It is an essential piece of equipment that will protect you from an electric shock in the event of an emergency, therefore it is crucial that you know:
Where your fuse board is located
- Know exactly where your fuse board is located. This is really important when you are wiring because if tripping occurs, it could cause injury. The location of your fuse board and the safety breaker panel should be easy to find. Usually, you can access the location through the service panel. In addition, check the circuits to see if your fuse box and electricity board are the ones you are dealing with, because in some cases, the location of the board and the circuit may not match up to identify which one is damaged or tripped.
The size of your fuse board
The location and size of your fuse board and your sockets may also affect your electrical installation. Your wiring should be done according to the sockets you have and to the fuse board that is being used. For example, for new construction, the electrical installation may be easier since the wiring is already completed and there are fewer connections to take care of. However, if you have an existing home wiring, it will be harder to modify, especially if the wiring is already in place. If you do not have enough space for additional wiring, you can always install a wall outlet that has three-prong plugs to hide the wiring underneath.
Your Fuse Board's Wiring
Your fuse board and sockets should be wired together. In some cases, this is not necessary, but there are times when it is a good idea to wire them together, especially if you use three-prong plugs. Most electricians recommend that fuse switches should be located near circuit breakers so that they are readily accessible when a fault occurs. This can be easily accomplished by making use of a light switch that has four different brightness levels. You can even make your own combination of switches, depending on how many outlets you need.
There are also different types of breakers that you can install with your new fuse boards. Commonly used breakers are Type I and Type II. These are commonly used for electrical equipment in residential homes. However, there are some electricians who prefer Type III and Type IV breakers, which are more suited for commercial applications. These types of breakers are normally installed in utility boxes for easy access and to prevent tripping on tripping hazards.
Make sure that your circuit breaker matches the type of fuse board. In addition to safety, it is important for the electricity to flow smoothly through the house. If there is a mismatch, it could cause problems that could escalate. For instance, if one circuit breaker is used with a Type I fuse board and the wrong breaker is selected for a Type IV circuit, then both of them could trip, causing a loss of electricity to the entire house. You will have to replace the fuse boards or the circuit breaker, which could cause further expense and inconvenience. You should therefore make sure that you get a fuse board that matches the type of sockets that are in place in your house.