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Energy Saving Timer Switches
  • Mar 21 2024
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Energy Saving Timer Switches

Time delay switches are perfect for a communal location like in a unit building car park.

Energy Saving Timer Switches

Installing Ceiling Fans
  • Jan 17 2024
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Installing Ceiling Fans

Choosing the right fan is important. There are a variety. Weiss Electrical can help if you are looking for a reliable fan.

Installing Ceiling Fans

Powerboard Overload
  • Dec 26 2023
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Powerboard Overload

The NSW fire services recommend only using power boards with built in safety switches/circuit breakers.

Powerboard Overload

The Evolution of Photovoltaics
  • Oct 09 2023
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The Evolution of Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics have become a vital technology for generating clean and renewable energy. Solar energy is a sustainable and environmentally friendly source of electricity, contributing to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

The Evolution of Photovoltaics

Electricity Tariffs in Queensland
  • Aug 24 2023
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Electricity Tariffs in Queensland

On your electricity bill you will see Supply Charges (Daily Supply) and Usage Charges (General Usage). In the simplest of bills these two charges combined make up your electricity bill in the case of a Flat Rate Tariff.

Electricity Tariffs in Queensland

AS/NZS 3000:2018 (Wiring Rules)
  • Aug 04 2023
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AS/NZS 3000:2018 (Wiring Rules)

Have you been asked to install an electrical appliance that your customer purchased online? Does the product comply with Australian wiring rules?

AS/NZS 3000:2018 (Wiring Rules)

Do you have enough Safety Switches?
  • Jul 10 2023
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Do you have enough Safety Switches?

Having multiple Safety Switches will stop the entire home from blacking out when an appliance or product has a fault.

Do you have enough Safety Switches?

Power Point locations and sinks
  • Apr 11 2023
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Power Point locations and sinks

The first thing to consider is whether the sink has a water capacity of less than 45 Litres as there are different rules depending on the capacity.

Power Point locations and sinks

Locking your Electricity Power Box
  • Mar 28 2023
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Locking your Electricity Power Box

Energex offer a specific lock for locking your electric box whilst still allowing a meter reading.

Locking your Electricity Power Box

Tripped Safety Switch
  • Jan 20 2023
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Tripped Safety Switch

Modern homes have a switchboard with electrical safety switches. Older homes have a fuse box. Sometimes we find after switching on an appliance the safety switch has been activated to that circuit. Safety switches are designed to react to a high load or leakage.

Tripped Safety Switch

Saving Energy in the Bluetooth era
  • Oct 08 2022
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Saving Energy in the Bluetooth era

A survey indicated Australian's are spending 90 per cent of their time indoors. This means energy usage is going up. What we do in our homes has also changed. There is a good chance a portion of that time is spent being connected to a device.

Saving Energy in the Bluetooth era

The electricity grid
  • May 11 2022
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The electricity grid

To understand the complexities of connecting renewable energy to the electricity grid, we must first look a the differences between Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC).

The electricity grid

Alarm Monitoring
  • Apr 12 2022
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Alarm Monitoring

CCTV is widespread in Brisbane, but it doesn't prevent theft. It is always going to be better to do what you can to prevent the crime in the first place. Our Alarm Monitoring does that.

Alarm Monitoring

The definition of electrical work
  • Feb 11 2022
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The definition of electrical work

What electrical work can I do without a license?

The definition of electrical work

Flickering Lights
  • Aug 11 2021
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Flickering Lights

Flickering lights can be annoying. There are 3 main causes of flickering lights.

Flickering Lights

C-Bus by Clipsal
  • May 18 2021
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C-Bus by Clipsal

C-Bus can be used to easily control virtually any type of electrical load. C-Bus uses a patented method for updating the status of units.

C-Bus by Clipsal

Dealing with Corrosion and Electrical Faults
  • May 05 2021
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Dealing with Corrosion and Electrical Faults

How do you know if your prospective new home is safe and complies with all electrical legislation

Dealing with Corrosion and Electrical Faults

Bathroom Renovations Electrical Planning
  • Mar 30 2021
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Bathroom Renovations Electrical Planning

If you know the electrical details in advance, you can better plan and have a fantastic result.

