There are instances where excessive tripping of your safety switch can be annoying. It might be a faulty electrical appliance or indicate a high load from a variety of appliances on that circuit.

At the switch board, reset the safety switch that flicked off – if it trips again, the last appliance plugged in may be the cause. However, if the safety switch continues to trip, then disconnect all the appliances and plug them in one at a time until the faulty one trips the safety switch.

If a particular electrical appliance repeatedly sets off the safety switch, then it may need to be replaced or checked by a competent person or the manufacturer’s authorised agent. Avoid touching any potentially faulty appliances while the power is on.

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