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Home automation – cheaper and easier with Trader Powermesh

A South Australia company has entered the home automation space with a range of everyday light switches and power points with a whole lot of smarts behind them making them not just your average everyday light switch or power point. The technology behind these products allows the user to control a light or lights or...
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Fire alarms do save lives

While it is not compulsory to have smoke alarms inside of bedrooms in Victoria, the CFA and MFB are about to undertake an awareness campaign highlighting the importance of smoke alarms in all bedrooms. The reasoning behind this is that your sense of smell diminishes while you are asleep and if a fire was to...
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Tingles from taps isn’t funny, it’s very serious

I was recently received a text message from my cousin in Lara stating that the family have been receiving electric shocks from the taps in the shower in the main bathroom. It was only after the problem was identified and resolved by the Powercor team did we realise that this had been going on for...
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Don’t be a wally, only buy approved electrical products

Everyone loves a bargain, myself included, and it’s so much easier these days to do your shopping from the comfort of your own home. But what should you be looking out for when buying electrical supplies online? Unfortunately, there are some common pitfalls to buying electrical products online. For starters, in Australia we run on...
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We are now a Beacon Lighting preferred electrician

    Beacon Lighting is Australia’s largest lighting retailer with over 100 stores nation wide and is proudly Australian owned and operated. It has become Australia’s leading specialist retailer of lighting, ceiling fans and light globes with products that incorporate both fashion and design elements as well as pursuing the latest technology for energy efficiency....
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DIY fault-finding tips

Most of us take electricity for granted. It’s not until we don’t have it, that we realise how reliant we are on it. Power outages mostly occur during a storm, maintenance by line-workers or even a car accident taking out a power pole. However there may be times when your property alone experiences a power...
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fuses, circuit breakers and safety switches…what are they?

Every house and business is different. The switchboard from one premise to the next can look very different, although they are all fundamentally the same. In this blog we’ll try to explain the common parts of a typical residential switchboard so you have a basic idea of what does what, which may come in handy...
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Safety switches – what are they and why are they important?

A safety switch is a common term used to describe a Residual Current Device or RCD for short. It is called a safety switch because it is designed to reduce the risk of electric shock, electrocution to people or damage to property. This next bit is a bit dry and boring, but bear with me...
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