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Otherwise known as a fuse box, switchboard installations are how electricity is distributed around your home or office. Since the switchboard regulates the flow of electricity to the outlets, it will burn out if it’s overloaded. When this happens, the circuit power is cut off, and any device plugged into the outlet will stop working until the switch is turned on again. If there is a problem with your wiring, it will keep tripping and possibly damage your appliances.

This means that a domestic switchboard installation is essential to power your home and office. Therefore, it is vital to have a quality, reliable switchboard built to provide uninterrupted power — and to have it installed or upgraded by certified switchboard electricians like The Local Electrician, who you know you can trust to complete the job safely and without any hassles.

Why choose The Local Electrician for your electrical switchboard installation, upgrade or repair in Sydney?

The function and performance of your domestic switchboard installation are essential to your property’s electrical safety and reliability. It’s the heart of the electrical system in your home, apartment complex or commercial premises. Aside from potential electrical interruptions, electrical switchboard mishaps can put your property at risk of an electrical fire or worse. Switchboards also contain your property’s consumer mains.

To prevent interruptions or fires from happening, many Sydney residents, property owners and business owners contact us here at The Local Electrician. Our team of licensed and experienced switchboard electricians can take care of the entire switchboard wiring, including switchboard repairs and fuse box upgrades. With a combined 25+ years of experience, we have seen it all and have completed a wide variety of jobs and projects in Sydney, including the Hills District, Inner West and the Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern suburbs.

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We’ve been helping clients in Sydney and the surrounding areas for over 25 years, and our professional team of electricians has all the experience you need for your switchboard installations.

Why would you need a new electrical switchboard installation or upgrade?

Older switchboards usually have fuses that should be completely replaced if they blow. The switchboards that you find in most modern homes today use safety switches that can simply be flipped back up if they trip. Whether your panel has burned out or you’re looking to upgrade from an old panel to a new one, we can help.

The Local Electrician provides reliable switchboard installation and repairs throughout Sydney. We are well equipped and qualified to work in any scenario, whether your switchboard is indoors, outdoors or in your garage.

What can cause an electrical switchboard installation to fail?

There are many reasons why a switchboard might fail, some of which can be:

  • Faulty cables.
  • Overloaded circuits.
  • Water damage.
  • Incorrect cable length.
  • Old fuses.
  • Faulty RCD (residual current device).
  • Sudden power surge.

While the problems we’ve listed above are common, switchboard repairs are relatively simple. Time and time again, we fix these and many other issues related to our customer’s faulty panels and meters. The switchboard electricians at The Local Electrician test panels and perform replacements and upgrades to ensure they are safe and compliant.

In general, most switchboard installation services do not have to be expensive. Our rates are at a much lower price point than you would expect for our quality of service. Our relationships with trusted suppliers ensure that the trading savings we receive are passed on to you.

The Local Electrician — the domestic switchboard installation and repair experts you can count on

The switchboard is the core element of the electrical system for your entire property. Nothing will work if it fails! If an electrical panel fails, an emergency response may be required to repair your switchboard or replace it so that your appliances, lights and all the electrical equipment on your property continue functioning. The Local Electrician should be your first call if you need your switchboard repaired.

We are available to help with emergency switchboard repairs, or you can schedule an appointment for routine maintenance. An experienced electrician will assess and test your panel and advise you on the best course of action, whether to repair your current panel or replace it with a new one.

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your peace of mind.

If you’re looking for a trustworthy switchboard repair company that won’t let you down, look no further than The Local Electrician. We provide free estimates for all our services before we start any work.

Licensed & Insured Electricians

We have licensed and insured electricians to help you with your power outage problems. Our services include power outage repairs, general electrical repairs, lighting fixture repairs and many more. You can count on us to put your safety on top of our priorities.

On-time Electrician Or It's Free!

We are here to serve you with our professional services at any time of the day or night. Our power outage electricians will arrive at your location shortly after receiving your call. If our electricians cannot arrive on time, we will not charge you anything for their service.

Same Day Services

We know how stressful it can be when you suddenly have a power outage in Sydney, so we ensure fast service to get your home or business back up and running as soon as possible.

Free Safety Inspection

During a Sydney power outage, it's essential to know that you're getting help from the best electricians in the area. We offer free safety inspections to guarantee that your home is safe and secure.

5 Year Warranty On All Materials

You can trust us to only use high-quality German-made materials for our power outage repairs. These components are incredibly durable and long-lasting, but we still offer you a 5-year warranty on all materials, just in case!

