Another important component is a mini circuit breaker (MCB). This component prevents overloading and short circuits. Together, these two components help to safeguard a building, but the downside to this, is the fact that they require you to perform a major overhaul of your building's wiring if you'd like to install them.

Mazliazhar Abdul LAtif, Senior Product Marketing Engineer, Schneider Electric Malaysia, explaining more about the RCBO.

Thankfully, Schneider Electric has come up with the residual-current circuit breaker with overcurrent protection (RCBO), which combines the functionality of both MCB and RCCB. This component can easily be installed into an existing fuse box, without the need to overhaul the wiring.

From L-R: Mazliazhar Abdul Latif, Soo Pow Leong, Country President, Schneider Electric Malaysia; Ir Chew Shee Fuee, President of The Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia (TEEAM); and Mohd. Elmi Bin Anas, Director of Electrical Safety Regulation of Energy Commission.

The RCBO was launched in conjunction with the company's 'ElectroSafety Campaign', which is held to raise awareness for safety when dealing with electricity. Essentially, the main points of the campaign is to constantly be vigilant about the dangers of electricity.

At home, you can perform a simple test to check the functionality of your circuit breakers – most modern homes come with a button labeled with a 'T'. When pressed, it should cut off electricity to your home. Otherwise, there could be a problem, and a certified electrician should be called.

You can test the circuit breakers by pressing the 'T' buttons. Just make sure no one else is doing important work when you do so.

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