Electrical Safety Cut Out

Electrical Safety Cut Out

This web page explains more about an electrical safety cut out

  • What an electrical safety cut out is.
  • What an electrical safety cut out is used for.

What Is An Electrical Safety Cut Out?

An electrical safety cut out is a switch that automatically turns the electrical supply off when some action takes place.

 

The action that turns the electrical supply off could be:

  • A door opening.
  • An electrical appliance over heating.
  • A fault occurring.
  • A motor running too fast.

What Is An Electrical Safety Cut Out Used For?

An electrical safety cut out is a safety device that turns something off when their is an unsafe condition.

 

Some examples are:

  • A safety cover being removed, for instance on an electrical guillotine.
    • The safety cut out is connected to the cover – removing the cover ‘throws’ the switch.
    • Opening the cover means the blade is exposed – could present a danger.
    • Opening the cover removes the power to the guillotine.
  • A thermal safety cut out on a light – turns the light off when the light gets too hot.
    • Over heating is a sign of a problem – best action is to turn the light off.
  • A safety cut out that turns a machine off when the cover is taken off.
    • Removing the cover exposes dangerous voltages or machinery.
    • Best to turn the machine off when the cover is taken off.
  • A thermal safety cut out on a motor in a drill.
    • The motor over heating is a good sign of a problem.
    • The best course of action when a motor overheats is to turn it off.

 

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