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can someone please help me draw a complete circuit diagram of a residue current device (rcd)? Answered

A Residual-Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB) is an electrical wiring device that disconnects a circuit whenever it detects that the electric current is not balanced between the energized conductor and the return neutral conductor. Such an imbalance may indicate current leakage through the body of a person who is grounded and accidentally touching the energized part of the circuit. A lethal shock can result from these conditions. RCCBs are designed to disconnect quickly enough to prevent injury caused by such shocks. They are not intended to provide protection against overcurrent (overload) or short-circuit conditions.

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rickharris (author)2012-03-26

This is a text description of how it works.

RCD's are something you buy somewhat similar to a rather large circuit breaker.

Pictures and "circuit diagrams"  here

I am going to form a new group called "I can GOOGLE"

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lynks21 (author)rickharris2012-03-27

I am really thankful for the effort by Rickharrris. can i really get the way the circuit is wired, i.e the circuit components because i really want to construct one by myself?

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steveastrouk (author)rickharris2012-03-26

I'm going to start one called "I can rip off Wikipedia without attribution" - less snappy than yours though..

Steve

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