Should my immersion heater be RCD protected?
Muggins here once put his mitt round the back of a HW tank once to findDave Fawthrop said:| Should my immersion heater be RCD protected?
Probably a bad idea. RCDs are to stop the electricity killing *people* the
chances of anyone touching an immersion heater supply are slim indeed.
The chances of a 30milliAmp leakage in immersion heater itself and causing
nuisance trips are high.
Not that I would take one out if already fitted.
Earth leakage. Theyre famous for it. They'll continue working happily[email protected] said:I would love to know how a non-faulty immersion heater can trip an RCD.
not at all. If it works fine and its no danger, there's no problem.If it does then its probably time to replace the heater or the trip as one
But nonetheless, still faulty though, technically.Earth leakage. Theyre famous for it. They'll continue working happily
for a long long time while being a bit leaky, and the leakage in the
circumstance doesnt cause any safety problem.
The insulation is Magnesium Oxide, which is hygroscopicI would love to know how a non-faulty immersion heater can trip an RCD.
Many immersion heaters get used once in 10 years when theIf it does then its probably time to replace the heater or the trip as one
If you are on a TT install then *all* circuits should be RCD protected.Lobster said:on...?
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