Electrical advice and information
Smart wiring is a highly flexible system of wiring that can be used by your pay TV, phone, lighting, internet, security and other home automation systems all at once. Learn more about how smart wiring works.
Find out what sorts of electrical systems you'll need to have installed in your home.
Learn the secrets to cutting your bills and improving your energy efficiency. Cutting electricity use is a great way to save both money and the environment.
Installation work? Maintenance work? Need something replaced or upgraded? Find out what kinds of work electricians do, and when you need to call one.
Different appliances may need a greater supply of current, and some may require three phase power to work. Find out more about the difference between single phase and three phase power.
For all work done by an electrician in Australia, you should obtain an electrical compliance certificate. Find out what a compliance certificate is, how it works and why you need one.
Electricity can be very dangerous when things go wrong. Find out what you should do when you have an emergency that involves electricity.
Not sure about how your switchboard works? Have the lights or appliances gone out only in one part of the house? Find out how to use your safety switches, circuit breakers or fuses.
Ever had an electric shock? Not sure what you should and shouldn't be working on in your home? Find out what you should handle in terms of your home's electrical systems.
There's not much electrical work you're legally allowed to do for yourself in Australia. Find out when you need to hire an electrician, and how to find the right one.
Find out more about electrical regulations in Australia, when you're likely to need an electrician, and what you'll need to know about the regulations when you're building or renovating.
The term ‘rough in’ describes the installation of a building’s plumbing and electrical services in wall cavities, before the walls are lined with plasterboard.
There are very real risks you take when buying products that don’t comply, says Clipsal standardisation manager Gary Busbridge.
An overview of a typical electrical installation in a home from the local pole transformer, to the service fuse and to your switchbox.
There's nothing more efficient than using a completely renewable energy source. Find out how things like wind- and solar-generated electricity can help you to improve your energy efficiency.
Found in older homes and some electrical appliances, fuses are thin wires that break when too much current flows through them, protecting appliances from current surges or spikes.
Many types of electrical hardware go into your home. Find out what's used, where it's used and what functions it serves.
Learn more about the many different types of electrical fittings, switches, cables, outlets and wiring types that are used in home electrical installations.
General power outlets (often called GPOs) are an essential part of any residential electrical installation. Find out more about how they work and where they're installed.
Light globes connect to your house's electrics through light fittings. Read about how fittings work, the different types that are available and where they should be positioned.