In the past, your meter and switchboard were traditionally situated together in a metal box on the exterior of your house. You can now have your switchboard installed inside your home and your meter can remain on the exterior.
Having your switchboard inside means it is
safe from tampering and if you do overload
a circuit you don't have to go outside the
home, possibly at night risking injury and
discomfort to re-establish power to the circuit.
Surge Filter on your Switchboard
In every modern day home there are expensive items of electronic equipment such as microwaves, personal computers, fax machines and video recorders which can be damaged or even destroyed from overvoltage power surges. Surges can occur from events such as lightning strikes on power lines, load switching or power lines being brought down in storms or accidents.
While portable and powerpoint styles of surge
filters protect local areas, a surge filter fitted on
your main switchboard will protect your entire
home. The unit's fast reaction time ensures
efficient and reliable protection 24 hours a day.