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We are pleased to announce our new quarterly magazine “Plugged-In” aimed at keeping you up to date with the relevant news from the industry.

Introducing the Robus Helm Hand-Dryer

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Product Codes: RBSR1350HSD-01and RBSR1350HSD-15

Available in both white and satin silver finishes, the ROBUS HELM hand-dryer was designed with aesthetics in mind and will enhance the look of both private and public bathroom facilities with its modern and quirky features.

This energy efficient hand-dryer offers a practical solution by providing automatic led lamps illumination to see that hands are both clean and dry.

The HELM hand-dryer utilises an innovative air duct and nozzle design which produces a concentrated steam of warm high speed air which is usually only associated with products consuming more than twice the amount of energy.

For further information on the ROBUS HELM hand-dryer, please log on to: or call +61 7 38931488.


Stanilite Quickfit LED Exit 75K

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The Excel LED Economy Exit represents outstanding value for single point installations which require the performance and reliability that are the hallmarks of Stanilite fittings, whilst still meeting stringent budget constraints; the Excel LED Economy Exit provides an efficient light source at a competitive price.Featuring LED technology, this fitting incorporates a robust detachable mounting bracket for simple installation and easy maintenance.As you can expect of any Stanilite fitting, the Excel LED Economy Exit comes with high quality electronics delivering class-leading performance and value.
Product Code: PQFLEDS


• Architecturally pleasing slim line design

• Unique steel Quickfit® mounting bracket that provides strength and enables quick and easy maintenance

• LED technology 75,000 hours plus lamp life

• Includes all pictograph diffuser options for single or double sided installation

• High temperature NiCad batteries

• Universal wall/ceiling mounting, can also be rod or wire suspended

• Retrofit capability; fits into any existing Quickfit mounting bracket


  Battery type:   Battery Pack 4 CellAA NiCad 1800mAh
  Height:   212.0 mm
  Lamp lifespan:   50000.0 h
  Lamp power:   3.6 W
  Lamp type:   LED
  Length:   379.0 mm
  Material housing:   Polycarbonate
  Width:   72.0 mm



Wiha Slim Fix 1000 Volt Screw drivers

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Wiha Slim Fix 1000 volt screw drivers are the safe and convenient solution for all electrical applications.Due to integrated insulation the blades are up to 33% narrower allowing effortless access to low-lying fasteners and spring elements found in modern circuit protection equipment. The high quality insulation is moulded directly onto the blade and therefore guarantees safety when working on live equipment up to 1,500V DC/ 1,000 V AC.

To maintain this safety, each Wiha Slim Fix screwdriver is individually tested in a water bath at 10,000 Volts according to IEC 60900:2014.

All stores in our branch network carry the Wiha Slim Fix drivers as part of their inventory.

Product Code: WIH35389


Electrical contractor workshops

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The Electrical Safety Office is holding free electrical safety workshops for electrical contractors.

The workshops have been running across the state from February and will continue throughout the year.

The workshops provide a small group of electrical contractors with the opportunity to:

  • find out how electrical safety is regulated in Queensland
  • learn about electrical safety legislation and the codes of practice
  • gain an understanding of risk management and the importance of developing a safety management system
  • learn what resources are available to assist them with safety
  • meet electrical safety inspectors
  • ask questions about electrical safety and raise any electrical safety issues that are affecting their business.

The workshops will run for two and half to three hours.

If a workshop is fully booked or unavailable in your location, please register your interest to attend a future workshop.


Cabac S-Click Range

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Cabac’s S-click range of 2in1 timer on/off switches and soon to be released dimmer range was engineered and manufactured in South Australia through Cabac’s sister company Hendon Semi-Conductors.We need a technologically advanced timer and on/off switch and dimmer range which was suitable for the rapidly changing energy efficient lighting market in Australia” says Bradley Dowe CEO.

Hendon was ideally suited to develop such advanced technology as they have over 25 Electronic/Design Engineers while the manufacturing facility processes are certified for some of the most stringent quality production processes in the world such as medical, automotive and military.

Hendon was ideally suited to develop such advanced technology as they have over 25 Electronic/Design Engineers while the manufacturing facility processes are certified for some of the most stringent quality production processes in the world such as medical, automotive and military. “This is home grown engineering and manufacturing technology as we are proud to say MADE IN AUSTRALIA”, continues Bradley.

The switch range was designed from the ground up to be suitable for the Australian market conditions and to keep pace with the rapidly changing energy saving drive in the market. The range is suitable for most popular home and commercial applications from LED lighting, traditional lights, fans, bathroom heaters and extractors; pumps and garden features.

