PRO Electricians Brisbane https://www.proelectricians.com.au If we're late the first hour is FREE! Fri, 08 Nov 2019 06:41:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 How Long Do Smoke Alarms Last? https://www.proelectricians.com.au/smoke-alarms-expiry-dates/ https://www.proelectricians.com.au/smoke-alarms-expiry-dates/#respond Fri, 08 Nov 2019 06:41:19 +0000 https://www.proelectricians.com.au/?p=2724 Smoke alarms have a limited life and must be replaced every 10 years. Over time they accumulate dust, insects and lots of other airborne contaminants. This will compromise their efficiency and sensitivity. So it is important they are replaced to ensure the safety of your home and family. How to know when your smoke alarm […]

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Smoke alarms have a limited life and must be replaced every 10 years.

Over time they accumulate dust, insects and lots of other airborne contaminants. This will compromise their efficiency and sensitivity. So it is important they are replaced to ensure the safety of your home and family.

How to know when your smoke alarm is expired

All smoke alarms have a way to identify their age.

It could be a batch date like 220614 (see image below) which means it was manufactured on the 22nd of June, 2014. Or, it could be an expiry date which indicates when they need to be replaced.

In the case of the smoke alarm below, both dates are shown near the battery compartment.

clipsal smoke detector expiry dates

In some models the expiry date is visible without the need to open the smoke alarm as shown below.

Brooks smoke alarm expiry date

It’s important to check these dates and replace any alarms that have expired.  It’s also a good idea to keep a record of when smoke alarms are due to be replaced and keep your property safe.

Learn more about replacing smoke alarms here.

 

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3.9 kW Solar System Installation in Hendra, Brisbane https://www.proelectricians.com.au/3-9kw-solar-system-installation-brisbane/ https://www.proelectricians.com.au/3-9kw-solar-system-installation-brisbane/#respond Fri, 11 Oct 2019 01:18:23 +0000 https://www.proelectricians.com.au/?p=2545 Installing a solar system has been a high priority for Alan in Hendra, Brisbane and recently it came to fruition.  He was keen to hire a reputable, trusted company that used quality materials.  As a past customer of PRO Electricians he entrusted us to do the job. The main reason Alan wanted solar was to […]

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Installing a solar system has been a high priority for Alan in Hendra, Brisbane and recently it came to fruition.  He was keen to hire a reputable, trusted company that used quality materials.  As a past customer of PRO Electricians he entrusted us to do the job.

The main reason Alan wanted solar was to make a positive impact on the environment using a green energy source.  Although his power costs aren’t huge, the fact that they will now be virtually zero is an added benefit.

“Given the abundance of sunlight we enjoy in Queensland, it makes so much sense to have a solar system. This system will reduce my power bills and should pay for themselves in a few short years. Furthermore this system will also increase the value of my property should I decide to sell”.  Alan Weir, Hendra

Once he was ready to go ahead, the first step was to identify the optimal positioning of a solar array using our specialist software.  The configuration suggested is shown below and positions the array at the back of the townhouse roof overlooking the yard.

Software solar configuration Hendra

The design of the roof, with several pitches, meant the 13 panels would need to be installed in several sections to complete the 3.9 kW system.  One straight array wasn’t possible.

To begin, rails were attached to the different sections of the roof to hold the solar panels.  In this case it was a tiled roof so careful cutting of the tiles to position the rails was needed.

Solar installation rails Hendra

With all the rails in place, the installation of panels gets underway.  Each solar panel is fitted with a Solar Edge P300 power optimiser to help the inverter avoid losses from shading effects on the panel.  If one panel becomes shaded (or gets pooped on), it won’t affect other panels in the array.

First solar panel and power optimiser

All up 13 panels were installed to complete the array.

Complete solar array Hendra

Jinko Eagle 300W 60 cell Mono PERC panels were installed along with a Solar Edge HD-Wave Inverter.

Solar products used Hendra

Alan is able to monitor the performance of his system easily using Solar Edge software.  It shows him how much power is being produced, along with the environmental benefits.

Solar Edge monitoring software

With his solar system now in place, Alan is looking forward to seeing the results on his electricity bill.