Bathroom Renovations Electrical Planning

How does electricity get to your home?
  • Feb 09 2021
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How does electricity get to your home?

The journey from Generation to Transmission to Use is common in most countries including Australia.

How does electricity get to your home?

Government Rebates for LED Lighting
  • Oct 15 2020
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Government Rebates for LED Lighting

The Positive Payback program is about rewarding businesses for using energy efficiently. The Positive Payback for Business program offers to subsidise small, medium and large businesses in eligible suburbs that install or upgrade equipment and appliances that lower onsite peak electricity demand.

Government Rebates for LED Lighting

Install IXL Tastic
  • Sep 23 2020
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Install IXL Tastic

If you have bought an electrical appliance recently you may appreciate the rare opportunity to buy a product made in Australia with a reasonable warranty.

Install IXL Tastic

The NBN and Australian Registered Cablers
  • Jul 13 2020
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The NBN and Australian Registered Cablers

Generally, the major telecommunication infrastructure companies contracted by the NBN Co. will NOT carry out cabling installations or modifications inside house or business building premises.

The NBN and Australian Registered Cablers

Brisbane Storms
  • Apr 30 2020
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Brisbane Storms

Brisbane storms and the affects to your energy supply

Brisbane Storms

Wi-Fi just got faster
  • Apr 06 2020
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Wi-Fi just got faster

Wi-Fi 6 improves the network when multiple devices are connected - it is predicted households will have up to 50 devices needing Wi-Fi in the near future.

Wi-Fi just got faster

Confused about Data Cabling?
  • Mar 17 2020
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Confused about Data Cabling?

Data cables are any media that allows baseband transmissions (binary 1, 0s) from a transmitter to a receiver. Data cables are used to transmit information between systems such as servers, personal computers and other hardware.

Confused about Data Cabling?

Outgrown your electrical cabling systems?
  • Jan 31 2020
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Outgrown your electrical cabling systems?

Has your business outgrown your electrical systems?

Outgrown your electrical cabling systems?

Strict Cabling Laws
  • Dec 19 2019
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Strict Cabling Laws

Australia has some of the strictest cabling laws in the world. Data cabling itself is illegal, unless performed by a registered cabler.

Strict Cabling Laws

Computer Data Cabling
  • Oct 03 2019
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Computer Data Cabling

Data cabling is extremely important in any home or business. The majority of installers do not certify the data cabling they have installed. This can lead to poor outcomes for your home or business.

Computer Data Cabling

Earthing Your Home
  • Sep 09 2019
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Earthing Your Home

The refrigerator in your kitchen is a made of metal, with metal components and a metal frame. Logically speaking, one should be electrocuted the moment any contact is made with a refrigerator, since metals are such great conductors of electricity.

Earthing Your Home

Genesis Security Systems developed in Australia
  • Jul 12 2019
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Genesis Security Systems developed in Australia

Genesis access control systems are Award winning, ISO9002 Accredited, and manufacturer in Australia. Versatile and fully scalable. The Genesis Access Control Control System can be securely expanded.

Genesis Security Systems developed in Australia

Affordable Home CCTV
  • Jun 24 2019
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Affordable Home CCTV

Even if that CCTV security serves to allow you to relax on a holiday or whilst you are at work, it can be worth it

Affordable Home CCTV

LED Lighting
  • Jun 06 2019
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LED Lighting

LED lighting can add value to your home. Downlights or Outdoor lighting are ideally suited to LED.

LED Lighting

Pre-purchase Electrical Inspection
  • Apr 09 2019
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Pre-purchase Electrical Inspection

Few people are familiar with a pre-purchase electrical inspection when buying a new home or unit. It is common to get a pre-purchase building and pest inspection and also regular annual termite inspections with a termite barrier system.

Pre-purchase Electrical Inspection

Queensland New Smoke Alarm Legislation
  • Mar 12 2019
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Queensland New Smoke Alarm Legislation

A Hard-wired smoke alarm connects to your electrical system and therefore always has a power source. The installation of hardwired 240V smoke alarms must be performed by a licenced electrician.

Queensland New Smoke Alarm Legislation

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