You must make sure you have adequate RCD protection suitable for a portable electric heater before plugging in your RugBuddy.
RCD stands for ‘Residual Current Device’ and an RCD will protect you in case your RugBuddy gets accidentally damaged.
Since 2008, virtually all circuits in new or rewired homes have been required to include an RCD under the latest edition of BS 7671.
You can easily check if you have fixed RCD protection. Go to your consumer unit and have a look to see if there is a device with a pushbutton marked ‘T’ or ‘Test’. This ‘test’ button is part of an RCD.
If an RCD is fitted, there should also be a label on, or near, the consumer unit stating ‘test quarterly’.
The current RugBuddy has in-line RCD protection – see images – for additional safety.
If you don’t have fixed RCD protection, or in-line RCD protection, you must use a plug-in RCD adaptor with your Rugbuddy.