“ The list of suitable product applications is quite extensive and Electricians should refer to the in store selection chart to see if their particular light is suitable” says Bradley.The S-Click products are the first to have been designed with extremely low standby power for use with high efficiency low power LED lighting systems. The dimmer range features “Ripple Tone Rejection” – a patent pending combination of hardware and algorithmic firmware calculation technology which minimises lamp flicker when ripple tones come down the line.

They also have Over-voltage, Over-current and Over-temperature protection to suit Australian conditions.

Cabac’s S-Click Smart switch range of switches and soon to be released dimmers are suitable for the most popular range of lighting products and will also retrofit into the most popular existing light switch plates sold in Australia today.


Slim Fix / Soft Finish Xeno Driver 1KV rated

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The SoftFinish® electric Xeno screwdriver is a special VDE screwdriver used to turn terminal screws.

Terminal screws are typically used in switch-cabinet systems and fuse boxes, terminal blocks and relays.

They have a special combination profile and are available as slotted /Phillips or slotted/Pozidriv models.

  Catalogue No   Description   Head Type   Blade length
  WIH35502   Slim Fix Xeno Driver 1KV rated   SL/PH1   80mm
  WIH35503   Slim Fix Xeno Driver 1KV rated   SL/PH2   100mm
  WIH36329   Slim Fix Xeno Driver 1KV rated   SL/PZ1   80mm
  WIH36330   Slim Fix Xeno Driver 1KV rated   SL/PZ2   100mm
  WIH327#1X80   Soft Finish Xeno Driver 1KV rated   SL/PH1   80mm
  WIH327#2X100   Soft Finish Xeno Driver 1KV rated   SL/PH2   100mm
  WIH328#1X80   Soft Finish Xeno Driver 1KV rated   SL/PZ1   80mm
  WIH328#2X100   Soft Finish Xeno Driver 1KV rated   SL/PZ2   100mm


Electricians applaud Workcover changes to Lower Premium Rate

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Master Electricians Australia today endorsed the State Government’s decision to lower WorkCover Queensland’s premium rate, saying it would reduce costs for businesses and secure more Queensland jobs in the electrical industry.WorkCover Queensland now has the lowest average rate in the country, of just $1.20 per $100 in wages, since the change came into effect on July 1.

MEA Acting CEO Mark Dearlove said the Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie’s commitment to lowering the WorkCover premium rate had made Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme the best and fairest in Australia.

“The decision to lower premiums is a boon for Queenslanders as it will reduce business costs and ensure workers continue to receive the best safety protections and benefits,” Mr Dearlove said.

“Queenslanders can still be confident they are covered from the time they leave home for work right through until they return home as protections remain exactly the same.

“Earlier criticism to the changes to reform the Queensland workers’ compensation system were totally unfounded as the premium reductions will directly benefit the majority of WorkCover’s policyholders, and have the positive flow-on effect of easing cost of living pressures for all Queenslanders.”

The change represents an overall 17 per cent reduction for employers and is expected to inject $1 billion back into the Queensland economy over the next four years.

Queensland’s scheme still has the lowest common law threshold of any state at five per cent, other jurisdictions such as NSW, Tasmania and Victoria have thresholds of 15 per cent, 20 per cent and 30 per cent respectively.

Mr Dearlove said WorkCover was a heavy but essential cost of doing business and the Attorney-General’s decision to reduce premiums would simply ease the pressure on business owners.

“We commend the Queensland Government for this cost saving initiative during what has been a difficult time for our industry.”


ACCC Recalls Australia app for iOS & Android devices

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Download the Recalls Australia app on your iOS and Android devices. Get the latest on Australian product recalls on the go!

The Recalls Australia app will help you stay on top of the latest recall information, especially when you’re on the move.

The app provides Australian consumers with easily searchable information on Australian consumer good recalls that are featured on the Recalls Australia website.

So you can: search the Recalls Australia database view detailed information on each recalled product receive notifications when new recalls are announced report products you think are unsafe directly to the ACCC (you can even attach a photo of it).

The Recalls Australia app is available at no cost on both iPhone and Android devices.

Download the iPhone version

Download the Android version

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Schneider OsiSense XMLR

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The newly designed OsiSense XMLR Pressure Sensor by Telemecanique Sensors allows control and visible indication of pressure within hydraulic or pneumatic systems.

It combines intuitive simplicity with high-quality performance to measure pressure within systems.

The swivel and reverse display makes installation easy while the two-push button setup allows for simple configuration.The use of up to three output controls provides flexibility and a fast diagnosis function makes maintenance more straightforward than ever.

With a compact size, pressure ranges -1 to 600 bar, IP65 & 67 degree protection and both analogue and digital outputs, system pressure doesn’t get any easier.

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