Surge Protection

Do you get lightning strikes in your area?

Listen to this… We’ve had two clients who did not have surge protection installed in their home’, can you guess what happened when they were struck by a local lightning strike?

About $7,000 to $10,000 worth of damage in each home, which could have been prevented with this cost effective device. This simple device sits in the switchboard and absorbs surges and spikes you may get.

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What exactly do surge protectors do?

A surge protection device is like a superhero for your electronics! It helps protect your computer, TV, and other things that use electricity from something called a power surge.

A power surge happens when there is too much electricity going through the wires in your house all at once. This can happen if there is a big storm nearby or if a big machine turns on or off somewhere close by. When this happens, it can make your electronics not work well or even break them.

A surge protection device is like a shield that catches the extra electricity and sends it to the ground instead of letting it go to your electronics. Think of it like a big bucket that catches the extra water when it rains, so it doesn't flood your house.

There are different types of surge protection devices. Some you can plug into an outlet, like a lamp, and it will protect the things you plug into it. Others are installed in your whole house and can protect everything from power surges.

In summary, surge protection devices are a superhero for your electronics, they catch and redirect extra electricity that can damage your devices and appliances during a power surge.

What is the difference between an RCD/RCBO (safety switch) and a Surge Protector?

RCBO (Residual Current Circuit Breaker with Overcurrent Protection):

  1. An RCBO is a specialized circuit breaker that combines two essential functions: residual current protection and overcurrent protection.
  2. Residual current protection is crucial for safety, as it detects any imbalance in the flow of electricity caused by a fault, such as a short circuit or electrical leakage. When it senses such an imbalance, it trips the circuit to prevent electric shocks.
  3. Overcurrent protection, on the other hand, safeguards against excessive current flowing through the circuit, which can lead to overheating and potentially cause fires. The RCBO monitors the current passing through the circuit and interrupts it if it exceeds the safe limit.

Surge Protection Device (SPD):

  1. A surge protection device serves as a defense mechanism for your electrical devices against sudden voltage spikes, or surges, in the power supply.
  2. These surges can occur due to various reasons such as lightning strikes, power grid disturbances, or switching operations in the electrical system. When such surges happen, they can damage sensitive electronic equipment like computers, TVs, and home appliances.
  3. The surge protection device acts as a barrier between the incoming power supply and your devices. It diverts excess voltage away from your equipment, preventing them from being damaged by the surge.

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Why Surge Protection is Critical for Your Home

Surge protection is crucial for keeping your home safe from power strip overloads and lightning strikes. These surges can badly damage your electrical devices and power distribution panels. Our solutions at Westcork Electrical, like surge arresters and surge diverters, guard against these surges. They absorb the surge energy effectively, making sure your electrical systems stay safe.

Westcork Electrical's Expert Approach to Surge Protection

Our experienced team at Westcork Electrical utilises advanced surge suppression technologies to protect your home. We assess your needs and install transient voltage surge suppressors, ensuring peak surge energy protection. Our well-designed surge protectors safeguard your home from power line spikes and ground during lightning strikes, offering robust protection against lightning strikes.

How Surge Protectors Safeguard Your Electrical Devices

Surge protectors play a crucial role in maintaining safe systems within your home. They prevent electrical current from exceeding safe levels, protecting your devices from damage due to power fluctuations. Modern surge protectors, installed by Westcork Electrical, provide reliable defence against electrical hazards.

Common Sources of Power Surges and How to Prevent Them

Power surges can occur from internal sources like large appliances and external factors like lightning. To mitigate these risks, Westcork Electrical offers solutions such as surge protection circuitry, which safeguards your home from both internal and external surge sources. Regular testing surge immunity ensures ongoing protection for your household.

The Difference Between Surge Protectors and Power Boards

Understanding the distinction between surge protectors and basic power boards is crucial for home safety. Surge protectors, compared to ordinary power boards, are equipped with specialised circuitry to manage transient voltage and prevent damage from electrical spikes.

Surge Protection Solutions for Every Australian Household

Westcork Electrical provides a range of surge protection solutions suitable for every Australian home. Whether it’s for complex home entertainment systems or everyday appliances, our surge protection devices ensure optimal performance and extended lifespan of your electrical goods.

Installing Surge Protectors: What You Need to Know

Installing surge protectors involves more than just plugging in a device. Our licensed electricians at Westcork Electrical ensure proper integration with your home's electrical wiring, guaranteeing maximum effectiveness of the surge protectors.

Westcork Electrical’s Comprehensive Approach to Surge Protection

Westcork Electrical's comprehensive approach to surge protection extends beyond just installation. We conduct electrical safety checks and inspections, adhering to Australian electrical safety standards, ensuring your surge protectors perform effectively and meet all safety requirements.

Need Surge Protection? Reach Out to Westcork Electrical Now!

Keep your home safe from sudden power surges with our dependable surge protection installation services in Inner West Sydney. At Westcork Electrical, our skilled and licensed electricians will ensure a smooth and effective installation, giving you comfort and better safety for your electrical systems. Don't wait for a surge to happen – contact us today for reliable surge protection!

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