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Electrical Safety

Will my equipment be safe to use with the Australian power supply?

The technical characteristics of a domestic power supply varies from one country to another. If a person is unaware of this variance, then that person may unwittingly connect an item of equipment to a power supply that is unsuitable for his/her device.  This can result in the equipment malfunctioning, and it is then possible for the equipment to cause fatal injuries to both the equipment operator and others near the equipment.

Australia's public mains power supply is 230 volts, 50 Hz. If your communications equipment operates at a different voltage or different power line frequency, you must not connect that item of equipment to the Australian public mains power network or a telecommunications network.

If you are uncertain about operating a device in Australia, discuss your options with a suitably qualified electrician, licensed to operate in Australia.

Last updated: 02 May 2017