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RCCB and fuse

A faulty appliance or circuit can be switched off by a RCCB or a fuse. Compare the action of a RCCB with the action of a fuse.

A RCCB detects the difference between current in live and neutral wires.

A fuse overheats and melts.

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Using the RCCB helps prevent electric shock seriously injuring the person. How?

The RCCB acts very quickly and switches the circuit off within 60 milliseconds.

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