We have found that one of the most common causes of damage to electrical devices within the home or work place are power surges and are more common than we like to acknowledge. Many of your electrical devices may have become damaged due to a recent power surge, and you are likely unaware of this. While lightning strikes are the most obvious causes of power surges, there are often smaller power fluctuations that go unnoticed and appliances can falter without warning. One common cause is the use of high-powered items being used infrequently e.g. a spa, or a heavy duty workshop item. Other means of causing a power surge include faulty wiring, downed power lines, or lightning strikes.
A Power Surge is what happens when there’s a sudden increase in the amount of power in the electrical system. In Australia, electrical wiring is set to a standard 240 volts. If the voltage in the electricity flow is higher, it can cause a power surge, and can take a huge toll on modern day appliances, destroying sensitive and expensive equipment without warning. A Surge Protector is designed to protect your equipment by allowing only a safe voltage amount though to connected appliances.
We recommended that you Surge Protector be installed at the main switchboard by one of our licensed electrical contractors.
A Surge Protector installed on your switchboard is the best way to protect your home from the risks of a voltage surge. The Surge Protector works by grounding any abnormally high voltages, rather than letting them travel through your electrics and potentially causing damage. We encourage all Gold Coast residents and businesses to have Surge Protection using a Surge Diverter hardwired into your main switchboard. A Surge Protector, as its name suggests, protects electronic devices, appliances, or equipment from power surges.
While one surge sometimes may not destroy an appliance, it can often cause wear and tear, and over time significantly damage expensive electrical equipment, hence why Surge Protectors can prove to be a cost effective way to ensure protection! Not all surge protectors are the same, with some offer greater protection than others. For example, some surge protectors might not protect your equipment against lightning strikes, which can send millions of volts through the power lines. Portable surge protectors look like standard power boards, and protect the devices that are connected to it.
$200.00 plus GST fully installed
$350.00 plus GST fully installed
If you would like to get us out to install a Surge Diverter (Surge Protection Device) call us today!