Renewable Resources

Renewable energy sources can be found in sunlight (solar), in the air (wind power), deep underground, in our rivers and in our oceans. These are part of the structure of the planet which means that they are continuously being renewed naturally and cannot be depleted. 

There are five types of alternative energy which is being generated and harnessed naturally (good examples are the sun and waves) which are usually the most sustainable forms of energy. Read the rest

How Does an Inverter Work

Benefits of Using an Inverter During Loadshedding

Having charged batteries at your disposal will prove to be indispensable when the power goes out whether you run a small business or for your home. 

These batteries will produce alternating current to power your office or home so that when the UPS is supplying energy, the batteries will pump DC through an inverter to produce alternating current (AC). Read the rest

What are Vampire Appliances

It is time to slay the vampire – that is, the energy vampire. We talk about energy vampires, but what are they and how do they affect our lives?  

Vampire power is also referred to as standby power, phantom load, ghost load or leaking electricity. This is when electric power is consumed by electrical devices when they are switched off but are created to draw some power when they are in standby mode. Read the rest

Is Surge Protection Neccessary

Electricity moves from areas of high electric potential to areas of low electric potential, travelling from one end of a wire to the opposite end. 

There is one vital job that a surge protector needs to perform, and that is to detect any excess voltage and to then divert the excess electricity into a grounding wire; the very reason why all surge protectors are equipped with a grounding pin (the third prong on an electrical plug). Read the rest