Mains Upgrades

Do you need to replace your old mains power cables or increase your power supply? Darebin Electrical’s experienced electricians are here to assist.

Reliable Mains Upgrades

A Mains upgrade refers to the process of replacing and or upgrading electrical main cables that connect a domestic switchboard to the main grid or supply. Updates to these cables happen when you want to increase electrical capacity demand within a home, safety and furthermore keeping the electrical system updated and efficient.

These are becoming more and more necessary due to increased electrical consumption with the 21st century, addition to new appliances and meeting modern day safety standards all play a vital role in this being necessary for your home. Press the button below for a quotation on a mains upgrade at your home.

Upgrading Cotton Cablling

Older homes might have electrical wiring such as Cotton cabling that do not meet current safety standards or have failed testing in acts such as a switchboard upgrade. Upgrading these main power cables provide the opportunity to comply to current safety standards and also provide safety to fires and risk of overheating or overloads. These old cables also have an effect on the functionality to safety switches and circuit breakers by effecting their performance due to voltage fluctuation and drops in supply voltage.

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  1. Safety and Compliance: Cotton cabling is outdated and poses several safety risks, including fire hazards and electrical shorts. Upgrading to modern, insulated cabling ensures compliance with current electrical safety standards and regulations here in Melbourne.
  2. Assessment and Inspection: Begin by scheduling an assessment and inspection of your existing cotton cabling. Our qualified team will evaluate the condition of the wiring, looking for signs of deterioration, wear, or damage.
  3. Professional Installation: Upgrading from cotton cabling to modern wiring will be done by our licensed and experienced electricians. They have the expertise to ensure a safe and compliant installation.
  4. Energy Efficiency: Upgrading to modern cabling can also improve the energy efficiency of your electrical system, reducing energy consumption and utility costs.

Supply Upgrade

Most homes throughout Melbourne have a 63A single phase power supply.  Some homes however have a 32A or 40A supply making it difficult to install new energy-efficient appliances. We specialise in upgrading the power to 63A to provide enough power for newer appliances such as induction cooktops, split systems & heat pump hot waters.

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Locations We Serve In Melbourne

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For Emergency please call our office on (03) 9463 1555 , kindly complete the form, and a member of our friendly team will make every effort to return your call promptly

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    Fulton MitchellFulton Mitchell
    06:23 27 Oct 23
    John YoonJohn Yoon
    06:21 27 Oct 23
    I've requested a service call about Braemar heater warranty. The service engineer came the next day, 20 minutes of work and voila, everything works, under warranty. Very professional, fast, nice and polite. I suppose, this is how service industry should look like 🙂
    Lyn EmmersonLyn Emmerson
    05:44 27 Oct 23
    Evaporative cooling system service.Excellent communication …. professional serviceman on time and courteous.
    Annis AndersonAnnis Anderson
    02:21 27 Oct 23
    Craig HalloranCraig Halloran
    01:27 26 Oct 23
    Great , fast service and reasonably priced
    Ritesh PatelRitesh Patel
    22:54 15 Oct 23
    Dave who came ontime and troubleshooted issue quickly and efficiently. He guided me and advised how Evaporate Cooler works and gives some useful tips. He also checked outside to ensure it installed correctly . Highly recommended for their quick and efficient service. Thank you Dave
    Monique CrowMonique Crow
    21:55 30 Sep 23
    Highly recommend.Very helpful with explaining my options, assisting with the government rebate process and was prompt at booking in a time to come and complete the work.On the day of install, they turned up on time, and completed everything within expected time.
    Lucy BroadbentLucy Broadbent
    07:44 20 Sep 23
    Easy to deal with, good communication. Got the cooler fixed pretty quickly and similarly the service of the heater. Only thing I would have liked, was for the attendant to take off his shoes when inside my home. I have a crawling toddler so very conscious of keeping my floors clean.
    Deborah JarrawDeborah Jarraw
    09:19 14 Sep 23
    Really excellent service. I use them for all my evaporative cooling servicing and warranty repairs (I'm still under the 7 year warranty). Initially had an appointment for next week, but they called me back and managed to fit me in to a next day service. The serviceman was also really professional, friendly and knowledgeable.
    Mirella ScaliseMirella Scalise
    03:47 14 Aug 23
    After Contacting Darebin gas for a heater issue via email, I received a very prompt and professional response via phone first thing Monday morning. They were able to help with a quick appointment time and explanation of fees etc.The technician was able to give all the necessary information to assist with our problem, and although we chose not to have them repair it on the day( we chose to reach to manufacturer as a good will warranty repair ) Nick was very helpful to the situation. Thank you for the great service. We will highly recommended your company.
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    Why Us

    Our electrical department at Darebin Trade Services was established in 2021, with a clear vision to provide superior electrical solutions to residential clients. Although we may be relatively new in the electrical domain, we have quickly established ourselves as a trusted and dependable service provider.

    Our team of professionals brings together a wealth of knowledge and expertise from diverse backgrounds within the industry, allowing us to offer efficient and reliable services in electrical installations, maintenance, and repairs.

    We take pride in our commitment to precision and ensure that every project we undertake is carried out with meticulous attention to detail, setting a high standard for excellence in electrical services within Melbourne.


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    Upgrading your mains earth system is essential to enhance electrical safety, ensure compliance with modern regulations, and reduce the risk of electrical hazards, including electrical fires and shocks.
    Signs include electrical faults, frequent circuit breaker tripping, deteriorating earth connections, and outdated materials. If you experience these issues, it's time to consider an upgrade.
    An upgrade enhances electrical safety, reduces the risk of electrical issues, ensures compliance with regulations, and can improve property value and energy efficiency.
    You can upgrade the mains earth system in both existing buildings and new construction. An upgrade is often necessary when older systems no longer meet safety standards.
    The duration of an upgrade depends on the scope of the project and the condition of the existing system. Simple upgrades can be completed in a day.