Time for a Switchboard / Fusebox Upgrade? Star Plus Group's Master Electrician can advise you with a solution for your switchboard or fuse box.
A life is more valuable than anything else. So why put this precious life at risk when you have the option to stay secured? The qualified electricians in Adelaide at Star Plus Group can offer you the best switchboard installation and upgrade support.
In today’s modern world, power is essential to our everyday lives. A switchboard installation allows you to smoothly and safely operate your everyday appliances and household systems; without a safe switchboard system, you could be exposing yourself to accidents and disasters.
Many older properties do not have a modern switchboard and older switchboards aren’t designed to cope with the volume and power of modern day appliances. By organising a switchbox upgrade that comes with the latest circuit protection devices, you can ensure that you and your property are protected from dangerous electrical faults.
Many older properties do not have a switchboard that is designed to keep up with today’s demands therefore modern power consumption can cause this out-dated piece of equipment problems. Older switchboards simply cannot cope with the volume and power of modern day appliances. If you consider the air-conditioning, hot water, electric stove and many other modern luxuries you use today, it is no wonder it could be time for an upgrade.
If you are wondering whether it’s time to upgrade and replace your switchboard, you should probably consider it, if you experience any of the following:
- Does it seem like your appliances struggle to get the power they need?
- Does it seem like your fuse / circuit breaker trips every time you turn on microwave or kettle?
- Do your lights constantly flicker back and forth from dim to bright?
- Can I see any ceramic fuses in my meter box / switch board?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then it is most likely time for a switchboard upgrade.
NOTE: Next time you take your bins out and possible pass your switchboard consider if your home has circuit breakers, safety switches OR unsafe ceramic fuses.
SAFETY SWITCHES SAVE LIVES
Every year, 15 people are killed in Australian homes in electrical accidents that could have been prevented if a safety switch was fitted on the electrical circuit. As many as 20 times that number of people are hospitalised with serious electrical injuries and burns.
A safety switch stops these accidents occurring by cutting off power to the circuit in as little as 0.03 seconds, less than the length of a critical heartbeat. They are the simplest way to protect people in your home from electrical accidents.
Safety switches stop the flow of electricity on a circuit if it is detected to be leaking to earth. They are required by law to be fitted to the power and lighting circuits of all homes, however are rarely installed on all other circuits. They can be distinguished from circuit breakers and surge protectors by a button marked test, located on the front of the device.
Circuit breakers and fuses are designed to protect the electrical cables and fittings of the home from being overloaded or damaged. They cut power when electrical wiring in the home has too much current running through it. Circuit breakers rarely protect humans from electrocution or electric shock.
Can be fitted to switchboards to safeguard appliances against a spike in electrical voltage caused by a lightning strike or other external event. Some power boards or extension leads also have this function, however these devices do not offer any protection against electrical death or injury.