A local electrical company has developed a product that has the capacity to revolutionise the use of electricity and most importantly save lives.
WWEST (World Wide Electrical Safety Technology Pty Ltd) is an electrical safety innovator that specialises in the research and development of electrical safety technology.
The company was established by local electrician, Wayne Callen jointly with Allan Edwards and Robert Zullo.
WWEST has been developing the Residual Voltage Technology (RVT) for a number of years.
Initially developing a standalone power board style of product, WWEST has refined the RVT to be about the size of a postage stamp which enables it to be integrated in all electrical products from hairdryers and phone chargers to power tools and high voltage electrical infrastructure.
The device has been independently tested by a NATA approved testing agency as a voltage monitoring device and is the only product of its type on market.
The RVT-VMD has been issued a Certificate of Suitability by NSW Fair Trading (CS10890N) and is approved to Australian/New Zealand’s Standard 3100:2017+A1.
WWEST believes that the lifesaving technology, which is more effective than mainstream RCD technology, can be integrated into commercial and consumer electrical products and help save thousands of lives and improve electrical safety.
“This device changes the functionality of a traditional RCD and provides an unprecedented level of safety to electrical applications,” Wayne said.
“The RVT-VMD when coupled with an RCD, enabling it to work in all earthing systems and creating a world-first Class II Rated RCD.
“The RVT-VMD is a disruptive technology that provides a higher reliability than standard RCD’s by duplicating the functional sensing and triggering components, triggering on both half cycles of the AC waveform.”
WWEST has already been successful in integrating the RVT-VMD into major infrastructure organisations including Sydney Water.
The next step for the company is to work with a major manufacturer to develop the product for use into power boards, industrial and household electrical products, renewable infrastructure (e.g solar panels and battery storage units), emergency service and field maintenance vehicles, construction and industrial sites.
“According to electrical safety statistics, about 1,200 electric shocks and 80 deaths occur annually,” Wayne said.
“Independent and extensive testing tells us that the WWEST RVT-VMD has the potential to stop electrocutions and save lives.”
IMAGE | Robert Zullo, Wayne Callen & Allan Edwards – the Founders of Wwest (left-right).