Switch Board Upgrades


Your home’s switchboard is the central hub of its electrical distribution system. You receive power from the street, which is directed to your home’s switchboard and then into your circuits. Your home’s electrical system starts at the switchboard and should be maintained regularly.
Safeguard your family and your home with our experienced, reliable switchboard upgrades in New Zealand.


board Upgrade

Replacing damaged and old ceramic fuse type switchboards
Keep your family safe by Eliminating potential fires
Older Switchboards Cannot Handle Modern Power Demands
Preventing unwanted accidents

The Lotter Electrical team in Christchurch recently upgraded a switchboard for a customer. In the past few years, the old switchboard had fallen into disrepair and threatened the safety of the premises. Lotter Electrical was able to provide the client with some technical advice on how to proceed which would make the premises safer from electrical faults and comply with New Zealand safety regulations. It was a very successful project for Lotter Electrical, and the client was very happy that the house was now less likely to catch on fire due to electrical appliances and that it was up to date with current trends.

Signs You Definitely Need a Switchboard Upgrade

The cost of a switchboard upgrade varies widely depending on where you live and your budget. You will be able to replace your ceramic fuses with RCDs and circuit breakers that are modern and safe. All cables behind your panel will be rewired before we finish testing the installation. When upgrading your domestic switchboard, you may need additional services such as replacing asbestos panels and corroded electrodes, adding new service fuses and smart meters, and upgrading consumer mains.

Your switchboard is overcrowded and there is no more space:

It is generally located near the meter box on the side of your house. Air conditioning, pool pumps, and solar panels cannot be added to an overcrowded switchboard. A switchboard that is overloaded poses a safety hazard.

Melted or Blackened Fuses:

A damaged or old fuse must be replaced immediately. It is better not to touch your electrical fuse with bare hands if it is damaged. Check it out with our electricians.

The circuit is often tripped by your appliances:

Older circuits often short-circuit due to inefficiency. Currently, there may be a lot of appliances overloading the current circuits. Switchboards older than 20 years may not be able to handle a lot of appliances at once, leading to dangerous short circuits.