Switchboard Upgrade

Switchboard upgrades are a crucial aspect of maintaining a safe and efficient electrical system within a domestic home.

Switchboard Upgrade Quote

Over time, as electrical demands increase and safety standards evolve, it becomes necessary to upgrade the switchboard to ensure optimal performance and mitigate potential hazards.

To get a quote on a domestic switchboard upgrade, please press the button below.

Why Do I Need To Upgrade My Switchboard?

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  1. Electrical Safety: Outdated switchboards might lack modern safety features, such as residual current devices (RCDs) or circuit breakers, which are essential for preventing electrical shocks and fires. Upgrading the switchboard can incorporate these safety mechanisms, reducing the risk of accidents.
  2. Increased Electrical Load: As homes acquire more electrical appliances and devices, the demand for power also rises. An upgraded switchboard can accommodate higher electrical loads without overloading circuits, minimising the risk of tripped breakers and voltage fluctuations.
  3. Complying with Standards: Electrical regulations and standards evolve over time to reflect advancements in technology and safety practices. Switchboard upgrades ensure that your home conforms to the latest electrical codes, which is particularly important when selling or renovating a property.
  4. Modern Lifestyle Needs: Homes today rely heavily on electronic devices and technologies that were not as prevalent when older switchboards were installed. Upgrading the switchboard allows for the integration of features like Car charging ports, smart home systems, and energy monitoring capabilities just to name a few.

Upgrading Your Switchboard

Our installation of a domestic switchboard upgrade, incorporating Residual Current Circuit Breakers with Overcurrent Protection (RCBOs), represents a pivotal advancement in enhancing the safety and efficiency of your electrical system.

This process involves a comprehensive assessment of your existing switchboard, the strategic replacement of traditional circuit breakers with RCBOs, and the integration of cutting-edge protective technology. With the inclusion of RCBOs, your electrical system gains an extra layer of protection against electrical faults and potential shock hazards, reducing the risk of electrical fires and personal injury.

This upgrade not only elevates the overall safety of your electrical infrastructure but also provides more precise and convenient circuit control, ensuring the smooth and secure operation of your electrical circuits.

Benefits Of Switchboard Upgrade

What are some signs that my Electrical Switchboard might need to be upgraded? 

Another sign is if your switchboard lacks safety features like RCDs, it’s important to upgrade to enhance electrical safety.

Electrical switchboard upgrades are a vital investment in the safety, efficiency, and functionality of your home’s electrical system. By addressing outdated components and enhancing safety measures, you can enjoy a more secure living environment while adapting to the evolving demands of modern technology.

We at Darebin Electrical would be more than happy to consult with requirements regarding questions and providing outcomes to all switchboard needs. Get in contact with us today and take the right step in a secure safe home.


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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.


    Discover Solutions to Your Electrical Switchboard Inquiries Right at Your Fingertips

    A switchboard upgrade is the process of replacing or modernising the electrical panel in your home to improve its safety, functionality, and capacity.
    Common reasons include accommodating increased electrical demand, enhancing safety by installing circuit breakers and safety switches, and complying with updated electrical codes.
    Circuit breakers protect against overloads and short circuits, while safety switches (Residual Current Devices or RCDs) monitor for electrical leakage and protect against electric shock.
    Typically, a switchboard upgrade involves a brief power outage.
    In some cases, it may be necessary to upgrade wiring to handle the increased capacity and safety features of a new switchboard.