Installing the Schneider Acti 9 RCBO’s

One of the main features of the Schneider Acti 9 Residual Current Breaker and Overcurrent (RCBO) is its easy and hassle-free installation function. In fact, it guarantees to offer the fastest and most flexible experiences to its consumers. You can install an RCBO or replace Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB) and Residual Current Breaker (RCB).

Here is a brief run-through on installing the Schneider Acti 9 RCBO’s in your electrical circuit.

Tools you will need

Make sure you do a pre-installation checklist to get all the necessary tools before installing the RCBO. First, get hold of at least 10m A protection RCBO, with 25A current rating that comes with a SIRIM label and A type protection specification. Secondly, you will need two cables for the installation: red for live and black for neutral. Thirdly, you will need a proper screwdriver to tighten and loosen the RCBO. Last but not least, a test pen to test the power availability.

Fitting the RCBO’s

  • Before you start with the installation process of the RCBO make sure you have switched off the main power supply.
  • For safety purposes, use a test pen to check if there is any flow of current at the input and output section of the breaker.
  • After locating a place to insert the RCBO, ensure that the wires are appropriately connected. The live wires and the neutral wires are to be connected to the correct terminal.
  • Please make sure you have tightened the screw properly after connecting it to the terminals.
  • Now, make sure to connect the earth wire to the busbar, tightening it with a screwdriver. Connecting all the cables to the designated terminals will ensure that the RCBO installed works correctly for your home.
  • Please keep the appropriate length of the cables while wiring so that it is not too short.
  • Once the screws are securely tightened, switch on the main power switch and the connected equipment.
  • Make sure you check the RCBO test button by flicking it. If it trips, the installation is a success. If it doesn’t trip, then check the cable terminations for proper connection. For an appropriate test of the function of the RCBO, it is advised to check the test button a minimum of four times a year.
  • Unless you are a professional, it is advised that you take the service of a qualified electrician for safety measures. Please do not try to install the RCBO yourself if there is any doubt. Safety comes first.

Key benefits of the Schneider Acti 9 RCBO

Some key features the Schneider Acti 9 RCBO possess to give you high performance are as follows.

The device will give a good performance as well as durability for a long time. The speed of the toggle-actuation in the device will ensure its implementation. The device comes with IP20 insulated terminals, with test push buttons for every unit. A separate test button provides a remote indication that reveals faults.  The clocking tip allows for flexible installation and removal of the RCBO.

The Schneider Acti 9 RCBO will ensure a secure and reliable electrical circuit for you and your home.