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Is South Africa’s Power Grid Going to Collapse? A Total Blackout Survival Guide

Is South Africa’s Power Grid Going to Collapse? A Total Blackout Survival Guide

With South Africa grappling with the current electricity crisis, the question of a total grid collapse haunts the country’s businesses, households, and industry specialists. Read the rest

How to Extend the Life of Lithium Ion Batteries

How to Maximise the Lifespan of Lithium Ion Batteries

To energy enthusiasts and savvy tech adopters, the switch from conventional lead-acid batteries to lithium-ion batteries can feel like hopping off a rickety ox-wagon and climbing aboard the sleek Gautrain. Read the rest

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Renewable Energy Solutions

A Climate Crisis Beckons: Your Carbon Footprint Matters

You might not see it in your morning toast, but your daily energy usage – from toasting bread to taking a hot shower – contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. These are a major driving force behind the current climate crisis. So how does this relate to your carbon footprint? The more energy you consume, especially from fossil fuels, the larger your carbon footprint. Read the rest

surge protection for homes and businesses

The Importance of Grounding and Surge Protection in South African Homes and Businesses

If you’re a South African homeowner or business owner, grounding and surge protection should matter to you. Yes, we’re talking about a topic that might not be the most glamorous, but it’s crucial to the safety and functionality of your electronic devices. Let’s learn about what grounding and surge protection is and why it is so important for South African homes and businesses. Read the rest

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Harnessing the Power of the Sun with Solar Batteries

In an age of darkness, at least for South Africa, the sun-loving population does what it can to reduce the burden of load shedding and carry on with their lives as normally as possible. How are people doing this? By installing home solar systems to avoid black-outs as much as possible.

Enter the solar battery. This nifty technology is becoming a norm in South African houses. Read the rest

Home Inverter

What Are the Benefits of Installing an Inverter in Your Home?

South Africans are no strangers to stage 6 load shedding, and many people are searching for ways to power their homes without the help of the national grid. Read the rest

UPS Benefits

Why Use a UPS? Find Out the Benefits

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is an essential piece of equipment for any business or home that relies on computers, servers, or other electronic equipment to function. Read the rest

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What Are the Advantages of Using a Voltage Stabilizer for Your Home and Business?

Voltage stabilizers are a vital component of any home or business electrical system. Read the rest


How Does a Pure Sine Wave Inverter Work?

Pure sine wave inverters are a reliable and affordable option for powering your electronic equipment.

If you’re in South Africa and in need of an electrical device that can convert direct current (DC) electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity for your electronic equipment, a pure sine wave inverter may be the perfect solution. Read the rest

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Why is a Surge Protector Necessary During Power Outages?

A surge protector will help protect your devices from dips and surges. For example, spikes occur when Eskom switches the power back on, and these spikes can damage your electronic devices. Read the rest