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Masterplug RCD Adaptor (63731)

Added protection against electric shock.

  • Non-Latching Operation
  • 13A Max Load
  • 30mA Trip Current
  • 40m/sec Trip Speed

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£8.51INC VAT

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Masterplug RCD Adaptor is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 45.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Protection at good value I had often thought that a Consumer Unit RCD would be adequate until I read in a Q&A : A `portable' Safety RCD plug or adaptor must trip for a 30mA fault level within 40mS, whereas consumer unit Safety RCD devices can have a fault level of 100mA in some cases and have an allowance of up to 300mS to trip in. These could, therefore, be a life saver. The only criticism I have is that the orange indicator light is difficult to see.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute Necessity I purchased this a year ago when I was putting shelves up in spare bedroom and although it didn't cut out when drilling, I certainly felt much safer by using it. I have recently purchased a second one for my son-in-law who is moving to a new house and plans to do a lot of home improvements. For piece of mind I bought this for him so I know he will be safe when drilling into walls. A great piece of kit as any electrical equipment can be plugged into it and rather be safe than sorry when trimming hedges, drilling etc.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value! Really good value item. Bought for an outdoor water feature.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value Bought for use with my pressure washer. Good value.
Date published: 2016-07-22
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is this RCD correct for a plug and play hot tub. IP44 requirement

Asked by: biddies
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. This Masterplug RCD Adaptor is not specifically designed or manufactured to be waterproof, so can only claim a rating of IP20. It is unlikely that you will find a portable style Safety RCD which is rated IP44 or higher, you would perhaps be better off looking at a weatherproof double socket with integrated RCD protection.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2017-01-10

How is this "non-latching" ?

This is described as "non latching". Surely it is mechanically latched, and will therefore stay on when there is no electrical supply; but turn off in the event of an earth-fault, and remain off until reset by the button,
Asked by: ripov
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. The Masterplug `portable' Safety RCD Adaptors and Plugs use an electromagnet to keep them in their reset state instead of a mechanical latch, so they will act as if tripped by a fault if power to them stops at any time, this is considered to be safer for instances where the connected equipment has a high likelihood of being fitted with blades or other cutting parts and so could be harmful to health if it reactivated unexpectedly after a power cut.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2016-12-17

Please elaborate "Added protection against electric shock". How does it protect? I have RCD fitted at main board. Thank you.

Asked by: Sursingh
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. Consumer Unit RCDs have a different set of requirements for trip speed, and in some cases have a higher tolerance for fault current. A `portable' Safety RCD plug or adaptor must trip for a 30mA fault level within 40mS, whereas consumer unit Safety RCD devices can have a fault level of 100mA in some cases and have an allowance of up to 300mS to trip in.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2017-01-27

does this rcd meet british standards

Asked by: mozy
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. All Masterplug products comply to all of the relevant British Standards for their device type.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2017-01-27

Would this item give extra protection to a microwave oven?

For example, if the microwave went wrong, would this trip before tripping the main house fuse box?
Asked by: Jhp1
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. This is a 30mA fault current RCD which is designed to trip in less than 40mS. What this means is that if your microwave develops a fault where power is leaking out of the normal circuits and causing a `loss' of 30mA or more then the RCD will trip to prevent this leakage affecting life. If your main house `fuse' box has RCD protection then it is possible that it may trip as quickly, but if not then this RCD will prevent it tripping.
Answered by: Nexus Technical Team
Date published: 2016-06-11
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Specification
Amp Rating 13 A
Brand Masterplug
Manufacturer Guarantee 1 Year Guarantee
Pack Size 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Product Depth 70 mm
Product Height 115 mm
Product Thickness 70 mm
Product Width 50 mm
Total Product Weight 0.206 kg

240V. 13A max. load.