Electrical distribution

Review of smart meters announced

04 December, 2020

The Australian Energy Market Commission has announced it will review the rules governing electricity meters.

Wiha XXL III heavy-duty electrician's tool case

01 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Premium Tools

The XXL III electric tool case from Wiha features large, specially designed wheels that allow it to easily roll over steps or rough terrain.

R STAHL SolConeX plugs and sockets

24 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The SolConeX by R.Stahl is the latest in a series of explosion-protected plugs and sockets, available from Control Logic.

Safe Connect switchboard hot spot detection

11 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Safe Connect Australia-New Zealand

Safe Connect has released colour change clips that display and remain bright pink the moment any cable or connection becomes hot.

New enclosure rating for solar PV system installations

29 October, 2020

The Qld Electrical Safety Office advises that DC isolators in new solar PV installations must have their own dedicated enclosure for outdoor use and be IP56NW rated.

The lockdown effect: energy consumption shift revealed

09 October, 2020

Energy Networks Australia has been mapping the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on energy consumption. 

Warning issued over damaged switchboard wiring

01 October, 2020

The Queensland Electrical Safety Office has conducted an investigation into several incidents where switchboard wiring had been damaged.

Calls for mandatory safety switches after shock incident

29 September, 2020

Properly installed safety switches could have prevented almost all recent electric shock incidents in South Australia, new research has found.

What does 'lifetime warranty' mean for electrical equipment?

22 September, 2020 by Christopher Holmes, Weidmuller | Supplied by: Weidmuller Pty Ltd

When a supplier offers a lifetime warranty for industrial electrical equipment, this can often sound like a dream come true.

$35K fine issued after excavator hits powerlines

18 September, 2020

A conviction and a $35,000 fine have been handed down to a Victorian quarry, after a safety incident involving powerlines.

Safety blitz on unlicensed electrical work

08 September, 2020

The Queensland Government has announced that it plans to crack down on unlicensed electrical operators, given the serious risk posed by illegal electrical work.

Schneider Electric offers secure power solution

01 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has developed a solution that aims to help with the management of power consumption and backup power.

Ensuring safe fire containment when cabling

27 August, 2020 by Paul Stathis, Chief Executive Officer, BICSI South Pacific | Supplied by: BICSI South Pacific

Fire issues become paramount to cablers if they route cabling through building elements that are deemed as fire containment barriers.

Electrician killed while working on house

25 August, 2020

A self-employed electrician is believed to have been electrocuted while working on a house last week.

Long-range wireless power transmission developed in NZ

19 August, 2020

NZ start-up Emrod has developed a long-range wireless powerless transmission that acts as an alternative to existing copper line technology.

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