Electrical Switchboard Upgrades

Upgrading your electrical switchboard is an extremely safe and recommended process to go through. Especially if you have received an electrical defect, upgrading your current electrical switchboard to a more contemporary and safer model is highly advised. You should upgrade to a 3 phase switchboard if you own a large commercial property or a larger sized house which uses a lot of electrical appliances.  Some common signs which can indicate that a new switchboard is needed can be some of the following:

  • Appliances tripping as the current low voltage switchboard cannot handle the number of voltages needed, for example, lights flickering more often (this is typically when you will need to upgrade to a 3 phase switchboard)
  • There are smells, sparks and discolouration all coming from the switchboard. Your household appliances or fuses are a good sign that your switchboard may be breaking

A switchboard upgrade is important for ensuring that your home does not experience an electrical-related fire and that appliances do not short circuit regularly. It is also required by NSW law that a switchboard needs to be correctly installed and functioning at all times in every Sydney home. This is to prevent the number of  electrical shocks, power outages and electrocution risks.

How Much Does A Switchboard Upgrade Cost?

As every switchboard and electrical issue is completely different, there is no one set cost for an upgrade. However, we can detail our price range and the typical Sydney average for the price of a new switchboard upgrade.

  • A basic fuse box upgrade will cost between $800-$1900.
  • If your home’s mains need to be upgraded, cabling needs to be carried out or the switchboard needs to be relocated. This will cost approximately between $2000-$4000.

*These are approximate averages. To receive a more detailed and accurate quote. Please contact one of our friendly electricians today!

What Are 3 Phase Switchboard Upgrades?

A 3 phase upgrade is typically used when a property has high electricity requirements. A 3 phase switchboard is installed at commercial properties, factories and stores but can also be installed in larger residential homes that use a lot of appliances and electrical systems. For example if you have multiple air conditioning units running, you will want a 3 phase switchboard to handle the extra voltage. Some of the benefits of this switchboard include that its power supply will never drop to zero, it is more energy efficient and there is less cabling involved. Only a level 2 asp electrician can carry out a 3 phase upgrade and candle any of the electrical defects that may arise in the future.

How Does A Switchboard Get Upgraded?

To perform an electrical switchboard upgrade, a Level 2 Electrician is needed to install the system. Having a higher certification and more knowledge in electrical matters than regular electricians, level 2 electrical contractors are the best for the installation. As old circuit breakers, safety switches and switchboards were designed to meet the electrical needs of older times, they are not up to standards of today’s world. The power distribution and needs of all systems, like hot water systems, dishwashers and air conditioners, in the building will cause too much stress on older makes of switchboards. That is why hiring a professional and fully licensed electrician to upgrade your main Switchboard is important.

For more information on when to upgrade an electrical switchboard, read into our insights. We offer accurate and important information on the subject which will be extremely useful when undergoing this process.

Switchboard Installation, Upgrade & Repair Services!

The switchboard is the heart and control centre of a property’s electrical system. It’s absolutely critical (and the only legal option) that switchboard installation and maintenance is left to the professionals. Many clients have chosen our team because of our wide experience and high quality workmanship. We understand the requirements of each site whether it’s a home, apartment complex, office, restaurant, retail store or an entire commercial structure.

Whether it’s a switchboard upgrade or installation, contact us here at The Local Electrician. With our expertise and 5 star service, we will put all of your worries to ease by better protecting your household, business, property and other assets. We can immediately send an electrician or an entire team upon your request.

Aside from new installations, our team has also performed many switchboard upgrades in Sydney homes and businesses. This upgrade is vital in preventing the overheating of cables (which can lead to fires). It’s also a cost-effective way of better handling your rising energy requirements especially if you have a a growing household or a fast-growing business!


Electrical Switchboard Expert Electricians

The Local Electrician has been working within all Sydney suburbs for over 25 years, specifically working on Electrical Switchboard tasks. Installing, repairing and upgrading, our expert Level 2 Electrician workers can be called for any switchboard job. Being fully licensed we are guaranteed to be able to work in all locations and environments.

Our Emergency Electrician workers are also contactable 24/7 to work in all suburbs and on all switchboards at any time. We will arrive as soon as possible and can quickly work on any needed electrical emergency related to the switchboard.

Moreover, if curious about how to make an electrical switchboard connection our blog provides simple steps to follow. When needing more professional help with the matter, that is when our experienced level 2 electricians can easily be contacted to help.

For all Sydney suburbs, our electrical switchboard assistance is the most reliable and efficient. Our services are easily contactable – email us at info@thelocalelectrician.com.au. We will be there on time and ready to help all those who need the perfect installation, repairs, upgrades to inspections on their electrical switchboards.


Our Services

Our skilled electricians are qualified to carry out any electrical repair or installation within Sydney. We strive to deliver absolute customer satisfaction by offering electrical services that are affordable, safe and long lasting.

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