What is a cut-out?

A cut-out is a piece of electrical equipment that is located at the end of your power line. It is usually located next to your electricity meter and is the only piece of internal equipment that we’re responsible for (the electricity meter itself belongs to the company you pay your electricity bills to).

It does a number of important jobs in ensuring the electricity you need passes safely and efficiently into your property. 
It is directly attached to the main incoming power cable and contains what is known as the ‘main fuse’. This allows us to ensure that the right amount of power is coming in to the property. If too much power comes through the connection point then the main fuse will isolate the supply so that it does not get overloaded.
If you are looking to move your electricity meter, it is likely that the cut-out will also have to be moved or altered. Find out more.
Please treat electricity cables as live, stay away and call us immediately on 0800 31 63 105 or 105. If you see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public please call 999 
A cut-out is usually located next to your electricity meter
A cut-out is usually located next to your electricity meter

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