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Switchboard Upgrade

Switchboard Upgrade

Electrical Switchboard Upgrade & Repair Perth


How much does a switchboard upgrade cost in Perth and why is it so important?

If you have an older home in Perth, you are more likely to need a Switchboard Upgrade to ensure that your switchboard and wiring is sufficient to support the electrical needs of multiple household appliances when in use at the same time. For example, running a dishwasher, washing machine, oven and air-conditioner at the same time requires a high load of electricity.

Often switchboards installed in Perth homes built more than 20 years ago may not be able to cope with these high electrical loads and thus you can be at risk of a connector in the fuse or the wiring burning out and causing a dangerous electrical fire. Older switchboards also may not have the required 2 RCD's which is another very important reason why you may need to upgrade your switchboard.

Acura Electrical can improve your electricity supply and help keep your home and family safe by upgrading your electrical switchboard for a very reasonable fixed fee price. For example, a standard sized Perth home usually will require 11 to 15 poles and a new main switch to be installed and Acura Electrical charges a fixed fee of $1300 (incl GST) for this size of switchboard upgrade. See our Switchboard Upgrade pricing table below to see how much your switchboard upgrade would be.

At Acura Electrical, we pride ourselves of being transparent and up-front with our pricing to give you greater peace of mind when contracting an electrician to do a job.  Review our range of prices for different sizes of switchboard upgrades below and book your job online or contact us for more information on 0448 843 351.    

To upgrade a switchboard you need an expert electrician with extensive knowledge and experience like Acura Electrical. We customise the distribution board to your meet the needs of your power supply, carry out a full instrumental wiring test and issue an Electrical Safety Certificate after installation to give you complete peace of mind that the job has been done properly.

Acura Electrical can provide Switchboard Upgrade services to the majority of Perth suburbs. Please check our service areas at the bottom of the page to see if we service your area.

What are the Dangers of AN outdated switchboard?

1. no rcd safety switches to prevent fatal electrocutions

  • To protect against fatal electrocutions, legislation in Western Australia requires that at least 2 RCD Safety Switches should be fitted to a household switchboard to protect all power and light circuits.
  • RCDs are designed to cut the power source instantly to protect you from an electrical shock - that could be potentially fatal. Installing RCDS can prevent 90% of fatal electrocutions. 
2. Fuses and plug-in circuit breakers are responsible for most of the electrical fires
  • Fuses are illegal to use.
  • Loose plug-in connections under load is arcing, melting the connected cable and finally ignites a fire.
  • Not a proper size Fuse-wire or Plug-in Circuit Breaker in fuse base overloads and burns the cable.
  • Hanging out fuse-wire will shock you while trying to replace or check it.
3. Exposure to asbestos board (carcinogenic)
  • Many older switchboards contain asbestos in their mounting and pose a health risk if incorrectly removed.
  • The correct removal of the asbestos when upgrading a switchboard is very important and must be carried out by a licensed and trained electrician. 
  • Asbestos is a dangerous and illegal material that should NOT be drilled or cut. Dust from drilling an asbestos switchboard can release fibres into the air that can get into your lungs when inhaled and can never be removed. 

SWITCHBOARD UPGRADE PRICING

Up to 5 circuits (pole) + Main Switch$900 (incl. GST)
6 to 10 circuits (pole) + Main Switch$1,100 (incl. GST)
11 to 15 circuits (pole) + Main Switch$1,300 (incl. GST)
16 or more circuits (pole) + Main SwitchRequest a Quote

These prices are supply, install and test. There are no additional call-out costs and an Electrical Safety Certificate is provided.

Please note 1 circuit (pole) means 1 circuit breaker or 1 RCD. A 3-phase circuit breaker for a 3-phase bore pump for instance are 3 poles. 

Need help with Pricing? Upload a photo of your Switchboard with your online booking

If you are not sure which price is applicable for you, simply upload a photo of your switchboard with your online booking. We will always confirm the price and appointment for your approval before we confirm the job booking. 

surge protection PRICING

Please note that extra 1 or 3 pole space required in the switchboard to install a Surge Protector.

Single Phase supply$120 (incl. GST)
Multiple (3) Phase supply$350 (incl. GST)

These are add-on prices to switchboard upgrade and not applicable for an individual Surge Protection installation. Please request a quote if you want only Surge Protection without Switchboard Upgrade. 

BOOK YOUR electrical switchboard upgrade ONLINE

You can book your Switchboard Upgrade with confidence with Acura Electrical as we pride ourselves on providing our customers with upfront all inclusive pricing and not charging call out fees.

Simply specify your preferred dates and times for the job.

We respond by text message or email and confirm the price and appointment for your approval before we book the requested job.

We accept these major cards (no surcharge)


what is included in switchboard upgrade

  • New black board (non asbestos)
  • New 18 pole enclosure (maximum size that easily fit in standard size switchboard but there is solution if more space required)
  • Each circuit is clearly labelled
  • New main switch
  • New RCD Safety Switches (RCBOs) for each power, light, pool and SPA circuits.
  • New Circuit Breakers for each circuits, which do not require RCD protection.
  • Fire retardant sealant in cable penetrations.
  • Instrumental Cable Insulation Resistance test (highlights worn cabling that is a fire hazard)
  • Instrumental Fault Loop Indepedence test (highlights any fault in the earthing system)
  • Instrumental RCD tests (for proper operation)
  • Numbers of different instrumental tests that are mandatory by regulations.
  • An Electrical Safety Certificate is issued.
  • Notifying Western Power of installation, which can be subject to an Inspection by Western Power (for your protection)

What is not included in switchboard upgrade

  • Surge Protection (available for additional cost, see below)
  • Fault finding highlighted by the installed RCDs and instrumental tests.
  • Rectifying any fault highlighted by the installed RCDs and Instrumental tests. 

BOOK YOUR electrical switchboard upgrade ONLINE

You can book your Switchboard Upgrade with confidence with Acura Electrical as we pride ourselves on providing our customers with upfront all inclusive pricing and not charging call out fees.

Why not book your job online now and you can specify your preferred dates and times for the job.

We respond by text message or email and confirm the price and appointment for your approval before we book the requested job.

We accept these major cards  (no surcharge)


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