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Safety Switch Maintenance

It is recommended that you test your safety switch once every month. To do this, press the test button on the front of the unit, the safety switch should turn OFF to indicate that the unit is functioning correctly. This will also exercise the switch so that it is not always in the on position.

Following the first test, whilst the safety switch is turned OFF, check if any power points are working in your home or garage. If any are continuing to work this means they are NOT protected by the safety switch. Please contact our office to discuss.

What to do if your Safety Switch turns off

If you are unsure why the safety switch has turned off, simply turn the safety switch back to the ON position. If it will not turn on it indicates a fault is still occurring in your home. Please follow these steps:

  1. Unplug every appliance in the home and garage. This includes the refrigerator, dishwasher, range hood, central heating unit and all other appliances. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you remove the plug from the power point, not just switch off the power point.
  2. Turn the safety switch ON after you have completed step 1. Plug in and then turn on each appliance, one at a time. The safety switch will turn off if a faulty appliance is plugged in and turned on.
  3. If your safety switch will not turn back on after step one is completed, you may have a fault in your wiring system. You should speak to an electrician to assess the situation. As the fault may be isolated to a particular circuit, switch off all circuit breakers and turn the safety switch ON. Switch each circuit breaker on, one at a time. The safety switch will turn off when the faulty circuit is turned on. This will restore power to the area of the house without a fault, while you wait for your electrician.

Most faults with wiring or appliances will usually occur within 48 hours of the safety switch being installed. If you cannot find any faulty appliances or circuits after completing the above steps, please call our Office for further advice, this will be free of charge. However a service call fee may be charged if our electrician calls and there is no fault with the safety switch or wiring of the safety switch.

Other Important Information

It is very important that you maintain high safety precautions in the home. As with any worldwide safety device, neither Clipsal nor any other associated company will accept liability for any accident or the result thereof that may occur in your home. We will not accept liability due to misuse or abuse of the unit or the negligence in the use of common sense and standard electrical safety procedures. Our Company will not accept responsibility for existing wiring, faulty appliances, circuits incorrectly labeled or circuits not labeled at all.

This device will not protect against contact between active and neutral or between phases, this cause of electrocution is extremely rare in a domestic situation and a safety device has not yet been invented to protect against this.

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