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10ma wylex rcd too sensitive

I have a Wylex RCD which is 30A load and 10 ma Trip . This is for the upstairs power sockets circuit only , the downstairs and loft are on the main circuit. I don't really know the reason why this is separate. The problem is it seems too sensitive. We have a couple of pc's and printer , scanner in one of the upstairs rooms and so plugging in a laptop charger always trips the circuit.

My question is why would this have been fitted (maybe 20 years ago) and can a less sensitive RCD be substituted safely ?

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was going to reply but someone has given you the correct answer


Answered 23rd Sep 2015

It should be a 30ma trip. Sounds a bit all out of date. Get in touch with a competent spark to check it all over.


Answered 20th Sep 2015

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