Switchboard Upgrades Perth

Meter Box & Switchboard Upgrades

Your switchboard plays an incredibly important role in the safety and electrical efficiency of your home and business. At Delavale Electrical Contracting, we perform switchboard and meter box upgrades across Perth to keep you, your family, and your employees safe.

Many switchboards and meter boxes are out of date and cannot keep up with today’s heavier power demands. They also present a serious safety concern with overloaded circuits, and old asbestos boards causing potential health issues.

RCD Safety Switch Upgrades

RCD’s, or Residual Current Devices, are safety switches fitted to the switchboard of your property. Simply put, they’re a lifesaving device designed to switch power off in the event of a power leak from overloaded circuits and faulty wiring or appliances. This means it’s extremely important to have licensed electricians fit RCD safety switches to your switchboard, and maintain regular RCD testing.

If you’re experiencing more power outages than usual, your RCD switches may need replacing or upgrading. Get in touch with us to book your electrical repair, where we will inspect your switchboard and RCD switches before recommending an appropriate solution.

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Switchboard Upgrade Cost

As all switchboards are different, we provide custom quotes for all switchboard upgrades. Your quote will include the costs of the initial inspection, supply, installation, and testing of your new switchboard, as well as a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. All our work is completed to Australian Standards 3000:2018, plus we offer a lifetime warranty on all our workmanship. If you suspect or know your existing switchboard needs an upgrade, please contact us for your free, no-obligation quote.

What Is A Switchboard?

A switchboard is also commonly referred to as a meter box, and it’s where the power to all your wiring in your home or business is distributed. Switchboards are protected by circuit breakers and RCD switches that automatically switch off the electricity to an affected line of power.

You’ll recognise your switchboard as the place you go to first when your power goes out. It features a series of main switches that control the electricity throughout the building. Many switchboards in Perth are over 20 years old! This means they’re not built to today’s modern standards in both safety and capability.

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How do I know my switchboard needs upgrading?

Many older switchboards aren’t able to keep up with the increased power demands of today, which results in the circuits becoming overloaded and tripping off. While this is a nuisance, it may also become dangerous and create fire or electrical hazards.

Do I really need a new meter box?

Old switchboards carry various hazards that may affect the safety of you, your family, or your employees. Reasons you may need a switchboard upgrade include:

  • Asbestos: some old switchboards were made with this highly dangerous, cancer-causing fibre
  • Old ceramic fuses: used prior to circuit breakers, these old fuses require far more electrical current before they blow, compared with modern circuit breakers
  • Unprotected circuits: circuits may not have enough electrocution protection devices (RCDs) to keep you safe

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