What happens if all my electrics go off? (back to top)
DO NOT TAKE ANY ACTION UNLESS YOU ARE COMPLETELY CONFIDENT TO DO SO. IF YOU ARE AT ALL UNSURE PLEASE CALL THE REPAIRS HOTLINE ON 0300 5000 600.
Go to your consumer unit and check to see if any trip switches have tripped out. A single trip switch may have been tripped because a faulty electrical appliance was switched on or a light bulb ‘blew’ - the trip switch may be switched back on if the original fault is known to have ‘cleared’.
If the main trip switch has turned itself off you should do the following:
- Turn off all the individual switches. Fuses should not be removed.
- Reset the main switch to the ‘on’ position.
- Reset each individual switch to ‘on’.
- A faulty switch may not stay switched on but you will have restored power to all the other circuits.
What if the consumer unit switches are all in the ‘on’ position, yet there is no electrical power?
If no switches have tripped out, this would suggest an external power failure. Check with your neighbours to see if they still have electricity. Ring YDL on 0800 375 675 to find out if there is a fault in your area.