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Blown Fuse - How To Check And Fix

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Blown Fuse - How To Check And Fix

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Are you searching google for how to check and fix a blown fuse? If so, it sounds like you have unfortunately had a fuse blow in your residential home or commercial property. Not to worry, we have a completed guide on what a fuse is and how to check and fix your fuse. True Local Electricians are specialists in fuse box repairs and fuse box upgrades. If you need any assistance in repairing or replacing a fuse, please phone us for 24/7 emergency service.

Lets start with the common questions which people ask about home fuses

What is a fuse?

Fuses are porcelain ceramic devices which are installed in a fuse box of your home. Fuses are now obsolete however they were commonly installed in homes prior to the 1980’s. Fuses are a protection device which is designed to blow in the case of overloading, instead of the cables in you home burning or catching fire.

Why do fuses blow?

Fuses blow as a means of protecting your home from fires and cables burning. If your fuse has blown, the electrical circuit in your home has been overloaded by a device causing the wire in the fuse to burn/break therefore cutting the power to the device before damage is done to your home electrical system.

How to remove a fuse?

Fuses can be safely removed by pulling on them in an outwards direction. It is important to do so in a safe manner as there is live electricity in proximity. Sometimes, fuses can get jammed into the fuse holder if they have been there fore years and not removed. If you have trouble removing a fuse we suggest calling a licenced electrician to do this for you and avoid any electrocution.

How to tell if a fuse is blown?

Inspect the fuse wire which is fuse is wrapped in, if you see a break in the fuse wire then the fuse has blown. Other signs the fuse is faulty is the presence of black burn marks or burned smells coming from the fuse.

Where to buy fuse wire from?

Fuse wire is no longer made or sold as fuses are now obsolete. If you have a blown fuse, to fix it you will need to call an electrician to upgrade the fuse to a circuit breaker or RCD Safety Switch. RCD Safety switches are now a legal requirement in the AS/NZ3000 wiring rules in Australia.

What to do when you have a blown fuse?

Years ago, most homes would keep spare fuse wire inside their fuse box which could be used to re-wire a fuse when it blew. However times have changed in the current day. New rules have now come into place which mandates the upgrade to a RCD safety switch in the event were you have to make changes or repair an existing circuit. Home owners are now required to phone a local electrician when a fuse blows to have the fuse replaced with a RCD safety switch or circuit breaker. True Local Electricians provide all fuse box and switchboard repairs.

What is a Fuse Box?

A fuse box is the term given to the electric box on the outside of your home which contains all your homes fuses and power circuits. Power comes into the fuse box and is distributed to the rest of the home via its circuits. The fuse box is an old term, it has now been replaced with the word Switchboard.

We hope this has been helpful information to diagnose why your power is out or lights not working. If you require rapid emergency service, please phone True Local Electricians on 0423 562 257.

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We hope this has been helpful information to diagnose why your power is out or lights not working. If you require rapid emergency service, please phone True Local Electricians on 0423 562 257.