RCD Safety Switch Installation
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Installation of RCD Safety Switches are highly recommended to keep you and your home safe from fires & electrocution.
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What is a RCD Safety Switch?
Safety switches (often confused with circuit breakers) go above and beyond the safety capabilities of circuit breakers and surge protectors. These devices monitor the power flowing through the cable and shut it down if there is any fluctuation. This can protect you from electric shock in the event that you drop your hair dryer in the sink, cut through a wire with an electric saw or otherwise expose yourself to the risk of shock. The safety switch will shut down the power to that particular power point immediately so that you don’t get shocked. Safety switches are a must have to provide you and your appliances with the best protection. In other words, when your power system gets overloaded, circuit breakers trip/ safety switches trip when there is power leakage to create a threat to humans. Get safety switch installation today and make your switchboard safe
Upgrade Fuses to RCD Safety Switches
If your home was constructed before the early 1990’s you may not have Safety Switches protecting you against Electrical Shocks & Fires. In today’s modern day standards, Safety Switches are compulsory on all new builds which dramatically decrease the risk of fires, shocks and appliance damage. If you are unsure if you have Safety Switches, schedule a FREE switchboard safety inspection with one of our friendly Electricians from the Sutherland Shire.
The dangers of ceramic fuses can be quite hazardous and some Sutherland Shire homes today still have these old fuses protecting their homes. These type of fuses only protect against short circuit and overload protection and do NOT protect against electric shock which can be quite fatal. They have a bi metal element which is basically a small piece of wire wrapped around two screws and will heat up and melt when the circuit draws to much current from appliances or devices on a overload fault. When short circuit occurs the piece of wire should break immediately and disconnect the circuit. Some fuse sizes will be different and the correct wire size must be used and installed by a licensed electrician. Using oversized wire on a circuit could become catastrophe causing damage to your electrical wiring and even starting a fire.
Over time as ceramic fuses age and become brittle, hot joints will form and loose connections will start appearing on the switchboard leading to power failure or even fire damage to your electrical circuits and home. Update your switchboard before its too late.
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What we install in a Switchboard Upgrade
Main Switch/Circuit Breaker
This safety switch has complete control over your entire switchboard, once on the off position, you should not have electricity in your home. It has two main functions, to protect the switchboard against overload, and short circuit protection. For homes most main switches are rated at 63amps and anything rated bigger or smaller could cause a dangerous situation. Always located as your first safety switch on the left hand side of your switchboard. If there is no main switch on your switchboard, your switchboard does not meet Australian electrical standards and could be potentially dangerous.
RCD/RCBO Residual Current Device/Residual Current Device Overload.
The difference between the two, an RCD has one function only, to protect and detect the circuit of any earth leakage currents. In other words, protecting you against a fatal electric shock when coming into contact with exposed electric wires or copper piping. The RCBO on the other hand has two functions, it has you protected against earth leakage currents but also protects the circuit in the event of an overload fault on your switchboard. The overload fault will occur when you have to many appliances or devices running on the one safety switch, protecting your appliances from burn out and catching fire. RCD/RCBOs can be usually rated from 6 to 40 amps.
6 – 10 amps – lighting
16 – 20 amps – power sockets
20 – 25 amps – oven
32 – 40 amps – cook-top/stove
All new switchboard installations in the Sutherland Shire – Since 2019 the Australian standards state that all newly installed switchboard upgrades must have RCD/RCBOs installed on all individual circuits.
Any switchboards that needs MCBs or circuit breakers replaced, must be replaced with an RCBO/RCD. Modern day standards require all new switchboard upgrades to have RCBO/RCD fitted to protect against electric shock and overload.
24hr Emergency Fuse Box Repair Electrician
Switchboards with ceramic fuses, particularly the older ones, are obselete and present a fire hazard with modern day electrical demands, and as such should be replaced. Ceramic fuses could put you and your family at risk of electric shock and be a fire hazard to your home. True Local Electricians are Switchboard Specialists in the Sutherland Shire and can update your electrical panel to new circuit breaker/safety switch RCD’s with our safety switch installation service.
We are available 24/7 for all switchboard repairs in the Sutherland Shire. The most common issue which our 24hr Emergency Electricians get called out for in the Sutherland Shire is the failure of Ceramic Fuses. Ceramic Fuses can present a fire hazard with modern day electrical demands, and as such should be replaced. If you have Porcelain Fuse’s in your switchboard you should upgraded as soon as possible.
Other Switchboard Emergencies:
- Power Outages or Lost Power to some circuits in your home
- Your electrical switchboard causing concern
- Smokey smell coming from your switchboard or Power Point
- Flickering lights
- Crackling noises from your fuse box
- Sparking from your Switchboard or Power Outlet
The Best Safety Switch Upgrade Electrician
We pride ourselves on providing the things that matter when you are in an electrical emergency:
- Specialist knowledge in Switchboards locally in the Sutherland Shire
- Fast rapid response time to get your power back on ASAP
- Availability 24/7
- Qualified, Licensed & Insured
- Affordable electrical solutions & Seniors Discounts
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Frequently Asked RCD Safety Switch Questions
Do i need a RCD Safety Switch Installation?
