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Load Shedding Solutions

Load shedding is a cost-effective, emergency rotating method of energy distribution that has been quite helpful to ease the problems of lack of power generation South Africa is facing from time to time. Eskom developed this method to prevent blackout scenarios building a “power reserve” for critical moments. While the power generation is stable, electricity distributors are requested to route a fraction of their power load that is non-critical. The received loads are used afterwards to provide energy to all clients equally. Load shedding may continue in south Africa for an unspecified time period and it is vital that you implement  an effective load shedding solution for your home or business. 



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Now stocking a range of DC to AC inverters which convert 12 Volt Deep Cycle battery power into 220 Volts, bringing load shedding solutions to Durban, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and nationally. These inverters enable you to operate essential home or office appliances during load shedding or power outages.

These appliances would include PC’s, telephones, credit card machines, televisions, DSTV, low wattage lights etc etc.

We have various affordable combo options available on standard and UPS type inverters, depending on your budget and power requirements.

Contact Mark at Battery Buzz Cape Town on 0746405490 and Bruce or James at Battery Man Pietermaritzburg on 033-3457288

 

Load shedding is a cost-effective, emergency rotating method of energy distribution that has been quite helpful to ease the problems of lack of power generation South Africa is facing from time to time. Eskom developed this method to prevent blackout scenarios building a “power reserve” for critical moments. While the power generation is stable, electricity distributors are requested to route a fraction of their power load that is non-critical. The received loads are used afterwards to provide energy to all clients equally. Load shedding may continue in south Africa for an unspecified time period and it is vital that you implement  an effective load shedding solution for your home or business. 

Load shedding solutions

Load Shedding SolutionsLoad shedding solutions could be through two different energy sources of emergency power devices. The so-called UPS units or diesel generators. The first load shedding solution, which stands for Uninterruptible Power Source, are power generator sources that  are on hold either connected to a system of batteries or flywheels/supercapacitors. This web of devices already have a respectful amount of energy stored and when the main power source gets out of capacity, the UPS instantaneously starts working, providing power, which will be enough to trigger a standby power source to start working, giving time to auxiliar power sources start working.

load shedding solutionsMeanwhile, the diesel generators provide a reliable power source to be used for years in a row and is also a very effective load shedding solution, and they are essential for many industrial manufacturers because of the cost-saving benefits when the companies do not have to shut down and stop its production due to lack of power. These generators are quite simple, economic because they require much less fuel than other generators and are also safer than many generators of this kind due to the fact diesel is less flammable, so they can be used in several different big companies and institutions like hospitals, datacenters and such, where a reliable power source is more than essential.

Load shedding times

load shedding solutionsThe load shedding distribution however works under a strictly scheduled program and is used during limited periods, as well as they follow a criteria to ensure that all customers get access equally and you are informed in advance when you would require load shedding solutions. Currently, the load shedding schedule is implemented in three different stages and each load shedding stage has different amounts of energy routed. 

These implementations will happen during the period of 5AM to 9:30PM. Lack of power peaks might happen however for up to 2 hours and a half and this is when load shedding solutions are required.

Load shedding stages

  1. Load Shedding Stage 1: up to 1000 MW of the national load shedding is used
  2. Load Shedding Stage 2: up to 2000MW
  3. Load Shedding Stage 3: up to 4000 MW of the national load shedding

Load shedding tips

  1. Always watch the news to know if load shedding is active and what stage of load shedding your area is in.
  2. If you are effected, refer to the load shedding schedule to see what time the electricity in your are will be cut off. 
  3. Check that your appliances are charged before load shedding.
  4. Plan ahead to ensure that cooking and bathing is done before your are is effected by load shedding.
  5. Ensure you have an effective load shedding solution in place.

Load shedding solutions in South Africa require a proactive approach. The schedules are available on the Eskom website. Unfortunately load shedding seems like it will continue for a while and its best to be prepared. Fortunately, there are load shedding solutions in Durban and other cities readily available.

Most homes have precious appliances that can be destroyed because of power interruptions. Not the mention the inconvenience it causes. One load shedding solution in South Africa that will never let you down is our DC to AC inverters. Having this device means you will be protected from power outage while being able to continue with your day to day life. You do not have to tolerate darkness anymore because affordable resources are available.

 

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