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Ecoboxx is a portable solar generator that you can plug multiple electrical powered devices into hassle-free. It's clean solar energy is one of the few clean carbon-free forms of energy available. It’s reliable solar energy can provide energy in times of blackouts or peak usage and in rural areas where electricity is not available, all you need is a sunny spot to charge the battery with solar panels. It’s safe, eliminates the risk of fires and inhalation of harmful fumes.
Ideal for lights, phone and iPad charging.
5W solar panel + stand for daily battery maintenance
2 x 3W super bright LED lights, with independent switches
4 Ah lead crystal battery
1 x USB charging port
Latest battery technology
1 Year Warranty
Dual charging via sun with the included solar panel and via the grid with the AC/DC wall charger (not included)
What can it power?
Led Light - 3W 5V DC 8 Hours
Phone - 5W 5V DC 8 Hours
Tablet - 10W 5V DC 4 Hours
Usb Fan - 5W 5V DC 8 Hours
#InTheNews: No immediate threat of #loadshedding, says Eskom.
Cape Town - The energy grid remains under pressure, but Eskom said there was no immediate threat of load shedding this week.
Spokesperson Andrew Etzinger said power would be constrained “but we’re not anticipating load shedding”. “If we do, however, see a number of our generators fail, the scenario will change and we will come back to the public if we do see a change to the outlook”. Last week, the power utility was under enormous strain with load shedding gripping most parts of the country for six days. It also emerged in Parliament that Eskom was technically insolvent and at its current trajectory would not survive past April.
Eskom said the emergency reserves of diesel and water remained very low.
The utility said it had lost six additional generating units, which had placed additional strain on the system.
Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town urged residents to reduce the risk of nuisance tripping. “This is when the power is restored to an area and fails to come back on in some parts. Residents are encouraged to switch off appliances, including geysers, air conditioners and pool pumps prior to load shedding and leaving one light on to indicate the return of the supply,” said Phindile Maxiti, mayco member for energy and climate change. “We are also continuing our endeavours to become less reliant on Eskom for electricity.”
He said that due to spare generation capacity from the Steenbras Hydro-electric Power Scheme, the City could keep its customers on a lower stage of load shedding.
But the Steenbras scheme is undergoing maintenance until April.
Don’t be caught in the dark! With load shedding across South Africa, it’s best to prepare yourself – and your home. Apart from reducing your electricity consumption & unplugging your appliances when you’re not using them, Schef shares with you useful easy recipes to survive a power outage. No oven or electricity required see recipes on the link in our bio
TAKE PART IN LOCAL LOAD SHEDDING SURVEY
The George Business Chamber is conducting a survey to establish the direct impact of Eskom's load shedding on economic activities in George. This follows after load shedding became part again of the lives of millions of South Africans last week.
Read more on www.georgeherald.com
If your business is being affected by all the load shedding then it may be time to consider an alternative power supply... A UPS or inverter as it is also known as, is an Uninterruptable Power Supply. It is a back-up system that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source or mains power fails.
In simple terms - a UPS will give you uninterrupted power when there is load shedding, allowing your business to continue as per normal.
If you would like us to quote you on installing a UPS system, then please feel free to comment here with your contact number and we will call you back, or you can contact us on 079 498 9637 or e-mail us at [email protected] for an obligation free estimate, where we will always quote fairly and realistically.
With load shedding in full swing and with no clear end to it, a topical thought on everyone’s mind:
Can you, as an owner, install a generator in your home if you live in a Sectional Title Complex?
Well the simple answer is NO
The sectional Titles Act states:
1) An owner or occupier shall not store any material, or do or permit or allow to be done, any other dangerous act in the building or on the common property which will or may increase the rate of the premium payable by the body corporate or any insurance policy ( Annexure 9)
2) An owner shall not use his section or exclusive use area, or permit it to be used, in such a manner or for such purpose as shall cause a nuisance to any occupier of a section. (Section 44 (1) (e))
However, owners can look at invertors as an alternative, which will keep you powered with what you need during load shedding.
For any sectional title, estate management or other queries please do not hesitate to contact us!
