A switchboard upgrade is an upgrade from the existing ceramic re-wire fuses or any older protection devices to a flush-mount board including new circuit breakers, RCD protection and a clean Earth up to current AS/NZS 3000:2000 Standards.
A Re-wire is advised if you are living in a pre 1960s home as chances are you are going about daily life blissfully unaware that the wiring up in the roof and inside the wall cavities are deteriated Rubber or vinyl cable. A ticking time bomb for an electrical fire. A re-wire replaces all of this cabling with new TPS cabling up to current AS/NZS 3000:2000 Standards
Older homes frequently suffer from the following problems:
- May not have sufficient power available to handle the increased demand of today’s appliances
- May repetitively trip the existing fuses when load is put on.
- Maybe unsafe and a fire risk for you and your children.
- Or you may just want the benefit of cheaper insurance premiums.
Therefore, an upgrade is required.