FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT ELECTRICAL SERVICES

You will find a range of questions relating to the electrical questions our electricians receive on a daily basis. If you cannot find your answer here do not hesitate to contact us directly on 02 9656 1858.

Arrow Power offer a complimentary safety audit on every job we complete. If you're concerned about the safety of your family or workers it is best you get in contact!

Call us today for assistance 02 9656 1858. 

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In New South Wales it is illegal for anyone but a qualified electrician to do any domestic, commerical or industrial wiring or rewiring. Even if the work is completed to Australian Wiring Rules 3000:2018, it will not pass certification.

This means when you go to sell your property - the wiring won't pass! You need a licensed electrician to do the work and provide you with a CCEW for any electrical works done. 

A CCEW is a Certificate of Compliance for Electrical Work. Any electrical work you have done, your electrician must submit a CCEW and submit it within seven days of completing any safety and compliance test on the new installation.

A Level 2 electrician is an electrician who is further qualified than a normal electrician. They are also known as an ASP or ‘authorised service provider’ or 'accredited service provider' who are able to reconnect your power by working directly on the high voltage power lines between your house or business and the street power lines.

Level 2 ASP's are authorised to do installations, repairs and maintenance on the overhead and underground services that run between the customers home or business and the electrical supply network. This is dangerous work, which is why it is closely monitored by the electrical network authorities.

You can read more about it in detail on our blog here: What is a level 2 electrician?

Yes! We can definitely assist. When upgrading your switchboard you will need a trusted Level 2 Electrician to do the job - that's us! 

Whether it is an old asbestos switchboard, wooden backed switchboard (major fire hazard), you need safety switches installed, or you want a three phase upgrade, the team at Arrow Power are here for you.

Give us a call 02 96561858 or request a free quote.

The cost of a switchboard upgrade in general will cost around $900 - $1300. This wouldn't include for any extras such as service disconnections or Level 2 Electrician work.

There are other extras you may need as part of your switchboard upgrade which can be replacing the asbestos back panel, metering work and upgrading your consumer mains. 

A rough price guide for a straight forward switchboard upgrade:
- up to 5 circuits/poles - $900
- up to 10 circuits/poles- $1100
- up to 15 circuits/poles - $1500

Keep in mind that three phase power = 3 poles.

To get an exact price for the cost of a switchboard upgrade you can request a free quote.

Sure can! Talk to one of our Sydney electrical contractors in the planning stages of your renovation. We can advise you on when the power will need to be switched off or disconnected, we can fit in the necessary electrical work with your builder and we can even provide temporary builders supply of power. 

We will also notify the relevant energy network authorities of any work that has been done by our licensed electricians.

Check out some of our testimonials from our happy customers.

Arrow Power offer a range of options with steel or wooden poles. We are very experienced with difficult projects that may require traffic management or one of our bucket trucks (cherry picker), hazardous areas or areas requiring traffic management.

We can even upgrade your overhead distribution lines to run underground from the new pole to increase your street appeal.

The cost of your new private power pole will be dependent on a few factors such as the type of pole required, whether wires can be reused and what fittings are needed. It is always easiest to simply request a quote to get the best idea of what it will cost to replace a power pole.

However we have put together an estimate of the cost of a new installed private power pole:
- new steel pole $3000 - $5000
- steel pole with meter box $3500 - $5500
- large timber pole $7500 - $14500
- large timber pole with meter box $9500 - $16000

Arrow Power's specialised team of level 2 electricians are fully authorised on all networks to disconnect/reconnect your power. 

Contact us today to get a free quote on what it will cost to disconnect/reconnect your power.

As a general idea a residential disconnect/reconnect will cost around $400 - $600 plus GST. 

Arrow Power service the entire Sydney network. Our qualified electrical contractors are spread out all over metropolitan Sydney.

This includes: Galston, Hornsby, Pennant Hills, Blacktown, the North Shore, Ryde, the Hills District, the Hawkesbury, Sutherland Shire, Penrith, Campbelltown, Northern Beaches.

The cost of a Level 2 Electrician will depend on what type of service you require, whether you need an emergency call out and what supplies are needed.

The easiest what to determine the Level 2 Electrician cost is to request a quote

Arrow Power are fully authorised Level 2 Electricians on the Ausgrid Network.

 

You can check if you are on the Ausgrid network here: https://www.ausgrid.com.au/Connections/Network-area-check

 

Arrow Power are fully authorised Level 2 Electricians on the Endeavour Energy network.

You can check if you are on the Endeavour Energy network here.

Arrow Power are fully authorised Level 2 Electricians on the Essential Energy Network.

 

You can check if you are on the Essential Energy network here: https://www.essentialenergy.com.au/about-us/our-network-area

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