If you are interested in solar power for you property, get an online quote here.

 

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What To Consider When Choosing A Ceiling Fan https://www.proelectricians.com.au/what-to-consider-when-choosing-a-ceiling-fan/ https://www.proelectricians.com.au/what-to-consider-when-choosing-a-ceiling-fan/#respond Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:46:16 +0000 http://www.proelectricians.com.au/?p=216 The post What To Consider When Choosing A Ceiling Fan appeared first on PRO Electricians Brisbane.

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White Ceiling Fan No Light BedroomCeiling fans are an effective way to help improve air circulation in your home.  In Queensland, they are a common feature and go a long way to making hot summers more bearable.  Not only that, they operate at a low cost using less power to run than a standard light bulb.

While the cost benefit advantages of ceiling fans are clear, what can get a little confusing is selecting the right fan for your situation.  There are many different options available but there are a few standard features to consider when choosing a ceiling fan.  Each of these is discussed below.

 

Blades

Ceiling fans can have 3 to 6 blades with 4 bladed fans being the most common.  The blades can be made of metal, plastic or timber. While timber blades are the quietest, they are aren’t as efficient in producing air flow.  Metal fans give the best circulation but can be noisier, so there is a bit of a trade off.

Also keep in mind that as the number of blades increases, the more energy is required to run the fan.  For example, 5 blade fans are more expensive to run than a 3 blade fan.

The pitch of the blades will also influence air flow.  A blade that is parallel to the floor won’t move much air compared to a blade that is pitched on an angle.  It is important to select a fan with the blades pitched at an optimum angle (12 to 20 degrees).

 

Size

The size of the fan will influence the amount of air it can move so it’s important to choose the right size for each room.  This ensures maximum energy savings and comfort.

For example, if the fan is too small, it won’t provide a high enough level of air circulation.  As a result, it will cost more to run as you try to achieve the desired amount of air flow.  Similarly, if the fan is too big, it will make the room uncomfortable and provide a greater air flow than required.  So, getting the fan size right is important (and this is where your electrician can help).

The size of the fan is determined by blade size and can range from 900mm (36”) up to 1400 mm (56”).   The bigger the room, the bigger the blade size required.

 

Reversible Feature

Most fans come with a reversible feature which means the rotational direction of the blades can be changed to anti-clockwise.  This feature allows the fan to be used during winter months to keep rooms warmer.  It works by pushing warm air from heaters down along the walls and helps to reduce the cost of running heaters.

Once the weather warms up, it is easy to switch the fan back into the clockwise direction and push air down into the room for cooling.

 

Fan Controller

Fan controllers are available as a wall mount or remote control.  The remote control option makes the operation of the fan easy and convenient, however is not always deemed necessary.  There are also different levels of control available with some fans providing three levels of control, while others may provide more.

 

Design

A ceiling fan will be a dominant feature in any room so the look of the fan becomes important.  As already mentioned, fans can be made in a range of materials – wood, plastic, metal – but there are also many different finishes and features that can be included.

In selecting the right fan, it will be necessary to balance budget with aesthetics as more design features will mean a higher cost.  Simple and plain fans will do the job economically and in many cases are more than adequate.

Another consideration is whether or not the fan will need a light.  This will depend on its positioning within the room relative to the lighting.  A ceiling fan with a light is not always required but there are plenty of options available.  Often a ceiling fan will replace an existing light and become the primary light source for the room.

To choose the right fan for your home, consider each of the features above.  Once you have a checklist of features, selection of the right fan will be much easier.  Consulting with your electrician can also help and they can supply and install it for you (all ceiling fans must be installed by a licensed electrician).

If you would like a quote on ceiling fans for your home, click the button below.

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Switchboard Upgrade for Units in Taringa https://www.proelectricians.com.au/switchboard-upgrade-taringa/ https://www.proelectricians.com.au/switchboard-upgrade-taringa/#respond Thu, 05 Sep 2019 04:54:51 +0000 https://www.proelectricians.com.au/?p=2486 Switchboards with old technology (i.e. fuses) are still common place in many Brisbane properties, like this unit block in Taringa.  We were recently contracted by the body corporate managers to upgrade the switchboard panel to current standards. The concern for the managers was the deterioration of old fuses which presented a fire risk.  Plus, it […]

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Switchboards with old technology (i.e. fuses) are still common place in many Brisbane properties, like this unit block in Taringa.  We were recently contracted by the body corporate managers to upgrade the switchboard panel to current standards.

