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Published: March 8, 2015 – wk10
Voltage Surge Incident In Adelaide
As reported on one of Adelaide’s leading current affairs programs, one tree branch can inadvertently cause thousands of dollars of electrical damage.
A falling branch from a gum tree being professionally trimmed, struck a powerline and caused a power-cut to 2000 homes in North Eastern Suburbs.
Unfortunately, 65 homes in the vicinity suffered significant electrical damage, such as burnt-out switchboards, ruined appliances and faulty air-conditioning units.
Many homeowners were left without compensation as insurers refused to pay for any damages until either the distribution company or the tree surgeon admitted fault.
Talk to an Accredited Electrician today for ways to protect your home from potentially devastating power surges.
The Protection of a Surge Arrestor
A Surge Arrestor installed on your switchboard is the best way to protect your home from the risks of a voltage spike.
It works by grounding any abnormally high voltages, rather than letting them travel through your homes electrics and potentially cause catastrophic damage.
Homeowners should also be aware that even if you receive compensation for damages from a voltage surge, payment levels are often calculated on the value of destroyed items, not their replacement.
Q: There have been network problems in my area, are my electrics safe?
A: You should also be aware that even if your electrical systems seem normal, over time power problems lead to serious accumulative damage.
This is especially true if your house has older electrics. Anyone concerned with the safety of their electrics should install a Surge Arrestor and Safety Switches.
This will help prevent electric shocks and can reduce damage to your electrics in the event of any faults.
A Surge Arrestor installed on you switchboard is the best way to protect your home from the risks of a voltage spike.
It works by grounding any abnormally high voltages, rather than letting them travel through your electrics and potentially causing catastrophic damage.
In previous cases, even when a power distribution company has paid compensation for a voltage surge, payment levels are often calculated on the value of destroyed items, not the replacement costs.
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