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Topic # 236049 15-May-2018 14:57
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Bathroom has a double power point with in-built RCD (used for shaver) that has failed - see photo.

 

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Does it need to be replaced with an equivalent given that our main switch/fuse board has  since been replaced and includes RCD devices protecting all circuits - see 2nd photo? Or can it be replaced with a standard double power point?

 

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  Reply # 2016349 15-May-2018 15:29
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Fairly sure you can have regular outlets in a bathroom if the circuit is RCD protected

 

(That's what was installed in our last place - which was built new in 2010)


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  Reply # 2016351 15-May-2018 15:33
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  Reply # 2016353 15-May-2018 15:34
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Is that RCD on your switch board for the whole row of that board or just the bathroom?

 

Looks like its for the ROW??

 

 


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  Reply # 2016356 15-May-2018 15:37
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Short answer is yes.

 

Best check that the RCD in the distribution board actually does protect the bathroom socket, if it does then just replace it with a standard socket.

 

 

 

If it doesn't then you will need to replace it with a RCD socket similar to what you have.




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  Reply # 2016475 15-May-2018 19:50
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Goosey:

 

Is that RCD on your switch board for the whole row of that board or just the bathroom?

 

Looks like its for the ROW??

 

 

 

 

 

 

The whole row. There is actually two RCD's, one for each row of circuit breakers


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  Reply # 2016497 15-May-2018 20:31
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steve2222:

 

Goosey:

 

Is that RCD on your switch board for the whole row of that board or just the bathroom?

 

Looks like its for the ROW??

 

 

 

 

 

 

The whole row. There is actually two RCD's, one for each row of circuit breakers

 

 

 

 

The standard used to say at least 1 RCD protecting lights and power, so typically 2 were installed doing 1/2 the house each so if one tripped only half the house would go out.

 

now it's up to 3 circuits per RCD


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  Reply # 2016672 16-May-2018 09:58
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Even with 30mA protection at the switchboard it's not a bad idea to have 10mA socket-outlet RCD's in the bathrooms, especially if the floor gets wet. Not mandatory but not a bad idea.





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  Reply # 2016704 16-May-2018 10:41
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In my previous house that I was renting, the faulty shaver twin socket was replaced with one that had a RCD
From a safety point of view, if I were you I would replace like for like - (one with RCD)


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