Switchboard Upgrades Sydney

A well-functioning switchboard is essential to keep daily operations running smoothly. However, as technology rapidly evolves, switchboards quickly become outdated, resulting in decreased efficiency. 

Upgrading your switchboard requires a qualified electrician to properly inspect older systems and identify what needs to be updated. 

How Do I Know If I Need a Switchboard Upgrade?


As technology advances, more devices connect to the power grid. This increased demand puts strain on an outdated or overburdened electrical system, resulting in power outages and other problems. If you’re unsure whether your switchboard can handle the load, there are a few signs to look for:

  • flickering or dimming lights when you turn on electrical devices
  • circuit breakers tripping regularly
  • fuses keep blowing 
  • burnt or damaged switches or outlets
  • water damage to your switchboard

If you notice any of these issues, call a licensed electrician immediately to assess the situation and determine whether a switchboard upgrade is necessary. Ignoring the problem could lead to more serious consequences, such as fires or electrocution. With a little vigilance, you can keep your home or office safe.

Am I Legally Required to Upgrade my Switchboard?


In Australia, the law requires that all homes have a switchboard that meets specific standards. If your home was built before 1990, your switchboard likely does not meet these standards. This doesn’t mean that it’s unsafe, but it does mean that an upgrade is needed to improve the safety of your home. 

Australia’s Energy Standards also require mandatory switchboard upgrades in certain cases, such as installing a new power point, adding major appliances, and when you receive an electrical defect notice.

What Does the Switchboard Upgrade Process Entail?


Upgrading a switchboard is a big job that requires careful planning and execution. The process typically includes:

  • An assessment of the existing switchboard.
  • A review of the electrical system.
  • The upgrade of your switchboard or installation of a new switchboard. 

The assessment includes looking at the size of the switchboard, the type of electrical system, and the number of circuits. Once the assessment is complete, the electrical system is reviewed by looking at the current load on the switchboard and ensuring that it is adequate for the new switchboard. 

If a new switchboard needs to be installed, new wires and circuit breakers will be needed. 

Who Can Complete a Switchboard Upgrade?


Upgrading a switchboard is a complex and potentially dangerous process, so it is essential that only qualified individuals such as licensed electricians carry out the work.

Why Choose Express Tech Electrical to have your switchboard upgraded?


  • We have been in the business for over 20 years.
  • We only use high-quality materials that are certified to Australian standards. 
  • We offer a lifetime guarantee on all our work. 
  • We are passionate about customer service and will go the extra mile to ensure 100% quality guaranteed. 

For a team of experts in New South Wales with experience in switchboard upgrades, call Express Tech Electrical at 0409 819 691. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.