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Your electrical switchboard (meter box, fuse box) is the heart of your home’s electrical wiring. Many older homes in Brisbane still have an original, outdated electrical switchboard with porcelain fuses. These electrical switchboards do not meet Australian Standards (AS3000) and could be dangerous. Fuses are designed as a safety feature, but old or faulty fuses can lead to electrical faults and fires.


Our licensed and experienced team understands your need for both value for money as well as safety, so we’ll always find the most affordable and practical solution for you. We specialise in electrical safety, ensuring your switchboard upgrade meets Australian safety standards.


How Do I Know if My Switchboard Needs Upgrading?

Your House is Old

  • Often older electrical switchboards are not fitted with electrical safety switches.

  • An old switchboard has almost definitely been modified with more fuses and circuits added. Fuses may have been modified over the years with cabling that is now incorrectly rated and unsafe.

Your Fuse Keeps Tripping

  • If your fuse keeps tripping every time you turn on an appliance such as a heater or an electric kettle, his means too many appliances are plugged into the one circuit causing it to short.

  • Because of this overburdening of the switchboards older homes experience frequent power outages and tripping, meaning that there is a risk of the fuses catching fire, or risk of electric shock.

It Looks Like a Mess

  • Additions and renovations made over the years may have left your switchboard messy and unsafe.

Another switchboard essential is safety switches. A safety switch is a device that is designed to protect you from electric shock from the electricity running through the cabling in your home, a feature not present on older switchboards. They work by cutting off the electricity to a particular area of your home (or your whole home) the very millisecond a leakage is located.


An upgrade of your switchboard is not a big investment for the sake of your family’s safety, you can rest assured in knowing that Buffalo Air & Electrical will bring your home up to industry standards.


Book Your Switchboard Upgrade 

If you have any questions or would like to book a free quote, please contact our friendly team or complete the form below and we will get back to you within 24hrs. We usually complete switchboard upgrades within 1-2 weeks from contact. However, if your job is an urgent matter of safety, we can be to your door within the day.

Use our fault finding flowchart if your safety swtich has tripped at home

what to do if my safety switch trips flowchart


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