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Electrical Box

Frequently asked Questions

Electrical Box

One of the primary functions of the electrical box is to minimize 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.
    Cuadro eléctrico tradicional
  • New electric panel installation .

    Includes two components additional to those found in a traditional electrical box (IGA and PCS),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.
    Cuadro eléctrico de nueva instalación

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Cuadro eléctrico bulb
  • Install the Power Control Switch (ICP). If you do not have one, ensure that the capacity used is in line with that contracted.

  • Use tags to identify each one of the Small Automatic Switches (PIAs). This will allow you to control the part of the installation corresponding to electrical devices, the boiler, the lighting...

  • Do not handle an electrical installation or device with wet hands. Remember that water is a good conductor of electricity.

  • Once per month, press the Differential Switch (ID) test button. It is yellow or grey in colour. Never make a bridge with this switch.

  • Check that the outlet plug pins are tight.

  • Use outlets which are appropriate to the power capacity of each type of electrical device.

  • Change electrical cables that are worn out. Do not splice cables.

  • Do not use extensions or stolen cords. It is better to use multiple outlet bases.

  • Protect young children by placing outlet plugs in your home's outlets.

  • Avoid electrical devices in the bathroom.

  • If you have doubts, get in touch with us.

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