RCBO stands for residual current circuit breaker with overcurrent protection. This breaker is specifically designed to keep your electrical circuits running smoothly and safely. It monitors them closely and disconnects if the circuit becomes unbalanced. Therefore, these breakers are often used in places where you would require a combination of protection against things such as short circuit, earth leakage currents and overloading. This is in comparison to an RCD which is specifically designed for protection against earth leakage, and a MCB which is specially designed for protection against over-current. An RCBO can offer protection against both of these types of faults, meaning you get double the protection.
At Electricbase we are proud to offer a wide variety of RCBO options from industry leading manufacturers and suppliers, such as Wylex, Lewden, Hager and Crabtree. Working closely with these manufacturers means that we are able to offer you very high-quality RCBO products, designed to stand the test of time, at very competitive prices.
Our extensive range includes both RCBO type a and RCBO type b products. Whilst type a is typically usually used for general purpose and for equipment incorporating electronic components, type B is typically used for three phase electronic equipment such as inverters for speed control and EV charging where the current is .6mA and PV systems.
At Electricbase we also stock a wide range of high quality RCD and RCCB products and MCB products from Crabtree, Hager, Lewden and Wylex so that you can find the perfect product for your electrical project. We also have a wide range of module enclosures and circuit breaker accessories.
Because of safety concerns it’s extremely important to choose the correct RCBO product for your project, please always contact a professional before purchasing.
If you cannot find the item you require or are unsure of which product would be best please contact your local branch team, whose details can be found using our branch locator. If you require a personalised quote for these or any other items please use our quote form.