Are you planning some electrical upgrades in your garage? Then you may benefit from replacing your existing garage fuseboard.
The fuseboard in your garage plays an important role in your electrical safety, efficiently distributing electricity and protecting you from the risks of electric shock. Much like the main fuseboard in your Bradford home, a garage fuseboard will need to be replaced once it shows signs of wear and tear or once your power needs grow beyond its capacity. Quality Electrician are your qualified, local electrician in Bradford. If you’re thinking of replacing your garage fuseboard, our experienced electricians will be happy to help.
Why do I need a Garage Fuseboard?⚡
Once upon a time the garage at your Bradford home merely provided a safe place to keep your car overnight. If it was particularly well equipped it may have had an electric light as well. As time has passed so the car has been relegated to the drive and the garage has become a multi-functional space. As your needs change, you may find you need to replace or upgrade your garage fuseboard. Your garage may now be a workshop, utility room or man cave. With these changes in use the demand for adequate electrical installations in the garage has increased. To keep everything running smoothly and safely, secondary fuseboards are now installed in garages. Installing a garage fuseboard ensures high levels of electrical safety and allows for proper control of all your electrical equipment.
What does a Garage Fuseboard do?
A garage fuseboard works in the same way as the main fuseboard in your Bradford home just on a smaller scale. Its key functions are:
- Safe Distribution of Electricity - The principal function of a garage fuseboard is to distribute electrical power safely to the circuits within your garage. It is the central control hub, regulating multiple circuits including the lighting, power sockets and any other electrical devices. The fuseboard ensures that the electrical supply is evenly distributed, minimising the risk of overload.
- Circuit Protection - Garage fuseboards contain the same circuit protection devices as your main fuseboard, such as MCBs and SPDs. These devices monitor the flow of electricity and automatically trip and cut the power in the event of a fault, such as an overload. They prevent damage and reduce the risk of fire or electric shock by swiftly isolating the affected circuit.
- RCD Protection - A key feature of a garage fuseboard is the earth fault protection provided by an RCD. Residual Current Devices (RCDs) detect any leakage of current to the ground, often cause by a cut wire or loose connection. If an earth fault occurs, the RCD instantly cuts off the power supply, preventing potential electrocution. Whilst MCBs provide protection for your electrical system, an RCD protects you. Many older garage fuseboards do not feature RCD protection as standard and this is one of the main reasons for replacing an older garage fuseboard.
- Isolation and Ease of Maintenance - Garage fuseboards allow for safe maintenance and repair work by offering the option to effectively isolate the relevant circuits. By switching off the main switch all power to the garage can be cut, protecting anyone working on the electrical system from electric shock.
Garage fuseboards are an important feature of a modern, fully equipped garage providing high levels of safety and electrical control. Here at Quality Electrician in Bradford, we specialise in garage fuseboard replacements and upgrades. Our experienced and fully qualified electricians can talk you through your options and design a garage electrical installation that maximises the usefulness of the space. Call us today to discuss your garage fuseboard replacement with our friendly team.