What’s the difference between an RCD and safety switch and do I need one?

FAQ Blog 5

01 January 0001

Essentially, nothing. ‘Safety switch’ is often a common name for an RCD, which stands for ‘residual current device’. It monitors the electrical currents in your home and if there is a fault or compromised circuit – whether it be from an appliance, wire or switch – it quickly disconnects the power.

We highly recommend speaking with your electrician about ways that you ensure your home is electrically safe.