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Electrical Box

Electrical Box

Electrical Box

One of the primary functions of the electrical box is to minimise the risk of overloads and of short-circuits in your home's electricity installations.

There are two types of electrical boxes:

The Different Electrical Boxes

  • Traditional switchboard

    Composed of 3 elements: ICP, ID and PIAs.

     Power Control Switch (ICP)  is an element of control of maximum power contracted with the electric company. It puts the installer according to the power that is contracted and is sealed. Prevents damage to your system in case of overload. Power Control Switch (ICP) Differential Switch (ID)is responsible for interrupting the flow of electricity immediately if there is a leak of land, avoiding the annoying cramps Small circuit breakers (PIAs)protect the installation when short circuit or overload the internal circuits (lighting, HVAC or electrical) occur.
    Traditional electrical box
  • Electrical panel new installation

    Includes two components additional to those found in a traditional electrical box (IGA and PSC), which keep the installation safe.

    General Switchgear (IGA)is a security element of the electrical panel that controls the maximum power that supports an electrical installation surge Protector (PCS)prevents eletrics home appliances from damage caused by power surges.
    New electric box installation

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Cuadro eléctrico plug

There are devices that prevent your home's equipment from suffering damages due to unnecessary tripping or surges

  • The surge protector prevents overcharges caused by lightening or incidents on the electrical line. There are two types, those that protect all of the equipment in the home, and the outlet base type, which protects devices plugged into the electrical current.

  • The electronic switch differential avoids unnecessary jumps of the differential switch (ID), especially in large homes with a large number of halogen bulbs.

  • The Re-engaging Differential is recommended for second homes, refrigerated chambers or alarms. Its purpose is to determine the reason for the differential switch jump and determine if the failure persists. It everything is in order, reconnect the installation.