VOELCB means voltage operated earth leakage circuit breakers, these old design of earth leakage circuit breakers are not the same as modern RCD (residual current device) circuit breakers. We still in 2023 come across Crabtree VOELCB as the only means of earth leakage protection for the entire electrical installation of now modernised and renovated homes. These VOELCB do not protect against electric shock in many cases of dangerous fault currents flowing to earth and must be replaced immediately if your home in Cyprus still has one as the main switch earth leakage device. Check your meter cabinet and if you have a black main switch VOELCB call Limassol Electrician 24/7 today for an urgent appointment to have this unsafe unit replaced with a modern RCD main switch in compliance with the 18th Edition of the wiring regulations.
In this excellent video John Ward clearly explains the many dangers to home owners and tenants living in Cyprus homes that still have VOELCB devices fitted at the main supply.
Many older Cyprus houses have a 500ma RCCB as the main switch. These devices are installed for the safety of the electricity supply and should be tested often by a experienced electrician.
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