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Compliant RCBOs

Information about Residual current operated Circuit Breaker with Overcurrent protection (RCBOs) that comply with our additional testing and verification requirements.

Overview

'RCBO' stands for Residual current operated Circuit Breaker with Overcurrent protection.

Energy Safe Victoria has prohibited the supply of all compact RCBOs from 2 July 2020 that do not pass additional tests set by Energy Safe.

A copy of the prohibition notice and related information is available here:

ProhibitionNotice_SupplyOfRCBOs-200701
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Prohibition Notice – 2020

Superseded prohibition notices:

ProhibitionNotice_SupplyOfRCBOs-010719
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Prohibition Notice – Supply of RCBOs 2019
ESV_ProhibitionNotice_RCBOs_May2017
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Prohibition Notice – Supply of RCBOs 2018

Energy Safe advises that compliance with the additional testing and verification requirements and the consequent listing on this website does not give any indication of the quality of the product. It is not to be taken as a product endorsement by Energy Safe or a confirmation that the product meets all requirements of the Electricity Safety Act 1998, the Electricity Safety (Equipment) Regulations 2009 or any associated Australian standards.

It is critical that electricians installing RCBOs follow the manufacturer’s instructions and test all installed RCBOs before they are placed in-service. The RCBOs should be tested twice:

  1. test button pressed, RCBO reset and
  2. test button pushed a second time ensuring the RCBO operates after each test, before the new installation is completed and commissioned.

Compliant RCBOs

Below is a list of RCBOs that have been shown to comply with Energy Safe's additional testing and verification requirements.

Date: 21/06/2024 1:34

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