Older switchboards do not have electrical safety switches (RCDs) which can automatically cut the power when they detect a dangerous situation. RCDs also allow you to safely cut the mains power to a circuit. RCDs can prevent or minimise damage to property (fire) and harm to people (electric shocks). Rewiring is another measure that can also eliminate faults and overheating, thereby substantially minimising the risk of fire.
Kiwis’ energy use has increased hugely over the years. We have many more electrical appliances in our homes, including computers, phone chargers, dishwashers, HVAC, and heat pumps. Many older switchboards were not designed to be able to cope with the electrical demands of today. An upgrade to a new switchboard is a sensible idea.
Switchboard Design & Capacity
K&M Electrical has a range of switchboard designs and loading capacities to meet your requirements. One of our registered electricians will happily discuss your requirements to select the most appropriate switchboard.