What do I use?

Power Problems are so varied but let me see if I can point you in the right direction.

Power Outage/Black out/Power Failure

When there is no power – you simply need to generate power. The products to use in this event are:-

  • Solar Power
  • Wind Power/Turbine
  • Generators – Petrol/Diesel
  •  Long Run-Time UPS’s

Voltage dipping or surging for long periods.

You can identify this type of problem by looking at your lights. Do they go dim or excessively bright and stay there for a while. (this could be seconds, hours or even day’s)

The solution here is to use:-

Three Phase Problems

there are a number of problems that can occur on three phase supplies.

  • one phase dropping out – use a phase protection relay
  • phases the wrong way around – use phase rotation protection

 Surges/Spikes/Transients

There are many products on the market to address these problems. These products start at a R30-R50 surge plug that you can buy at your supermaket.

To cut a very long story short – the proper solution for this type of problem is the product called a SineTamer.

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)

Before you can say that you have this kind of a problem you need to actually put a line/power monitor on your line and actually verify that it is in fact the problem. Just because the solution to this problem is pretty expensive.

We have a product called the Lineator to address this problem.

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