SWITCHBOARDS | INSTALLATION AND SERVICING
An electric switchboard is an electrical device that distributes electricity from one electrical source to another electrical source. It is a major component used in power distribution process. It is made up of several electric panels. Each electric panel contains switches that redirect electricity.
There are several types of electric switchboards based on current rating, construction type, interrupt rating, operating type, voltage type, insulation medium, and others.
When do I need to replace my switchboard and how do I know it needs replacing?
Your switchboard is the ‘control panel’ of your home’s electrical wiring. If your switchboard is getting on in years, you need to consider upgrading it for the following important reasons:
• Short-circuits – older switchboard have a greater propensity to short-circuit, meaning that there is a risk of the fuses catching fire, or risk of electric shocks. If your current switchboard still uses replaceable wires on the fuses, it is a safety hazard and needs to be replaced.
• Insufficient power supply – our homes nowadays rely on many more appliances to run than they did in our parents’ day. With a reliance on computers, air conditioners, home theatres, microwave ovens, fitness equipment, pool pumps, stereos and more, it is essential that the switchboard is able to handle the amount of electricity required by the household. Indications of an insufficient power supply are: power tripping, flickering lights.
• Safety Switch – this gives you the ability to cut down or restore power when necessary, a feature not present on older switchboards. An electrical safety switch is a crucial feature of modern switchboards.
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT ELECTRICIAN
There’s simply not enough to be said for the importance of your electrician being properly licensed, insured and bonded before they come to perform work.It is key that your electrician has proper training and adequate experience in order to provide top service and high quality results for your electrical repairs and installations.
High quality contractors can guarantee same day service so that you get a timely and efficient repair you need when you need it. Leading electricians will also offer 24/7 emergency service for when you need urgent help with your electrical systems.
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