Originally Posted by torvalds
I feel I may be in danger of overloading a couple of my sockets. I have read about RCD breakers a but but still dont underrstand if its what I need.
Do they trip out instead of blowing up the house?
Which from this list would be best?
Torvalds, most of the users in this forum are from the U.S., and therefore, don't know alot about European methods and standards. But I can tell you that an RCD is only for protection against electrocution, and is not protection from overload. Having said that, the sockets I have seen in the U.K. have been individually fused, and are protected at the main board by a circuit breaker there as well. You only have two ways of avoiding an overload:
1) Reduce the load or
2) Call an electrician to install a new circuit to handle the load