Panel boards are used in a wide variety of projects and applications. From hospitals, to apartments, shopping centres and industrial areas, if you need a panel board, DaRa Switchboards is the custom switchboard specialist. With our recently upgraded manufacturing facility, we can now turn your switchboard requirements into reality in a fraction of the time.
Projects our panel boards are perfect for:
- Commercial and light industrial applications
- Shopping centres
- Mixed developments
- Aged cares
- Child care centres
The DaRa Switchboards manufacturing process for panel boards
To help you get started with the design and manufacturing of your custom switchboard, we’ve outlined our ordering and delivery process below.
- Customers send the inquiries, including specifications, as single-line diagrams for pricing to our team.
- Our estimators choose the most suitable panel board for the particular application and installation requirements. We can offer options for indoor, outdoor, wall-mounted, free-standing and other panel boards.
- Product quotations are then sent to the customer for approval.
- When our customers place orders, we use an advanced design software called Streamgineer and AutoCAD design tools to generate the approval and construction drawings in record time. This is generally completed within 48 hours.
- Upon approval of the shop drawings by the customer, we begin switchboard assembly, and fit the product with the required electrical equipment, such as circuit breakers, switches and controls, which we wire to specifications and electrical drawings.
- The manufacturing process can take as little as one day, and up to seven based on the complexity of the board. DaRa Switchboards can provide stock-standard distribution boards within two working days.
- We deliver our panel boards to our customers and ensure that they are pleased with the final product.
Why choose your panel board with DaRa?
We at DaRa care about our customers and want to see their projects succeed. After all, it’s what we pride ourselves on, and what we love to do every single day.
The customisation capabilities offered through our fully integrated manufacturing facility means our customers can order switchboards based on site-specific requirements and fabricated to match switchboard cupboard sizes as needed.
Our switchboards are competitively priced, and we believe we offer the most affordable panel boards on the market. If you want to know more about our panel board process, view our FAQ below, or simply pick up the phone and give our friendly team a call.
Frequently Asked Questions about our panel boards
Q: Can the panel boards be installed outdoors?
A: Not all types of panel boards can be installed outdoors. We at DaRa switchboards manufacture DSS and DSG panel boards that are NATA certified for IP56 rating. DSE and DSS panel boards are installed indoors and are up to IP52 rated.
Q: Which circuit breakers fit in DaRa Panel boards?
A: We can customise our panel boards to fit most of the switchgear brands available in Australia. Generally, our panel boards can be fitted with Legrand, NHP, ABB, Schneider, CBI, GE, Eaton. We are happy to supply further information and discuss this in depth with our customers during the design process.
Q: Can DaRa Switchboards manufacture custom panel boards?
A: Our specialty is manufacturing custom panel boards using our fully integrated manufacturing facility. We can design and build custom switchboards with multiple chassis, check metering, various lighting controls, surge diverters – almost any feature or requirement your project needs!
Q: How long does it take to manufacture a panel board with DaRa Switchboards?
A: Standard switchboards are turned around between one and five days from order and approval of shop drawings in our express production plant in Cranbourne, while custom panel boards are manufactured within 20 days from order and approval of shop drawings in our custom switchboard production plant in Mulgrave. We can advise on manufacturing time during the ordering process, based on your requirements.
Q: How long does it take to produce a design drawing of a panel board from order?
A: When we updated and upgraded our manufacturing facility, we also upgraded our software. We use the latest design technology for panel boards – Streamgineer online design tool. Drawings are produced in couple of minutes and, depending on the complexity of the panel board, the shop drawings will be submitted on the same day or within five days from the order.
Stay switched on with DaRa Switchboards
We at DaRa pride ourselves on incorporating the latest technologies, the highest standard of manufacturing and providing the best service and quality products for our customers. If you’d like to find out more about our manufacturing facility or don’t find your question answered here, feel free to get in touch. One of our team would be happy to walk you through the process so we can bring the power to you.