At DJ Electrical & Air, we repair, upgrade and install switchboards for your home. We give you an upfront price, an on-time promise, along with a 10-year workmanship guarantee and will treat your home with respect. Our happy customers are genuinely delighted with our workmanship and customer service.
The evolution of Switchboard technology.
Today Australians use a much larger range of electrical appliances in their homes. This puts extra pressure on the switchboard and older switchboards are not designed to handle the extra loads. Three facts to be aware of about older switchboards:
- There is a greater risk of short-circuits, which can result in fires and electric shocks.
- Switchboards aren’t designed to handle extra loads, which can result in power tripping.
- They often don’t have safety switches which save lives.
Safety switches save lives!
Modern switchboards have circuit breakers to protect your home and safety switches to protect people from electric shocks. Only safety switches save lives.
Circuit breakers cut the power when electrical wiring has a surge or lighting strike. Safety switches cut the power when a current leak is detected from a faulty power point, wiring or appliance.
Learn more about safety switches HERE.
Testing your safety switches.
Nothing is more irritating than having your TV or dinner interrupted with a sudden power failure or returning home from a busy day to find you’ve lost power.
- Test your switchboard’s safety switch by pushing the small “T” test button.
- Remember to test your safety switch every 3 months.
- Once a year arrange for an electrician to test your safety switch thoroughly to ensure they trip within a required time frame (a maximum of 300 milliseconds).
When should you consider upgrading or replacing your switchboard?
- When your home is experiencing frequent tripping and power outages.
- When you plan on renovating your kitchen or entertainment room.
- When you have an older switchboard, (with ceramic fuses).
- When you plan on adding an extension to your home.
- When you wish to reduce the risk of electrical fires.