LocalPro Electrical are experts in designing and installing Power Surge devices. Power surges are not predictable. They are caused by storms, faulty appliances, and drastic changes in voltage on a circuit and even supply faults from the electricity provider. Electronic wiring is becoming more elaborate and a slight surge in power can cause major damage to electrical systems, resulting in irreparable damage. If power surges cause an electrical emergency in Melbourne, we can help.
Power surges are typically caused by the irregular flow of electricity or when something sends electricity flowing back into the system such as a lightning strike. Power surges are associated with lightning strikes but in actuality it is only responsible for 2% of electric surges. The majority of power surges one experiences is caused by compressors or high voltage equipment cutting in and out in your premises. These happen dozens of times a day, usually when devices with motors start up or shut off, diverting electricity flow to and from other devices, most commonly air conditioning, fridges and kettles.
When a spike in current occurs, the surge protector device diverts the extra current to the earth wire. This sends the extra electricity into the ground. This means that no more current than normal flows to your appliance and your equipment is protected.
Power surge and voltage protection devices come in many shapes and sizes. Overvoltage protection devices at the mains provides maximum protection. For important or sensitive equipment a surge protected power point in the wall is usually sufficient. To protect your home thoroughly, LocalPro will inspect all the electrical appliances in your premises and discuss with you the ones to protect. After we have made an assessment of your needs, we will install a surge protection solution that will help to best protect your essential electrical equipment such as security systems, medical equipment, TVs, computer and other high end electronics.
Complete check of surge protection status at the mains.
Check and service any existing protection devices.
Consult and agree on the optimal protection rating required.
Professionally install the surge protection and overvoltage devices.
All our work comes with a FREE premises electrical wiring inspection.
Power surges can damage your switchboard. To prevent further electrical emergencies it may be advisable to install a new switchboard or have it repaired.