Switchboard electricians are the electrical ‘central nervous system’ of our homes. All of the power in your home is sent through it and there are strict rules and safety devices in place to ensure your family is safe from electrical hazards like fires or electric shock. If you have an older switchboard then it is likely time to get it upgraded to suit your growing power needs and comply with current safety regulations.
What is basic electrician?
The basic function of a switchboard is to divide incoming electricity into smaller circuits for different electrical services within your home. This is done with a combination of components including panels or frames, busbars and control or monitoring devices. The switchboard will also have fuses or circuit breakers which are able to detect if there is too much electricity running through one of the circuits and can be triggered to cut off the flow of electricity.
Most homes will have one or more ‘circuits’ running through the switchboard, with each circuit being sized to the amount of power used by your appliances. The main switch on your home’s switchboard (sometimes referred to as the main breaker) will be connected to these circuits and is able to be switched off, allowing you to turn off specific areas of your home.
There are many signs that your switchboard may be outdated and in need of an upgrade. This includes your lights flickering, power points constantly tripping and if you have ceramic rewireable fuses instead of modern circuit breakers then it’s time to book a $99 Switchboard Safety Check with Fallon Solutions to help keep your family and appliances safe.