Since 2019 the Australian standards state that all newly installed switchboard upgrades must have RCD/RCBOs installed on all individual circuits.
MCB/Circuit Breakers. Any switchboards that needs MCBs or circuit breakers replaced, must be replaced with an RCBO/RCD. As previously stated the days of installing an MCB or circuit breaker are over as all new switchboard upgrades need an RCBO/RCD fitted to protect against electric shock and overload.
How Much Does a Switchboard Upgrade Costs?
Many factors come into play when upgrading your switchboard. The type of dwelling you have – apartment or house, how many circuits are in your old switchboard, is your installation single phase or 3 phase supply, are the fuses mounted on the asbestos black panel and will your service meters or fuses need to be disconnected. All these factors will have a part to play in the cost of your switchboard upgrade.
A switchboard upgrade in a Sydney apartment will cost less than a house as it’s smaller and will require less power. The more circuits you have, the higher the cost will be, more circuits more RCBOs. How many service fuses do you have, 3 phase or 1 phase and you guessed it 3 phase will cost more. Removing the old asbestos panels will increase the cost as well as removing any metering or service fuses.
Our costs range from $800 to $1300 depending on the type of installation you have but for this cost, is it not worth reassuring your safety from electric shock and the possibility of losing your home as well as protecting your lungs from the airborne fibers of asbestos material.
All our switchboard upgrades will come complete with an electrical certificate of completion.