Your switchboard is the single most important piece of electrical safety equipment in your home! They contain all the safety devices that are designed to protect your home and family from electrical hazards.
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We want to work with you to find the right fit for your electrical needs, big or small. Whether you want that new downlight installed, or you want to rewire your whole house, we're here to make that happen.
With the ever increasing number of electrical devices in each home it is vital to ensure your switchboard is up to date. All the power in your house runs through the switchboard. So, just like getting a car serviced, residential switchboards should be inspected and tested by an electrician at least every 2 years to ensure they are up to date and in good working order.
Our skilled electricians are up to date with the latest electrical safety requirements to give you peace of mind.
There's a lot to a switchboard... and as such there are very strict electrical regulations about how it must be set up. All residential switchboards must have a main switch that provides overload protection and both overload and RCD protective devices (safety switches) on all other 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.
Safety switches (RDCs) are the most vital safety component of your switchboard. They detect ‘earth leakage’ and disconnect power when they detect something disrupting the circuit. RCDs are the only device that will trip in the event of an electric shock and are required in the Australian Wiring Rules. An easy way to identify if you have safety switches installed is to look for a button labelled 'TEST' on the device. If pressed it should trip the device. Safety switches should be tested at least twice a year to ensure they are operating correctly. If you have any concerns, contact our friendly team for advice.
Circuit Breakers (CBs) provide overcurrent protection, so that if too much power is being drawn through a circuit the circuit breaker will trip to prevent the cable from overheating and starting a fire.
RCBOs are a combination device that incorporates a RCD and a CB. They are the best solution for safety and reliability.
However, many older style homes in Melbourne are still using old-fashioned, unsafe fuse boxes with porcelain re-wireable fuses! These types of Federal fuse boards do not meet current electrical safety standards and should be replaced to ensure your home and your family are protected.
Kenner Electrics regularly inspects and upgrades switchboards to meet current Australian Electrical Standards.
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The service was incredible. It was not just the workmanship but the after service support and follow up that made the real difference. Thanks to the team from the bottom of my heart for making all our electrical problems go away and so efficiently as well.
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Had an issue with our smoke detectors and the heat lights in the bathroom. After chatting online with their customer service, an electrician was sent out to our home within a couple of hours and fix has been wonderful so far. They were also great with other inquiries for other installations. Would not hesitate to call on Kenner Electrics again.
Have used Kenner Electrics 3 times in recent months. Very happy with their quick, reliable and friendly service. Will definitely use them again. In fact I now refer to them as "our electricians".
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