The concern for the managers was the deterioration of old fuses which presented a fire risk.  Plus, it can be very difficult to even source replacement fuse wire for repairs.

The common practice now is to replace fuses with circuit breakers and/or safety switches.  As a result, upgrading the whole switchboard is a more cost effective than replacing one fuse at a time. This will save money in the long run while reducing fire risk.

Further, when a circuit breaker trips, it is much easier to get power back on with the flip of a switch.  No need for finding and replacing burnt wires.

Here is what the board looked like before we started the work:

 

These fuses and their connection to the meters were removed from the old panel and replaced.  A new panel was mounted to house the circuit breakers and fitted to the meters. This is what the back of the switchboard looks like.

Back of old switchboard

 

And here’s the new panel with circuit breakers.

Switchboard upgrade Taringa new panel

 

Now when there is a fault, a switch will trip to cut power off protecting equipment and cable.

All the work was done to comply with Energex regulations. The old switchboard looks much tidier and is safer with isolation links in place of the fuses.

Switchboard upgrade Taringa before and after

 

The switchboard upgrade has ensured this block of units is protected to current standards.  It has also eliminated any issues with ‘blown fuses’.  If you have a switchboard that still has fuses, maybe it’s time to consider an upgrade.

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Lighting Up Night Time Batting Practice in North Brisbane https://www.proelectricians.com.au/outdoor-lights-batting-cage-north-brisbane/ https://www.proelectricians.com.au/outdoor-lights-batting-cage-north-brisbane/#respond Wed, 28 Aug 2019 04:00:51 +0000 http://www.proelectricians.com.au/?p=2413 While building a batting cage in your back yard isn’t for everyone, for the Colvill family, it was a must. Softball is a big part of their life and they wanted the convenience of being able to train any time – day or night – without having to leave home. The trouble was without lighting, […]

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While building a batting cage in your back yard isn’t for everyone, for the Colvill family, it was a must. Softball is a big part of their life and they wanted the convenience of being able to train any time – day or night – without having to leave home.

The trouble was without lighting, training time was limited. This was particularly a problem during the shorter winter days. So they could practice after school and work in the evenings, they decided to invest in lighting and contacted us to help.

 

MUST WATCH: Click to see and hear their reaction to the end result…it’s priceless.

 

 

 

Here is the batting cage before lighting was installed.

Outdoor lights batting cage before

Another issue was the setup of the pitching machine. Located in a shed at the end of the cage, it would ‘pitch’ balls through an opening. But to operate the machine a power lead running from the house was needed. This introduced a big safety concern, particularly with a dog in the yard and potential for moisture on the lead.

Pitching-machine-in-shed

To solve the problems the first stage for PRO Electricians was to install a new circuit, with safety switch. This circuit ran across the ceiling in the house, then down and underground to the shed. As it is a dedicated circuit, if there is any issue with power for the batting cage, it won’t shut down power in the house.

The pitching machine is now plugged in at the shed removing all safety concerns.

Next stage was designing the outdoor light setup to ensure no dark spots. To accomplish this, 4 upright posts on the batting cage were extended. 2 LED floodlights were installed on each post.

Outdoor-lights-for-batting-cage-after-1

8 LED floodlights now light up the batting cage at night. When switched on, it’s like day time.

This was a unique job that required a customised solution, something we always enjoy tackling. And now the Colvill’s can practice whenever they like.

 

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What Is An Emergency Light? https://www.proelectricians.com.au/what-is-an-emergency-light/ https://www.proelectricians.com.au/what-is-an-emergency-light/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 01:35:45 +0000 http://www.proelectricians.com.au/?p=1689 The post What Is An Emergency Light? appeared first on PRO Electricians Brisbane.

