Professional Electrical Switchboard Upgrades
Older buildings and homes that have ceramic fuse type switchboards pose a much higher risk of electrical fires and offer limited protection against the risk of electric shocks.
If you are experiencing any of the following issues at your home, upgrading your switchboard is essential:
- Fuses keep blowing
- Lights that flicker
- Loose connections
- Short circuits
- Rewired fuses
All switchboard installations nowaays should have safety switches installed under New South Wales law. Contact True Site Electrical for switchboard upgrades in your Sydney home or business today.
Safety Switch Installation
Safety switches save lives as they trip in 0.03 of a second when an electricl problem occurs. Safety switches protect you and your family from electrocution.
When a fault occurs within an electrical appliance or a power or lighting circuit, your safety switch will turn the power supply off in a fraction of a second to stop anyone being electrocuted.
According to New South Wales legislation, all new homes must have an electrical safety switch installed on all power and light circuits. Homes that are older are required to have an electrical safety switch installed if modifications are made to the existing electrical system.
Have Any Questions ?
Old electric switchboards can regulrly blow fuses and upgrading your switchboard helps protect your loved ones and property by improving the power supply and removing the dangers of a faulty board.
Many people don’t understand this point. Circuit breakers protect your electrical system from overload whereas safety switches are there protect you and your family from electrocution. Circuit breakers trip when there is a power surge and prevent damage to your wiring appliances. If touch a live wire, you’d earth the circuit through your body and be electrocuted – that’s wht safety switches prevent by turning off the power in millisecond.
Most homeowners think that one safety swtich is enough when in fact a safety switch should be installed on each and every electrical circuit. For example, you need a safety switch for your air-conditioner, lights, power sockets and hot water unit for example.
Safety switches can trip for any number of reasons including:
- Overloaded circuits
- Electrical faults
- Faulty wiring
- Faulty safety switches themselves
We strongly recommend reducing the load on that circuit then contacting us straight way so we can check it.