Which areas do you service?

We cater to customers throughout Hobart and the surrounding areas including but not limited to Blackmans Bay, Bruny Island, Cygnet, Geeveston, Huonville, Kettering, Kingston, Margate, New Norfolk and Woodbridge.

How do you replace a fuse wire for homes that still have semi-enclosed rewireable fuses?

Caution: risk of electrocution! If you have any doubt how to do this call a licensed electrician!

If RCDs are fitted, how can I check if they are operating correctly?

All RCDs are manufactured with a test button. Homeowners and tenants should press the test button every three months. Pushing the test button simulates an earth leakage fault and indicates whether or not the device is operating correctly. Electrical clocks and timing devices may have to be reset after the test button has been pushed and the RCD turned back on.

Is a safety switch the same as a circuit breaker?

No, many homes already have circuit breakers installed. However, circuit breakers only protect against overloading and short circuits. They do not prevent electrocution.

How does a safety switch save lives?

Safety switches monitor the flow of electricity through a circuit. They automatically shut off the electricity supply when current is detected leaking from faulty switches, wiring or electrical appliances. This stops the chance of current flowing to earth, through a person and electrocuting them.

Are safety switches compulsory in all homes?

Safety switches have been compulsory for power circuits in all-new Tasmanian homes since July 1992. This means many Tasmanian homes already have a safety switch installed which protects most of the power circuits. However, safety switches may be missing from homes built before that time. The switchboard is the best place to look for permanently installed safety switches. Safety switches can be easily identified; they are the ones with a test or T button.

What is Test and Tag?

Test and Tag is a system where electricians will test electrical equipment in a workplace for faults ensuring it is safe to be used by employees. The electrician will then attach a tag to the piece of equipment stating the date it was tested and when the next test is due.

Are smoke alarms compulsory in all homes?

By law, all homes and units in Tasmanian must be fitted with smoke alarms. It is your responsibility to make sure you have a working smoke alarm installed. Homes built before August 1997 must have at least one 9-volt battery-operated smoke alarm, homes constructed or significantly renovated after August 1997 must have a 240-volt (hard-wired) smoke alarm.

What is a Surge Protector, and what does it do?

Surge protectors are designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes and safeguard your appliances and wiring from voltage surges such as those resulting from a lightning strike. Safety switches and surge protectors play entirely different roles, surge protectors protect electrical appliances, and safety switches protect people.

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