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This article is Part 1 of an informative series – Emergency Lighting 101

What is an emergency light?

An emergency light is a battery-backed light fitting.  The emergency light switches on automatically when a building or a specific circuit experiences a loss of power.

You could expect to see emergency light fittings installed in places such as: commercial, retail, industrial, education, hospital type buildings and many more. Emergency light fittings have certain regulatory requirements including location, testing etc.

What do they look like & how to identify one?

Exit light
Emergency batten
Recessed emergency light

Styles of Emergency Lighting

There are many different styles of emergency lights in the marketplace.  Each have various purposes, for example:

  • Recessed style – designed to illuminate areas when power is lost
  • Exit sign – designed to offer clear indication to location of exit within the specific room or area
  • General area / bulkheads / batten lights – designed to offer clear indication to location of exit within the specific room or area
  • Exit lights with inbuilt speakers for sound for directions

 

Control of Emergency Lighting

Emergency light fittings could be controlled for testing at a central location or operate as stand-alone on a general circuit.  Some emergency lights have in built sensors for energy save options.  That is the emergency light fitting provides general area lighting but will only operate when motion is sensed until a power outage occurs.  Once loss of power is detected they will then illuminate until the power is restored or the battery expires.

 

How To Identify An Emergency Light Fitting

Apart from the obvious arrows or word ‘exit’ there could be a small indicator light on the side of a fitting.  The indicator may operate in different situations depending on manufacture design.  There may also be a test button for manual testing in the same location as the indicator.

Where Are They Likely To Be Installed In A Building?

  • In most offices/classrooms
  • Stairwells
  • At stairwell entrances or doorways
  • Foyers/reception areas
  • Restrooms,
  • Exits/entrances etc

 

Batteries For Emergency Lighting

Batteries are usually installed inside the fitting. There are several different battery types used in emergency fittings such as: Lead acid, Nickel Cadmium, Lithium iron phosphate, Lithium nano phosphate.  Each of these have different qualities and will determine in particular the life of the battery. They are usually recharged when the fitting is energised by standard power supply.

Part 2 of Emergency Lighting 101

Be sure to visit Part 2 of our series on emergency lighting which covers: Specific laws around emergency lighting. Includes penalties for non-compliance.

Where To Get Help With Emergency Lighting

What do I do if I need help with your emergency lighting?

Contact PRO Electricians we can provide expert advise and assist with testing, repairs, certification etc.

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Split System versus Ducted Air Conditioning https://www.proelectricians.com.au/split-system-versus-ducted-air-conditioning/ https://www.proelectricians.com.au/split-system-versus-ducted-air-conditioning/#respond Tue, 08 Sep 2015 04:40:50 +0000 http://www.proelectricians.com.au/?p=1322 The post Split System versus Ducted Air Conditioning appeared first on PRO Electricians Brisbane.

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Mitsubishi split system air conInstalling air conditioning is an investment in your home. It will increase comfort during the hot summer months. But, if you get it wrong, you will have wasted your money and still be sweating.

There are two types of air conditioning to choose from – split system and ducted. Both will do the job of cooling your home, but they vary in several ways. The main considerations are how many rooms will be air conditioned, cost and visibility.

Below we look at split system versus ducted air conditioning and what you need to know make the best choice.

Area

The larger the area for cooling, the bigger the system required. This applies to both split system and ducted air conditioners.

A split system air conditioner will cool one room or open plan area. It is possible to install split system units in one or more rooms of the house.

Ducted air conditioning cools the whole house via ducts installed in the ceiling, walls or floor. This type of system also allows selection of cooling zones as required.

Both are available in reverse cycle providing the option to heat the home in cooler months.

Cost

The cost of air conditioning can vary depending on the system size and type. As a rough guide prices can start at $1000 for split systems with ducted air conditioning around $10,000 or more.

Not only is there the cost of the units, but also the cost of installation and running costs. The more power used, the higher the ongoing costs will be.

Visibility

One major difference between the two types of systems is their visibility.

Split systems have a unit (evaporator) mounted on the wall inside. Outside there is a another unit (condenser) which expels the air. Both units will be visible, but it may be possible to position them so they don’t stand out.

