Electrical Abbreviations

Wondering what those electrical abbreviations are?

Well here are a few of the common ones:

A – Amps (Ampere)

AC – Alternating Current

A/C – Air Conditioner

CCTV – Close Circuit Television

CFL – Compact Fluorescent Lamp

DC – Direct Current

EF – Exhaust Fan

GPO – General Power Outlet

IP – Ingress Protection, For instance an electrical socket which has an IP63 is protected against dust and wind driven rain.

kW – kilowatt

kWhr – kilowatt hour

LED – Light Emitting Diode

MCB – Miniature Circuit Breaker

RCD – Residual Current Device

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