Cu2 Electrical Blog

Date: 14-Mar-2019

Exit signs and emergency lights are not normally the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about energy efficiency. But that doesn’t mean property and building managers shouldn’t consider efficient lighting fixtures. Emergency lighting and exit signage are essential for accidents or catastrophic events that require a safe and smooth evacuation from a building. It provides illumination allowing people to see clearly, avoid obstacles and move confidently to the nearest exit in a crisis.

The importance of periodically testing ...

Date: 03-Jun-2019

Why are old fuse panels dangerous?

Many people think that fuses are not safe, however a properly installed fuse is just as safe as a circuit breaker, but there are a number of reasons as to why fused homes can have problems, some of those problems are

  • A fuse will only handle the amount of amperage that it is rated for – if a fuse is only rated for 15 amps and more than 15 amps ...

Date: 02-Sep-2019

Many Australians, when choosing to purchase a house, prefer buying an old house to renovate and restore as it is an opportunity to return a run-down house to it's former glory. This also significantly increases the value of your investment and creates a beautiful and modernized family home. 

Before buying a property however, it is essential that we carry out pre-purchase electrical inspections. The two most common of which are building and pest inspections to ensure that there are no ...

Date: 26-Sep-2019

New legislation specifies the type, positioning, and interconnectedness of alarms, which are critical factors for an early warning and quick escape. This is because, when you are asleep, your smell also sleeps, and when a fire breaks out, toxic fumes can overcome you. With the new photoelectric smoke alarms, they are able to detect smoke and alert you early so that you have enough time to be able to escape. With interconnected alarms, you'll be alerted no matter where you ...

Date: 08-Jul-2019

We know that there are many handyman all over the world, however while they may do an OK job and you may save money, we have to remind everyone that there are licensed professionals in place for a reason. If the job is not done right or a larger problem surfaces, to take care of it correctly you may end up paying more than you expected to save.

We have the training

A licensed electrician are licensed because they have ...

Date: 16-Apr-2019

Electrical load, safety and emissivity: 

Thermal Imagers today are rugged, easy to use and more affordable than even just a few years ago. Which makes them a much realistic solution for every day electrical maintenance. To use it, a qualified electrician or technician points the thermal imager at the equipment and scans the immediate area, looking for unexpected hot spots. The imager produces a live image of the heat emitted from the equipment. In order to capture the image, all ...

Date: 10-Jun-2019

A Safety switch protects people from electrical accidents, while a circuit breaker protects the wiring and electrical systems inside a home or business.

A safety switch monitors the flow of electricity through a circuit and can detect when it is about to cause a potential electric shock. It instantly activates which reduces the chance of being electrocuted by switching the power on the circuit off within 0.03 seconds.

A circuit breaker on the other hand, provides protection for ...

Date: 06-Mar-2019

If your house was built more than 40 years ago, then I think it’s time for you to replace old electrical wiring for your safety.

Old wiring – even knob and tube wiring dating back to early 20th century – isn’t inherently dangerous, however unless you were around when the house was built, you don’t necessarily know if the electrical system is up to date. 

We need to note that – materials such as wire insulation can deteriorate over time.

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Date: 13-Sep-2018

A safety switch in a home or business is crucial and vital for the safety of the members, especially when electricity is one of the most important power sources that we use every day. If not managed efficiently, it can cause serious injury or death. According to sources, between 2003-2015, almost 142 workers died as a result of contact with electricity in Australia, while 87% of these deaths happened because no safety switch was installed onto the property. The fundamental ...

Date: 20-Sep-2019

Why upgrading to Led lighting is a good idea

There are many benefits of upgrading to LED, here are a list of the most important ones -

Financial Reward
Buildings today that have not upgraded to energy reducing lighting roughly spend on average 30-40% of their electrical bill in this area. However if you use 50w bulb and reduce to 5w, you can reduce energy consumption by 90% and your electrical expense will reduce significantly.

Maintenance Free
If you manage a building ...

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