Power surges occur as a result of a sudden increase in the electrical current flowing to your power outlet. While most commonly thought of as being caused by lightning storms, power surges are actually most commonly caused by the operation of high-powered electrical devices such as elevators, refrigerators and air conditioners.
The good news is that, unlike a lightning storm, these are all factors you can protect yourself against by employing effective surge protection techniques.
The other good news is that we at RJ Electrical provide services to assist you in this regard. Read on to learn more!
How does surge protection work?
Surge protection comes in the form of a simple, inexpensive safety switch. This switch detects an overload of electrical current in your electrical system and shuts off the power immediately. Whether this overload is caused by a lightning storm, faulty appliance or bad wiring, safety switches are effective in reducing the risk of electrical shock or fire.
Australian Wiring Rules – officially known as AS3000 – mandate that these switches be installed by qualified electrical professionals, which is where RJ Electrical comes in!
Why RJ Electrical?
Our extensive work on the electrical systems of homes, commercial and industrial properties in the Maitland, Rutherford and Hunter Valley areas since 1982 has granted us a deep knowledge of electrical infrastructure and Australian regulations for performing work on such infrastructure.
We put this knowledge to use on each one of our job sites to ensure the safety and efficiency of each electrical system we touch.
Interested in our services? Give us a call!
If you’re interested in the surge protection services we’ve outlined on this web page, give us a call. We’d love to discuss the specifics of your property, provide you with an on-site evaluation and give you a quote.