Power supply considerations

  • Equipment connected over the nbn™ network will not work during a power blackout.
  • The emergency telecommunication systems you install must take into consideration the potential effects of a power outage at the premises or in your local area.
  • Emergency telecommunication systems must continue to operate during power outages for a minimum prescribed time. For example, emergency lift phones should continue to operate for a minimum of 2 hours after a power outage.
  • Emergency telecommunication systems that operate over the nbn™ network should also be connected to secondary communications technology such as a mobile network connection. Your lift emergency phone and/or monitored fire alarm should automatically operate via the secondary communications technology during a power outage that affects the nbn™ network.

nbn have further information on power outages and the nbn™ network.

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