earth leakage circuit breaker

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earth leakage circuit breaker

An earlier circuit breaker that tripped when a difference in voltage was detected between the inhouse ground (water pipes, etc.) and a ground rod or the ground line from the electric company. Earth leakage circuit breakers (ELCBs) were replaced by "residual current devices" (see residual current device).
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Checking the earth leakage trip devices: These are life-saving devices, which prevent accidental shocks due to household equipment defects.
Go to the main switch board and careful reset the earth leakage trip.
If power does not go off for any of the sockets, then your earth leakage trip is defective.