Does your switchboard have nuisance tripping safety switches? Or no safety switches at all!?
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All the power in your home runs through the switchboard, so it is the most important place to have safety devices installed. That's where safety switches come in!
At Kenner Electrics, our local electricians work on a lot of switchboards around Melbourne. Our electricians frequently find non-compliant and unsafe switchboards in people’s homes, and the most common issues involve safety switches (or lack of). Read more in our blog; What's Keeping You Safe? The Importance of Safety Switches in Your Switchboard.
If your switchboard has no RCDs (safety switches), or only has a single safety switch protecting multiple circuit breakers, then Kenner Electrics recommends upgrading to RCBOs.
Without safety switches, your switchboard provides absolutely no protection against electric shock. Safety switches are the only device that provide protection to humans, and the electrical system in your home is unsafe without them.
RCBOs are a combination device that incorporate a safety switch (RCD) and an overload circuit breaker (CB). RCBOs provide the greatest level of protection against electric shocks and prevention of overloading the circuits.
All residential circuits are required to have safety switch protection, including power, lighting, ovens, cooktops, A/C and hot water units. Existing circuits can be upgraded by replacing existing circuit breakers with RCBOs to provide safety switch protection. This has the added benefit of giving you more room in your switchboard so that you can avoid costly switchboard upgrades if you’re thinking of adding extra circuits.
Old style fuse boards do not usually have safety switches, and so they provide no protection against electric shock. They are also harder to maintain and create a risk of electric shock due to exposed live parts when replacing fuses. These old style fuse boards are no longer compliant and the switchboard must be upgraded.
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This might be because your switchboard only has one safety switch protecting all the circuits in your switchboard. This means that whenever there is a fault, ALL the circuits trip because they are all connected to that single safety switch. So you'll experience a power outage to your whole house. What a nuisance!
Installing safety switches (RCBOs) on each circuit in your switchboard will prevent multiple circuits from being affected in the event of a fault. It makes it easier to identify which circuit the fault is on as only a single circuit will have tripped.
Having a safety switch on every circuit in your switchboard also provides the highest level of protection from electric shock. The current Australian electrical safety standards require that all switchboards have a safety switch installed on all circuits including power, lighting and electrical appliance circuits (eg. A/C, cooktop, oven and solar). Read more on our blog about what components a modern, safe switchboard should have.
Kenner Electrics only supplies and installs good quality, reliable products that comply with Australian standards. The parts we use come from reputable manufacturers such as Hager, Clipsal, NHP and ABB. Our skilled electricians are up to date with the latest electrical safety requirements to give you peace of mind. We will provide you with a Certificate of Electrical Safety for all switchboard upgrade works.
Do you have a different issue with your switchboard? Maybe there's signs of heat damage or cracks, or the switchboard is in a non-compliant location.
No matter what the problem with your switchboard, Kenner Electrics' expert electricians are here to help. Head on over to our Switchboard Upgrade page for more information.
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We engaged Kenner Electrics, Shannon, Tim and the team to help with Electrical Repair Works. Would like to highlight their absolute professionalism, reliability and friendly service. They not only fix the issue, but also take the time to explain the works being completed in simple terms to the customer. When they inform that they'll arrive at a certain time, you can be absolutely guaranteed they will. Providing excellent Customer Service is paramount for them. Therefore, would recommend them for all your electrical maintenance & repairs.
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