⚠️ #SafetyTips ⚠️ Last week South Africa was again plunged into darkness as #Loadshedding affected the nation - an unprecedented Stage 4 was implemented causing mass chaos and frustration.
Loadshedding might be currently suspended but we can never be sure when it may creep up again. To avoid further frustration and to ensure safety during these dark times, here are some tips during load shedding: • Unplug your cables to avoid damage - cables not in use should be unplugged. During an outage switch off and unplug appliances to avoid power surges when the power is restored. • Be vigilant and be careful when using candles and matches - try to rather invest in torches and lamps that can be used during outages, to mitigate a fire risk. • Back up your work when busy on a computer - save your work often and try to back up on an additional external memory source or even on a cloud programme. • Charge your phone and laptop battery full - this is especially important if you need to contact emergency services during an outage. • Always have a battery powered torch 🔦 • Make sure your electric fence and gate have a back up battery - loadshedding schedules are public knowledge and criminals may use these times as opportunities to attack vulnerable houses and businesses. • Your first aid kit should be accessible during a power outage - not in a dark cupboard or locked up. • Be extra vigilant when driving during loadshedding as traffic and street lights could be off. • Make sure you know what zone you are located in and have your loadshedding schedule accessible to plan around these outages.
Load shedding does not stop the T-Rex from solving your plumbing problems.
General Maintenance. Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations. C.O.C Inspections.
Get in touch, leave a message and we will get in touch...and remember small hands make exquisite work. #plumber#capetown#loadshedding#trex
Welcome to the official Instagram account for Holmes Electrical Projects.
Holmes Electrical Projects provides electrical and low voltage systems design, engineering, installation and maintenance for the commercial, industrial, residential and construction environments. We are based in Hillcrest, Durban, with a focus on servicing the greater Durban area and additionally are able to service clients across South Africa.
With 16 years’ experience in the electrical industry, we are competent and confident in all areas of electrical work and in all environments including residential homes, schools, warehouses, restaurants, malls and factories to name a few.
We pride ourselves not only on the quality of our workmanship but also on our honest and reliable approach. All of our work complies strictly with SANS 10142 -1 and you can therefore trust that all work completed by our company will be safe, of a high standard and will meet all applicable legislation and building regulations.
We are equipped to handle large and small projects. You can contact us via phone, email or Facebook for an obligation free estimate, where we will always quote fairly and realistically.
We look forward to working with you.
079 498 9637
(Company Director, Holmes Electrical Projects)
Our Services include but are not limited to, · Electrical compliance certificates
· Generator installations
· Renovations / Extensions / New builds
· Pre-Paid meter installations
· Energy efficiency solutions
· Grid tied / Off grid Solar systems
· UPS / Inverter systems (Regular or
· Electrical engineering services
· Home / Office Automation
· Industrial Automation
· Commercial and industrial wiring & cabling
· Data cabling
· Cable ways of all types (Trays, ladders, baskets, risers etc.)
· Emergency lighting
· Distribution board (DB) upgrades
· Home rewiring
· Suite separations
· 24 HR call out service
Contact us on 079 498 9637 or e-mail us at [email protected] for an obligation free estimate, where we will always quote fairly and realistically.
The ANC is not only killing the lights, but it seems that freedom of speech no longer exists either. You may vandalise billboards that share the true situation that we as South Africans face when it comes to load shedding, but vandalising billboards will not take away from the real facts. The extent of effects that will hit industry and small businesses where every business must cut back on their power consumption, which will be reflected in their production output. Not to mention the effects that this has on the general safety of South African citizens, who must find other means such as making use of candles and torches. These items are kept close at hand to avoid the dangers of living in the dark. However candles are not safe around children and have been the cause of many house fires. Not forgetting that load shedding has a direct impact on the levels of crime. In addition paraffin stoves are often used as an alternative energy source, which is incredibly dangerous.
You as a citizen of this beautiful Nation deserves better, South Africa as a Country deserves better! #electionday#8thmay#democraticalliance#teamonesa#ancmustfall#DAmustlead#loadshedding#letyourvotecount
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