In contrast, ducted air conditioners have the system installed in the ceiling. The ducts are then run through the house in the ceiling, walls and floor. The system is not visible and is controlled through flat wall panels.

For a whole house cooling solution, it is hard to beat a ducted system. However, the costs of installation AND running the system may well be prohibitive.

Careful selection and installation of split systems can provide an affordable solution. Professional advice to help select a system of the right capacity will be invaluable.

PRO Electricians can supply and install split system air conditioning.

For more information click here.

I approached PRO Electricians after a letter drop in my neighbourhood. I’d been trying to get some lights I’d bought at Christmas installed but no-one was returning my calls. Steve was prompt, knowledgeable, and on time. I’d be more than happy to use him again for more electrical work.

Tom O'Regan

St Lucia

Thanks for your prompt, friendly, excellent workmanship. Your quote was speedy, detailed and accurate and the work done was exactly as promised. Thanks!

Elisabeth Akioka

Clayfield

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Hot Water Systems – What Type Is Best? https://www.proelectricians.com.au/hot-water-systems-best-type/ https://www.proelectricians.com.au/hot-water-systems-best-type/#respond Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:58:42 +0000 http://www.proelectricians.com.au/?p=1278 The post Hot Water Systems – What Type Is Best? appeared first on PRO Electricians Brisbane.

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When it comes to hot water systems, it is important to consider the different types available to establish the best option for your home.  Every home is different, and every family has individual needs.

There are several features that will affect your energy usage and budget.  To help you understand which hot water system to choose for your home, these features are discussed below along with the different hot water systems available.

3 Features of Hot Water Systems

There are three important features to consider when choosing a hot water system:

  1. Fuel
  2. Size
  3. Energy Efficiency

Fuel is the source of energy used to heat the water and can be electric, gas or solar.

The size is important because you don’t want too much or too little hot water.  The number of people living in your home will determine what size of system is most suitable.

How energy efficient the hot water system is will have an affect the amount of energy used and cost.  Often it is a trade off between the initial cost of installing the system versus the cost of running it.

Types of Hot Water Systems

Solar Hot Water

A solar hot water system is the most efficient, environment friendly way of using hot water.  Using the energy from the sun, this system has roof-mounted solar collectors to warm up the water, which then flows into a storage tank.

While this type of system can provide up to 90% of your hot water with no running costs and zero carbon emissions, there is a higher cost for installation.

Natural Gas Hot Water

This type of system is quite small and wall-mounted.  It operates by heating water on demand as needed, instead of heating and storing it in a tank.

Economical to run, it can operate on natural gas or LPG, but may require installing a relatively large gas pipe to cope with the fuel requirements. Aside from this, the costs of running a gas hot water system are quite low. It’s a particularly efficient option for households of four or more people.

Heat Pump Hot Water

Heat pump hot water is the most modern and efficient way to heat your water.  It works like a refrigerator, but in reverse by transferring heat from the outside air into water stored inside a storage tank.

This system is three times more efficient than conventional electric water heaters, saving you energy and money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The initial investment can be quite high, but it pays that back very quickly especially in households where a lot of hot water is used.

Electric storage hot water

Considered to be the least energy efficient system, electric hot water systems are generally the cheapest to purchase.  However, their running costs can get quite expensive as a result of the high usage of electricity to run the system.

Electric hot water systems require little maintenance and are the easiest to install.

What Type Is Best?

As outlined above, there are various trade offs when it comes to hot water systems.  You will need to consider these along with your individual budget and household requirements to determine the best one for your needs.

Whichever you choose, ensure it is the right size for your household, because there is nothing worse than having a cold shower in winter!

I approached PRO Electricians after a letter drop in my neighbourhood. I’d been trying to get some lights I’d bought at Christmas installed but no-one was returning my calls. Steve was prompt, knowledgeable, and on time. I’d be more than happy to use him again for more electrical work. Tom O'Regan

St Lucia

Thanks for your prompt, friendly, excellent workmanship. Your quote was speedy, detailed and accurate and the work done was exactly as promised. Thanks! Elisabeth Akioka

Clayfield

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Safety Switch Installation – Is One Enough? https://www.proelectricians.com.au/safety-switch-installation-is-one-enough/ https://www.proelectricians.com.au/safety-switch-installation-is-one-enough/#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:20:07 +0000 http://www.proelectricians.com.au/?p=1079 The post Safety Switch Installation – Is One Enough? appeared first on PRO Electricians Brisbane.

