Switchboard Upgrades Melbourne

Your switchboard is the most important piece of electrical safety equipment in your home! Whether you have an old ceramic fuse box or tripping circuit breakers, licensed Kenner Electrics electricians can upgrade or repair your domestic switchboard today. Trust the switchboard upgrade professionals!

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Switchboard Upgrades and Repairs Melbourne

Have you had a switchboard inspection recently?

Your switchboard is the most important piece of electrical safety equipment in your house. It contains circuit breakers and safety switches (RCDs) to keep your property and family safe. 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 a licensed electrician at least every 2 years to ensure they are up to date and in good working order.

Our experienced electricians are up to date with the latest electrical safety regulations and requirements, so you can trust that you're in the right hands.

Tripping Circuit Breakers?

Do you have a problem with circuit breakers tripping? Or do you still have an old ceramic fuse box?

Then it's time to call your local electricians! Our expert electrician will diagnose the fault and explain the issue to you. You'll then be provided with repair, replacement or upgrade options in an up-front quote so you can decide which option is best for the safety of your home and family.

Our Switchboard Upgrade and Repair Services:

If you have a switchboard issue, just get in touch with our friendly office team and we'll let you know how we can help.

Modern switchboard upgraded by local electrician with safety switch protection on all circuits

Why Choose Kenner Electrics?

Kenner Electrics is your trusted local electrician. We have a friendly and professional team of highly qualified, experienced and licensed electricians ready to handle all your commercial and residential electrical needs.

We provide up-front pricing with a clear explanation of the work required to avoid cost overruns. We provide prompt and efficient service and prioritise safety on each and every job. We are fully insured, licensed and accredited, we're a member of the National Electrical & Communications Association, and we are a registered electrical contractor with Energy Safe Victoria. We always provide compliance certificates for all completed electrical installation work.

We're one of the top rated electricians in Melbourne with over 250 genuine 5-star reviews from residential and business customers just like you.

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High-Quality Electrical Switchboard Upgrades

Reasons to upgrade your switchboard with Melbourne's 5-star trusted electricians

  • Upgrade your switchboard to meet current electrical standards
  • Improve electrical safety and reliability of supply
  • Prevent nuisance tripping, or the loss of power to your entire house when a single circuit trips
  • Have safety switches installed to keep your family safe
  • Ensure protective devices are able to work properly to keep your family safe
  • Have overload devices installed to keep your home safe from fire
  • Relocate your switchboard to inside your house for ease of access and security
  • Relocate your switchboard away from a non-compliant location for safety reasons
  • Label the circuits so they can be easily identified in emergencies or when being worked on
  • Reduce the risk of fires spreading to other parts of your home by having your switchboard fire sealed
  • Get your electrical terminations checked to reduce the risk of arcing
  • Ensure your family are not exposed to asbestos fibres from the switchboard
  • Read more information on our blog about 'Signs You Definitely Need A Switchboard Upgrade'

How Much Does a Switchboard Upgrade Cost in Melbourne?

The cost of a home switchboard upgrade is really quite variable as there are a lot of factors to consider, such as:

  • Number of circuits
  • Single phase or 3-phase supply
  • Condition of the old wiring
  • Is a mains upgrade required?
  • Does the enclosure need replacing?
  • Location of the switchboard
  • Does it need a new earth electrode?
  • Does it contain Asbestos?
  • Does it need to be inspected by an independent electrical inspector?

Our electricians always provide an up-front quote specific to your home before we start any job, but as a general guide, below is the average pricing for a standard residential switchboard upgrade in Melbourne:

Typical price range for standard home switchboard upgrades:

Small home/apartment - between $1200-$1800

Medium home - between $1800-$2700

Large home - between $2700-$3700

A Kenner Electrics switchboard upgrade will always include the installation of combination safety switch and over-current protective devices (RCBOs) on each circuit. We believe your safety, and electrical reliability of your home is always worth the extra cost of high quality RCBOs. Other protective devices such as Surge Protection Devices are an optional extra but are strongly recommended for more complete protection of your home and appliances.

What should a safe, modern switchboard contain?

Our expert electricians are here to answer your switchboard questions

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.

Surge Protection Devices (SPD's) provide overvoltage protection, so that if a high voltage is detected which may be caused be a lightning strike or a High-Voltage Injection on the network/grid, the SPD will trip to prevent appliances and electronics from being damaged.

Many older style homes in Melbourne are still using old-fashioned, unsafe fuse boxes with ceramic 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.

Switchboard upgrade to safety switches in a Melbourne home

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Found this company on Google, not knowing them previously. Easy to call and book. Additionally, they gave a clear estimated of arrival. The electricians also gave us a pre-call so that we knew they were 30 minutes away. We had Electricians Tim and Max, and they were great! Quick to diagnose the problem, and explain it all to me. Additionally, break down the costing, and asked permission to proceed. We now have a working switch and bathroom fan. The overall end to end process was very professional and to a high standard.
Great experience from first phone call to completion of job. Great communication. Was on time and very professional. Highly recommend.
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