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As Australia has higher UV levels, cables need additional UV insulation to prevent deterioration, extending their lifespan and keeping them safer.

UV Electrical Damage

In some cases, the overhead cables that connect electric lines from pole to pole may be exposed to damage due to ultraviolet radiation which can cause a disruption to the power supply. Defect notices are often given when damage has been identified.

UV damaged cabling can cause serious electrical risks and are very hazardous. Our fully trained, licensed Level 2 ASP electricians can safely inspect and efficiently restore the insulation in your cables.

How do we prevent UV electrical damages?

As Australia has higher UV levels, cables need additional UV insulation to prevent deterioration, extending their lifespan and keeping them safer.

PVC is among the strongest polymers out there, but cables can still be damaged by UV light. Strong materials such as carbon black and titanium dioxide can help resist UV rays, which prevents cables from being damaged and exposed to the elements.

Carbon black has a polymer structure which acts as both a conductor and an insulation shield to reinforce UV protection. Titanium dioxide is adjustable and has organic binders to protect the paint film from UV degradation.

How do we prevent UV electrical damages

Benefits Of Repairing Damaged UV Wiring & Cable

The consumer mains cables connected to the main switchboard via the point of attachment of a property can experience a lot of exposure to UV. This can cause serious electrical risks and needs to be addressed by Level 2 ASP electricians, particularly if a defect notice is given out.

Calling in a qualified level 2 technician can prevent electrocution, electrical shortages and electrical fires from happening.

Benefits Of Repairing Damaged UV Wiring Cable

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Prevention of Insulation Breakdown
UV rays can cause insulation materials around electrical cables and wiring to degrade over time. This degradation can lead to insulation breakdown, exposing live wires and increasing the risk of electrical faults, short circuits, or even electrical fires. Protecting your electrical systems from UV damage helps maintain the integrity of the insulation, ensuring optimal safety and performance.
Preservation of Equipment Lifespan
UV exposure can affect the components and materials used in electrical equipment, such as switches, outlets, and circuit breakers. Over time, UV rays can cause discoloration, brittleness, and overall deterioration, reducing the lifespan and efficiency of these components. By implementing UV protection measures, you can prolong the lifespan of your electrical equipment, minimising the need for premature replacements.
Enhanced Electrical System Performance
UV damage to electrical systems can result in degraded performance and increased energy consumption. Heat buildup due to damaged insulation or components can lead to power loss, voltage fluctuations, and inefficient energy usage. By protecting your electrical infrastructure from UV-related issues, you can maintain optimal performance, reduce energy waste, and potentially lower your electricity bills.
Preservation of Aesthetic Appeal
In addition to functional concerns, UV damage can also impact the aesthetic appeal of your home. Fading, discoloration, or deterioration of electrical components can diminish the overall visual appeal of your interiors and exteriors. UV electrical damage protection helps preserve the appearance and attractiveness of your home's electrical systems, contributing to a well-maintained and visually appealing environment.
Preservation of Data and Electronics
UV rays can also harm sensitive electronic devices and data storage systems. Excessive exposure to UV radiation can cause data corruption or loss in computer systems, servers, and other electronic equipment. By implementing UV protection measures, such as installing UV-filtering window films or using protective covers for electronics, you can safeguard your valuable data and electronic devices from UV-related damage.
Mitigation of Maintenance Costs
UV damage to electrical systems can lead to frequent repairs and maintenance requirements. The costs associated with replacing damaged cables, components, or equipment can add up over time. By proactively protecting your electrical infrastructure from UV rays, you can reduce the need for frequent repairs and minimise maintenance expenses, saving you time and money in the long run.

Frequently asked questions

Does UV damage cables and wires?
Yes. UV accelerates the ageing of the surface layer, adversely affecting the insulation of outdoor electric cables.
What are the dangers of damaged electrical cables?
Frayed and damaged wires can cause serious electrical problems, such as electrocution, electrical shortages and electrical fires.

If your cables are exposed to UV damage, contact us to have it assessed and repaired as soon as possible. Inspecting the whole situation, our Level 2 ASP electricians will treat the faulty wires safely and efficiently.
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