Technical Updates

2023

Ignition risks from lead-acid batteries - 8 November 2023 

Supply chain industry and material availability- update from Western Power - 7 November 2023

Electric shock risk - Growatt SPH-UP Multiple Mode Inverters - 19 October 2023

Current limits for different types of motors - 4 October 2023

Unique requirements for Smoke Alarms in Class 1B Buildings - 5 September 2023

Employing an electrical worker from interstate or overseas - 6 July 2023

Wiring Rules Amendment 3 has been released! - 14 June 2023

Western Power load upgrade delays - 22 May 2023

State Government release SWIS Demand Assessment - 22 May 2023

National Construction Code 2022 (NCC) - 22 May 2023

New standard now available to view on the TKB - AS/NZS 4836:2023 - 22 May 2023

Clarification on Type AC RCD changes effective 30 April - 27 April 2023

Western Power update - RCD type changes effective 30 April 2023 - 26 April 2023

Are you installing residential battery energy systems correctly? - 25 April 2023

Updated standards now available on the Technical Knowledge Base (TKB) - 27 March 2023

Installation of Type AC RCDS banned after 30 April - 26 March 

Important information about main switch circuit breakers from Western Power - 10 February 2023

2022

Does the WADCM or WASIR apply for contracts made prior to 1 August 2021? - 9 December 2022

Clarification on the sale and installation of Type AC RCBOs and RCDs - 9 December 2022

Update on Western Power’s Main Switch Requirement - Rural trial - 14 November 2022

Main switch requirement - Western Power commences rural trial - November 2022

RCD Protection for non-residential installations direct-connected equipment - 4 October 2022

AS/NZS 4777.2:2020 Inverter settings reminder - 4 October 2022

Reminder - Type AC RCDs will be phased out in April 2023 - 4 October 2022

Fines issued for dangerous electrical work - 15 September 2022

New defect categories for Inspectors Orders - 1 September 2022

Rural supply allocation - update from Western Power - 1 September 2022

Recent changes to the WASIR - 15 August 2022

Western Power's main switch requirement - 15 August 2022

AS/NZS 3760:2022 is now live on TKB + main changes - 28 July 2022

Potential trap with transportable structures - 28 July 2022

RCD requirements for electric vehicle chargers - 11 July 2022

Automatic Mutual Recognition of electrical workers licences delayed in WA - 11 July 2022

Western Power document updates - WASIR, DCCR and switchboard guidelines - 27 June 2022

Mechanical protection of consumer mains - 9 June 2022

Installing electric vehicle chargers - 18 May 2022

Provide your feedback on DR AS/NZS 4836:2022 by 1 June - 18 May 2022

Clearances from open cooking surfaces - 27 April 2022

Swimming Pool Equipotential Bonding Flow Chart - UPDATED - 8 April 2022

New solar PV laws commence 1 April - 31 March 2022

Degrees of protection - enclosed equipment - 18 March 2022

Changes to the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) - 14 March 2022

Circuit breaker as the main switch from 1 February - 14 March 2022

AS/NZS 3000:2018 Draft Amendment 3 open for public comment - 23 February 2022

Building and Energy update - don't cut corners with checking and testing - 23 February 2022

New requirements for solar installers and electrical contractors - 23 February 2022

Generator installations on properties with grid connected inverters - 23 February 2022

Connecting a portable generator to an installation - 27 January 2022

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