Power Point Installation

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    Power Points installed indoors & outdoors

    Having the right power point at the right place is a convenience second to none!

    Sarros Electrical understands that contemporary living demands more power options than were built into older homes and premises. As such, we provide quality GPO (general power outlet) plans and installations throughout Perth. From telephone and power points to data and USB points, get your home or business fully set up and ready to go.

    Whether its a full kitchen fitout or an extra power point on the other side of bed, Sarros Electrical has you covered – you can rest assured that your new power points will work safely and look great with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

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    Power points of all sorts

    Sarros Electrical is fully qualified to install GPO’s (general power outlets) safely in your home or commercial premises. We install the following outlets and power points:

    • Bedroom power points and charging stations
    • Data points
    • Double power points
    • Electrical GPO’s
    • Kitchen power points and charging stations
    • Outdoor electrical GPO’s
    • Power points with USB outlets
    • Telephone points
    • and more…

    Power points vs powerboards

    It can be dangerous to overload a single power point with too many powerboards and extension leads, as this can overload the circuit, causing circuit tripping or a fire hazard.

    Power in your home is divided into separate circuits to ensure the electrical load of the whole house is spread out so electrical appliances and lights can run without interruption or undue risk. When installing power points, Sarros Electrical complies with the latest regulations and building standards to ensure all your power points are safely able to carry their standard electrical load – in other words, there’s more to it than just a physical power point!

    Whilst powerboards and extension leads are useful and convenient, if you find that there’s overloaded power points or messy looking wires throughout your home, it may be a good time to call Sarros Electrical to see the best options for power point installation in Perth.

    Other power point services by Sarros Electrical

    We also provide the following power point services to ensure the safety of your home and business:

    • Upgrade single power points to doubles.
    • Upgrade power points to include USB outlets.
    • Repair and upgrade power points for heavy duty use (such as workshops, air conditioners and commercial or industrial applications).
    • Upgrade and install EV chargers.
    • Repair or replace existing power points.
    • Check all existing power points in your home, commercial or industrial complex.

    Simply give us a call when you need advice on effective solutions to your power needs and GPO locations. Sarros Electrical conducts professional power point installations, meaning your home and business is safe and convenient when it comes to having power where you need it!

    Power Point FAQs

    We often get questions about power points from our customers. In the industry, we refer to them as GPOs (general power outlets) and you’ll often see them mentioned like this in quotes or on electrical plans.

      Here’s a selection of the most common questions we get asked and their answers. But, if you have a question that we haven’t answered, feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

      How do I install a power point?

      Legally, you can’t install or modify a power point in Australia (indoors or outdoors) unless you’re a qualified and licensed electrical contractor. This ensures all power point installations and modifications are done correctly and comply with current safety standards.

      So, if you need an extra power point or two, it’s best to give us a call so that we can install it for you.

      Can I put a power point anywhere in my home?

      Essentially, power points can be installed in any room of your home, as well as outdoors, but they must be installed by a licensed electrician.

      In wet areas, like bathrooms, kitchens and laundries, certain regulations need to be complied with. For example, each power point must be a certain distance from any water source as well as the floor. This means that they’re not likely to get wet.

      On the other hand, outdoor power points have to be weatherproof to protect them from the elements.

      How many power points can I install in my home?

      There’s really no limit to the number of power points that can be installed in a home. The more power points you have, the more circuits will need to be installed in the meter box. Typically, each circuit can safely have around 8 to 10 power points attached to it.

      In a standard 3-bedroom home, you will usually find that there are around 15 to 20 double power points as well as up to 5 single power points for appliances like the fridge, microwave and rangehood.

      But, it’s better to install more power points than you think you’ll need so you don’t overload single power points with double adapters and power boards, or run multiple extension cables, which can be dangerous.

      What do I need to consider when installing power points?

      When having power points installed in your home, let your electrician be your guide. A licensed electrician knows how many power points can safely be connected to each circuit and will calculate how many circuits and mini circuit breakers (MCBs) you’re going to need in the switchboard.

      To give you a quick explanation:

      • Most modern homes and commercial premises in WA with single-phase power have several 20 amp circuits with a 20 amp MCB on each circuit.
      • A standard single power point is 10 amps but most appliances won’t draw this many amps.
      • Each 20 amp circuit and MCB can have up to 20 x 10amp power points connected because it’s assumed that not all power points will be used at the same time. But, it’s more common to just have 8 to 10 power points per circuit.
      • If a circuit does draw too many amps, the circuit breaker will trip to prevent an overload.

      What is the standard size power point for a home in Western Australia?

      All Australian single-phase domestic power points, including those in Western Australia, are standard 230 volts with 50Hz frequency. The amperage can vary from 10A (most common) through to 32A (uncommon in residential properties).

      Most homes and commercial premises in Perth, and throughout Western Australia, have standard 10A Type I power points in either a single or double outlet configuration.

      Caravans and mobile homes often have a 15A Type I power point for connecting to mains power. You may also find 20A Type I power points in premises that have 3-phase power but they are the exception rather than the rule for residential use.

      How much power do power points use?

      The amount of power each power point uses is determined by the rating of the power point itself. In Australia, the most commonly used power point in homes is a 10 amp power point.

      This means that each power point will draw a maximum of 10 amps at any one time. Most appliances are unlikely to need that much power but those that do, are hard-wired to their own dedicated circuit. This is common for appliances like ovens, air conditioners and cooktops.

      It’s important to note that a circuit breaker will only trip when the maximum current has been exceeded. But, you can overload a 10 amp power point without tripping the circuit breaker. This is because the power point uses 10 amps while the circuit has a maximum output of 20 amps before the circuit breaker is tripped.

      When this happens, you’ll either burn the wiring in the power point or fry the equipment/power cable plugged into it! That’s why we recommend installing as many power points as possible to spread the load and avoid overloading the individual power points themselves.

      Are power points in Perth compatible with international electrical devices?

      Australian power points use Type I outlets which have the long live/neutral pins in an inverted V configuration at the top and a long vertical earth pin at the bottom.

      New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands use the same plug. So if the appliance or device comes from any of these countries, it should already have a Type I plug.

      If not, you’ll have to use a plug adaptor to use the device or appliance in Perth.

      Can I install USB power points in my home?

      Most definitely, and we highly recommend you install at least one (preferably more) because it means you can plug your USB device straight into the USB socket without having to find an adapter! We frequently install USB power points because so many appliances now use them.

      What should I do if I have frequent power point issues or electrical problems in my home?

      Always contact an electrician immediately if you have electrical problems or issues with your power points not working, sparking, heating up, or burning your plugs, as these indicate there is something wrong with your wiring or the power points.

      As a safety measure, avoid using the problem power point until the issue has been resolved.

      How much does it cost to have a new power point installed?

      Each job is different so we provide a direct, personalised quote tailored specifically to your needs. You can reach out to us or give us a call.

      I have an old house with ceramic fuses in my switchboard. Can I still have a new power point installed?

      Yes, you can but we are now legally required by Australia’s new Energy Standards to upgrade your switchboard at the same time to bring it up to code with current standards i.e. modern RCDs (Residual Current Devices), MCBs and so on. You will need to contact us for a quote to do this upgrade.

      Have any questions not answered here? Reach out to us by on 9226 7900 or the contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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