The Schneider Acti 9 RCBO series is a range of highly effective and reliable RCBOs manufactured by Schneider Electric. With the growing need for RCBOs, there has been an increased demand for efficient RCBOs. And the Schneider Acti 9 series continues to fulfil this requirement in today’s market.
However, most RCBO makers claim, more or less, the same thing. Manufacturers often tout audiences with the apparent superiority of their product over the competition. And considering the variety of circuit breakers available, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.
So, here’s a full rundown of how the Schneider ACti 9 RCBO offers both safety and protection. Let’s get into it!
Protects against Overloads and Short Circuits
Overloads happen when there are too many appliances/devices drawing power from the circuit. The plug or cable supplying the power cannot bear the load anymore and gives way. In extreme cases, the wires can even melt or burn up from the excessive heat.
On the other hand, short circuits happen when a live conductor comes into contact with a neutral conductor. In this instance, the electricity flows away from the intended path. Here too, there is a risk of fire, damage, injury, and even minor explosions.
While most modern homes have an MCB that takes care of this issue, MCBs become ineffective when there is additional residual current. The Schneider Acti 9 RCBOs cover you against overloads, short circuits, and even residual current, especially with the R9D87850 RCBO model.
Protection against electric shock through direct contact
Schneider Acti 9 RCBOs can prevent you from encountering electric shocks through direct contact. When you physically come into contact with a live wire, there is a maximum risk of fatal shocks.
Shocks through direct contact are especially dangerous because the victim can experience the full voltage of the current.
The RCBO will instantly shut down the connection when it detects unusual current passages like those in a live wire. The result is that you get to avoid potentially fatal shocks.
Protection against electric shock through indirect contact
Indirect shocks happen when a person comes into contact with a live conductive material that is not supposed to have current passing through it. These types of shocks are more frequent in domestic settings when there is faulty wiring, poor insulation, etc.
Although less dangerous than direct contact, this type of shock can also cause unnecessary injury or pain. Now, if you have pets or children running around the house, protection from these instances also becomes more important.
Thanks to Schneider’s RCBOs’ coverage of both earthen leaks and overloads, you don’t have to worry about situations like these.
Protection of equipment and appliances
Overloading and short-circuits can also damage or completely ruin your equipment or appliances. Think of a fried speaker or a busted blender that happens when a surge of uncontrolled current passes through.
Schneider’s Acti 9 RCBOs, such as the EZ9D16825, ensure the quick detection of these problems and instant stoppage of the circuit to prevent damage and injury. So, all you have to face is a minute of outage before you turn your circuit board back on. With these RCBOs in place, you’re saving maintenance costs and replacement expenditures for years to come.