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SWITCHBOARD UPGRADES

Switchboard Upgrade

Is your domestic or commercial property switchboard aged or damaged? Are fuses blowing suddenly or circuit breakers tripping frequently?

If so, it’s time to consider a switchboard upgrade.

A switchboard is the core of a building’s electrical wiring. It directs the main supply to all the circuits powering the home or business and the reliability of your switchboard is critical to ensuring the safety of occupants.

Switchboard Upgrades can help correct electrical issues. Fuses blowing or power tripping out frequently? An aged or damaged switchboard could be the problem!

Discussing your needs with a licensed electrician will mean that considerations like supply availability can also be assessed. Whether you need a switchboard upgrade for domestic or commercial premises, we can help.

Q. Why is it important to ensure a switchboard is in good working order
A. Your switchboard provides a means of isolation in the event of a fault, it also protects the installation from short circuit, offers differential earth leakage protection, protects against fire and electrocution.
Q. What is SPD
A. Service Protection Device (SPD): A fuse, circuit breaker or other device on which the consumers mains are terminated and which limits fault current into a consumer’s installation, provides overload protection for the consumers mains and metering equipment and enables the installation to be disconnected from the network operator’s supply.
 
Q. What is a Main Switch?
A. A Main Switch Isolates your electrical installation to enable safe isolation.
 
Q. What is a circuit Breaker?
A. A circuit breaker provides automatic disconnection in the event of a short circuit fault, principally overloading and short circuit.
 
RCD vs Circuit Breaker
 
Q. When do I need to install a smoke alarm in my dwelling?

A. Western Australia’s Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations) sets out the requirements for home-owners to have compliant smoke alarms installed:

  • prior to the sale or transfer of ownership;
  • where a dwelling is rented under a residential tenancy agreement or made available for such rental; and
  • where a dwelling is made available for hire.
Q. What is an RCD
A. An RCD, or residual current device, is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire.
It can also provide some protection against electrical fires. RCDs offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide.
RCD vs Circuit Breaker
Q. What does an RCD do?

A. An RCD is a safety device that prevents electrocution by cutting the electricity supply immediately. It works on the principle that the electricity flowing into a circuit must be equal to the current flowing out of a circuit. When you receive a shock it means an electrical current has passed through the body directly to earth.

RCDs are fitted at the meter box and will have a test button on them. If you press the ‘test’ button or the RCD has detected an issue, the on/off switch will go to the ‘off’ position.

RCD switches
A minimum of two RCDs are required to ensure some light and power remains if one operates. Two RCDs also reduces the possibility of tripping due to some appliances which have low levels of earth leakage.
Q. How does an RCD work?

A. When a person makes direct contact with electricity, it is directed away from its main path in the electrical circuit and instead goes through the person’s body to earth. A safety switch can detect the change in the electrical circuit and switches the power off in as little as 0.3 seconds.

Fuses and circuit breakers protect against short circuits and current overloads, but only safety switches protect people from electric shock.

Safety switches are only a back-up. They may not protect all wiring and electrical appliances and will not prevent all electric shocks.

Q.What is a Combination RCD?

A. Home owners can choose to install combined circuit breaker and RCDs. These devices protect the electrical circuits and appliances as well as preventing electrocution and are an option in meter boxes with little or not spare space.

combination rcd

Q.What is a Portable RCD?
A. Portable RCDs attached to a power board or extension lead protects you when using power tools or electrical appliances outside.
 
portable RCD
Q. What is a Power point RCD?

A. RCDs fitted to a power point can be recognised by the test button on the face of the plate. They are made for protecting electrical appliances in your bathrooms and workshops.

powerpoint RCD

Accreditations & Licensing

  • WA Contractors Licence
  • WA Electrical Licence
  • WorkSafe Licence
  • Working In Confined Spaces
  • Forklift Licence
  • Senior First Aid, St John’s Ambulance
  • Working At Heights
  • Elevated Work Platforms
  • WA Driver’s Licence
  • Structured Cabling, LAN Design And Implementation
  • WA Excavators Licence
  • BSBMGT402A Implement Operational Plan                          
  • BSBPMG510A Manage Projects
  • BSB Promote Team Effectiveness
  • BSBWOR40B Develop Work Priorities

Plus a variety of licenses from working directly as a  Western Power project network operator

List of Our Service Areas

Stevenson Electrical provide electrical services in:

Capel Shire

Boyanup, Capel, Capel River, Dalyellup, Elgin, Forrest Beach, Gelorup, Gwindinup, North Boyanup, Peppermint Grove Beach, Stirling Estate, Stratham, The Plains.
 

Bunbury

Bunbury, Carey Park, College Grove, Davenport, East Bunbury, Glen Iris, Pelican Point, Picton, South Bunbury, Usher, Vittoria, Withers.
 

Shire of Busselton

Abba River, Acton Park, Ambergate ,Bovell, Broadwater, Busselton,  Chapman Hill , Geographe, Hithergreen, Jarrahwood, Kalgup, Ludlow, Reinscourt, Ruabon, Sabina River, Tutunup, Vasse, Walsall, West Busselton, Wonnerup, Yalyalup, Yoganup, Yoongarillup.

Shire of Donnybrook – Balingup

Argyle, Balingup, Beelerup, Brazier, Brookhampton, Charley Creek, Donnybrook, Glen Mervyn, Grimwade, Kirup, Lowden, Mullalyup, Newlands, Paynedale, Queenwood , Southampton, Thomson Brook, Upper Capel, Yabberup.

Shire of Bridgetown

Greenbushes and North Greenbushes. 

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Accreditations & Licensing

  • WA Contractors Licence
  • WA Electrical Licence
  • WorkSafe Licence
  • Working In Confined Spaces
  • Forklift Licence
  • Senior First Aid, St John’s Ambulance
  • Working At Heights
  • Elevated Work Platforms
  • WA Driver’s Licence
  • Structured Cabling, LAN Design And Implementation
  • WA Excavators Licence
  • BSBMGT402A Implement Operational Plan                          
  • BSBPMG510A Manage Projects
  • BSB Promote Team Effectiveness
  • BSBWOR40B Develop Work Priorities

Plus a variety of licenses from working directly as a  Western Power project network operator

Full List of Our Service Areas

Stevenson Electrical provide electrical services in:

Capel Shire

Boyanup, Capel, Capel River, Dalyellup, Elgin, Forrest Beach, Gelorup, Gwindinup, North Boyanup, Peppermint Grove Beach, Stirling Estate, Stratham, The Plains.
 

Bunbury

Bunbury, Carey Park, College Grove, Davenport, East Bunbury, Glen Iris, Pelican Point, Picton, South Bunbury, Usher, Vittoria, Withers.
 

Shire of Busselton

Abba River, Acton Park, Ambergate ,Bovell, Broadwater, Busselton,  Chapman Hill , Geographe, Hithergreen, Jarrahwood, Kalgup, Ludlow, Reinscourt, Ruabon, Sabina River, Tutunup, Vasse, Walsall, West Busselton, Wonnerup, Yalyalup, Yoganup, Yoongarillup.

Shire of Donnybrook – Balingup

Argyle, Balingup, Beelerup, Brazier, Brookhampton, Charley Creek, Donnybrook, Glen Mervyn, Grimwade, Kirup, Lowden, Mullalyup, Newlands, Paynedale, Queenwood , Southampton, Thomson Brook, Upper Capel, Yabberup.

Shire of Bridgetown

Greenbushes and North Greenbushes. 

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 0478 644 402

1 Busher Place, Capel WA

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