Even if you own or rent, it is still a good idea to have safety switches installed on all circuits. Protection switches protect you from electric shocks, your family and anyone entering the house. Call your electrician if you are uncertain, to see if your home is safe.
Why is my Safety Switch tripping?
The most common issue which causes a constantly tripping safety switch is a faulty appliance. However faulty wiring can cause safety switches and circuit breakers to trip and require a same day licensed electrician from True Local Electricians to inspect and repair.
When Do I Need A Switchboard Upgrade?
You may need a switchboard upgrade if your current fuse box has a burning smell, making a crackling noise, or if your lights are flickering. Outdated fuses are no longer used and deemed unsafe to cope with modern day power hungry appliances. If your breakers and switches are tripping, sparking, have melted wires and black burns – In these circumstances you should upgrade to the latest safety switches to protect your home from fires and electric shocks.
Do you offer a FREE Electrical Safety Inspection?
True Local Electricians will provide you with a FREE electrical safety inspection to your entire Sutherland Shire home. Our service ensures you have a 24/7 safe household which caters for all modern day appliances.
I Smell Electricity Burning, What Should I Do?
If you smell electricity burning you should contact True Local Electricians for an 24/7 emergency electrical inspection. A burning smell can be cased from a faulty appliance, faulty circuit breakers, loose wires, hot joints, overloaded and old wires.
When Does My Electrical Equipment Need An Upgrade?
Your circuit breaker will need an upgrade when it becomes faulty due to wear and tear or an electrical issue. You should always get frequent electrical checks to ensure optimal performance. We proudly offer a FREE electrical inspection on each job.
How Long Will It Take For An Emergency Electrician To Arrive At My Sutherland Shire House?
We have emergency electricians waiting at our Cronulla head office and ready to rapidly be dispatched to you within 1hr. It may be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the SES’s top electrical safety tips if you have an electrical emergency while you await our emergency electricians.
Fuses and Circuit Breakers which are blown or faulty can be the most common electrical issues to your hot water system. We offer a free inspection of your thermostat and element to get your hot water back on as soon as possible.
Why Are My Lights Flickering?
If you have lights which are continuously flickering this may be due to a loose connection, loose bulb, or a voltage increase to your lighting. This electrical fault will require a free inspection from our qualified electricians.
What Is The Difference Between A Fuse Box And Safety Box?
True Local Electrician’s specialises in fuse box upgrades! Both a Fuse box and a safety box is designed to offer your home with safety protection. A fuse box will provide protection to appliances from electrical spikes, however a safety box will protect you and people from electrical shocks and hazards. Get the latest Safety Switches today!
How Much Does Upgrading a Switchboard Cost?
Every switchboard is different. If you are within The Sutherland Shire we inspect your switchboard in person and provide you with a free safety inspection and upgrade quote.
Is It Time to Repair My Fuse Box?
If your home was constructed more than 40yrs ago you will most likely have obsolete ceramic fuses in your fuse box. Your home is not complaint with modern day standards AS3000 and will require replacement to avoid the risk of electric shock and fire.
Is It Illegal Not to Have a Switch for Safety?
In NSW, all new buildings are expected to have safety switches mounted, and switches must be added if extensions or modifications are done to an existing building. Rental properties in QLD and VIC must have Safety Switches mounted, and in NSW it is strongly recommended to do so. In some States and Territories, they are a prerequisite before selling or leasing a house.
Regardless of the state, when any electrical work is performed on a premise and load on a circuit is altered, a safety switch must be installed. Always seek a professional opinion from your electrician prior to repairs or extensions.
Fully Qualified and Insured – Call Out Electrician
True Local Electricians are your local electricians offering rapid emergency electrician services to residents in the Sutherland Shire. With over 15 years of service to the local community we are your reliable, affordable and trustworthy electrician for all your home and business needs. Electrical issues can occur unexpectedly – if you are a Sutherland Shire business it can have the potential to impact your customers. True Local Electricians fully stocked vans waiting at our Cronulla head office in The Sutherland Shire and ready to help you.
Our team are fully qualified electricians with many years of experience. We offer service to all types of electrical services and can rapidly respond to your emergency. We cater for all electrical services from switchboard upgrades, house re-wires, installing power points, fault finding, home renovations LED lighting upgrades and Level 2 electrician services to your Sutherland Shire home. If you are a Sutherland Shire business having electrical problems, our Sutherland Shire emergency electricians are waiting to assist and have your business up running again quickly. You cant ignore your safety, the safety of your customers, or that of your family. Call our local emergency electrician.