CBus repairs Gold Coast

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Just like your car and other electrical appliances,  Cbus may sometimes break down. One thing to be aware of if this happens is that many Cbus programmers are not electricians and there are limitations of what they can do for you in repairing your Cbus home automation system. I know on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and northern rivers area where quite … Read More

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Service areas.

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Connect Power & Cabling is based on the Gold Coast and we have been servicing the area for some 28 years now.  Initially starting as Richard Cooke Electrical and then Amplec , we changed the name to Connect Power and Cabling to reflect more the work we were doing at the time. We are often travelling all over the Gold … Read More

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New CBus Wiser MK2

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Clipsal have now released a new MK2 model Wiser. The new Wiser is much more straight forward to set up and sits on your network like any other network device. No longer do you have to decide to use its router or wireless capabilities or consider upsetting your clients existing network and devices. Along with the new Wiser comes a … Read More

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Brisbane doctors training rooms

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We recently just finished a job in Brisbane with one of our long time associates Excite Energies owned by Chris Gleeson and managed by Brett Thiedeke. The large training room space has Pierlite LED fittings which are dimmed and controlled by combination C-Bus 5085 DL, switches in Horizon black and as a central point of control, a C-Bus Spectrum colour touchscreen also in … Read More

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LED dimming help

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Clipsal once again has tried to help with the solution of dimming LED lamps/fittings. In our blog last night we I discussed the different types of dimming in domestic installations and that it  is not always straight forward. This time I want to mention a handy little device Clipsal has made to help solve some of the issues that we … Read More

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Matching dimmers to lights.

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  It is becoming a problem to dim successfully modern electronic light fittings.  Even many lighting suppliers and there specifiers get it wrong sometimes. Today we had a commercial job we were working on with another electrical contracting firm where this happened. The fittings they ordered were supposed to be dimmable and when connected to the C-Bus universal 4 channel … Read More

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Home control from your phone or ipad or PC.

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  Want to control your home lighting,power, security, TV etc from your phone when sitting in your lounge or what about when you are not there at all? With a smart phone and intelligent home control systems, like C-Bus and Wiser, this is all possible. Clipsal CBus has a product called WISER which is basically a wifi router connected to … Read More

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Where do we service?

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While being based on the Gold Coast, we have a large area that we service. In recent months we have been up to Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast and down to Cabarita in Northern NSW. Most of our works involves luxury homes in what is considered the prestige areas of the Gold Coast. These area;s include, Isle of Capri, Mermaid … Read More

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Rewiring for C-Bus

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We often have people interested in rewiring existing homes for C-Bus. I myself  have had to do this for two houses I have owned and it both cases they were both two storey homes. Two storey homes  bring their own set of difficulties.  What is amazing though is that as you get into the job you often seem to find … Read More

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Old Power Supplies

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Once again we have come across old style Cbus power supplies causing weird things to happen on the network. This was about 3 weeks ago.When replaced however with what was calculated to be the correct value  of new power supplies, the network still had issues at times. This was remedied by adding one further power supply. We also noticed some … Read More

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