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Safety switch installation has been in the news a lot recently as the Electrical Safety Office has been promoting the campaign “The risk is real.  One safety switch may not be enough”.

So, what does this mean and does it apply to your home or business?

Watch the video below where Steve outlines what you need to know when it comes to safety switches.

Regardless of how many safety switches you have installed, they should be tested regularly – every 3 months.  See how to perform this easy test here.

You can read more information about safety switches from the Electrical Safety office here.

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Thanks for your prompt, friendly, excellent workmanship. Your quote was speedy, detailed and accurate and the work done was exactly as promised. Thanks!

Elisabeth Akioka

Clayfield

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The USB Powerpoint – An Easy Way to Power Up https://www.proelectricians.com.au/the-usb-powerpoint-an-easy-way-to-power-up/ https://www.proelectricians.com.au/the-usb-powerpoint-an-easy-way-to-power-up/#respond Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:13:27 +0000 http://www.proelectricians.com.au/?p=738 The post The USB Powerpoint – An Easy Way to Power Up appeared first on PRO Electricians Brisbane.

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This article is for anyone who owns a device that is charged via USB (i.e. smartphones, tablets, iPods, smart watches etc) and has the following problems:

  • Sick of searching for chargers (particularly a problem if you have kids)
  • Tired of untangling cords and moving plugs around in powerpoints to get devices powered up
  • Wanting to reclaim powerpoints for other household appliances
  • Annoyed by way too many unsightly plugs hanging out of the wall

These problems can now be solved very easily thanks to the Double Powerpoint with Dual USB charger.

USB Powerpoint

There are many benefits to installing these powerpoints in any home or office, particularly if if there is multiple devices (or kids!).

  1. No More Wall Chargers!

Simply plug the USB cable straight into the USB point on the wall as there is no need for the bulky wall power chargers that come with each device.  Put them away in the cupboard, or even better, try and find a way to recycle them.

This also means that if a charger is lost, there is no problem with powering the device.

  1. Energy Efficient Charging

The USB powerpoint is energy efficient as it uses zero standby power.  As shown in the image, there are retractable ‘doors’ for the USB plug and once these are closed, power to the USB port is shut off (the regular powerpoints are not affected).

  1. Easily Replace Existing Powerpoints

The USB powerpoint has been designed as a direct replacement to standard double powerpoints.  A replacement installation can be done quickly by a licensed electrician without the need for any new wiring (contact PRO Electricians for a quote here).

  1. Charge any USB Device

ANY device that is charged or run using a standard USB connection can be charged.  Some of the devices that can be charged include (but certainly not limited to):

Smart phones

Tablets

Smart Watches

Games

Fitness Bands

Digital Cameras

Video Cameras

  1. Multiple Charging Points

Most homes have several locations where devices are charged and now, rather than move wall chargers between rooms, it is easy to setup multiple charging stations.  Areas of the home where these powerpoints are ideal include the kitchen, lounge room, office, bedrooms and bathroom.

Plus, if there is a dedicated charging station setup, these powerpoints can make the area less unsightly and easier to manage.

There are few homes or offices that wouldn’t benefit from the installation of the Double Powerpoint with Dual USB Charger.  The big question is…how many to install?

Organise Your USB Powerpoints Here

To install new or replace existing powerpoints with the USB option, contact PRO Electricians for a quote on 1300 591 952.

Thanks for your prompt, friendly, excellent workmanship. Your quote was speedy, detailed and accurate and the work done was exactly as promised. Thanks!

Elisabeth Akioka

Clayfield

Thanks very much, Steve, for a job very well done. Must admit that I was very impressed with your communication, the work you did and your promptness. And the fact that you are just a really nice guy!

Michelle Henderson

Secretary & Treasurer, Baines Body Corporate

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