1. Jamie McKane

    You have to take responsibility for your own electricity future in South Africa

    You have to take responsibility for your own electricity future in South Africa South African consumers and businesses must take control of their own energy future as they cannot rely on the government and Eskom. This is the view of energy expert and EE Business Intelligence managing director...
  2. J

    Western Cape - Possible Electricity Scandal

    Hi Guys I am no sure if this is the correct place to post this, but there seems to be a scandal going around municipalities within the Western Cape and is flying low under the radar of many South Africans. My parents had their electricity meter replaced in 2014 by a city of Cape Town...
  3. T

    120VAC 60Hz 130W

    Hey guys, So when it comes to electricity I'm half retarded, so please help me out :) My wife decided to buy a vacuum sealer from Amazon and it came with a USA 2 flat pin plug. The specs at the back says 120VAC 60Hz 130W What adapter/converter would be required to power the sealer up without...
  4. B

    4 Power Lines on a pole.

    Hello MBB forums. This may seem like a very random Questions but it is bothering me. So in 3 Phase power the phases after the load = a net voltage of 0 Therefore there is no need to run powerlines back to the power plant (Halfing the number of cables needed) BUT while traveling through the...
  5. RedViking

    How to choose the right generator for loadshedding in 2019

    Read more here: https://www.htxt.co.za/2019/03/18/how-to-choose-the-right-generator-for-loadshedding-in-2019/
  6. M

    Am I Being Charged Too Much For Prepaid Electricity?

    Hello all, We live in a 2-bed sectional title in Lonehill, Johannesburg. We have a prepaid electricity meter. From what I've read, prepaid electricity is charged on a sliding scale and should be least expensive on the first of every month, but it seems this does not apply to us! No matter...
  7. saynothing

    Change of ownership Pre-paid meter

    Hi guys, hope you can help shed some light on this matter. 2 years ago we bought a house that has a pre-paid meter, the problem is the meter is in the previous owner's name & refuses to talk to us. We would like to move the meter onto our name but have no clue how to do this with him...
  8. S

    Airtime / electricity vendingcompany which provide API for Android / iOS integration

    Hi All Please recommend company providing airtime/electricity prepaid vending services API for integration into Android / iOS application. Good backend will be plus. Thank you
  9. M

    Is it still possible to get a prepaid meter from Tshwane?

    I want to install prepaid meters at units that I'm renting out, but I'm unable to determine if the city still provides this? I've contacted three different sub-metering companies who tell me that the municipal-direct meters are no longer available and that sub-metering is my only option. I...
  10. Newsfeed

    Price of electricity in South Africa should be lower than 50c per kWh

    Price of electricity in South Africa should be lower than 50c per kWh The price of electricity should not be higher than 50c per kWh, and unless Eskom makes this happen, they are in for a fight.
  11. K

    Prepaid Meter Installation - Duplex

    Hi, Here's the situation. I live in a duplex, where the owner receives a electricity bill and he splits it up between us, which is unfair in my opinion. I now wish to get myself a prepaid meter. However, if I am not mistaken, it's not allowed to have 2 meters on one property. Is there any...
  12. D

    Help with static electricity

    In my office I'm not sure why but I seem to be constantly getting shocked by static electricity. This is pretty unusual for Cape Town. While I can deal with a bit of pain from time to time I'm really worried about my equipment. :mad: I have a CoolerMaster HAF case with a 1500W power supply -...
  13. J

    Fridge keeps tripping the house - What to do?

    I recently bought a second-hand fridge from a family member and it was working on the day it was delivered to me (This family member would also not sell me a faulty appliance). However, when I plug the fridge in the entire house trips. Now the house that I stay in has been converted into a...
  14. N

    Prepaid Electricity- Am I paying too much? R100 for 44.10 units

    Hi Guys I recently moved to a complex in Benoni. The complex is with Ideal Prepaid. For R100 I get 44.10 units. Is this right?
  15. Zoomzoom

    What realistic and affordable alternatives are there to off-set electricity bills?

    I'm trying to find a less expensive alternative to off-set electrical bills. Advice given is ALWAYS to the more expensive, and more out of reach "Replace all appliances with more efficient models' yeah right *falls on floor laughing* so HAPPY you have the spare cash to just go out and...
  16. Zoomzoom

    Solar Panels instead of Solar Geyser?

    Anyone tried this? http://geniusconcepts.co.za/solar/ seems a lot cheaper than a solar geyser to install and kind of the 'best of both worlds'. thoughts? input? experience? better options?
  17. F

    Tumble Dryer Electricity Usage - How to compare between 2 dryers.

    Hi, I have been looking into buying a dryer for a little while now and have not been able to extrapolate the real electricity usage between dryers. For example the a C rated dryer costs about R2800 while a B rated dryer costs around R7000. How to view realistic energy costs between the two...
  18. S

    City Power prepaid rates for 3 phase residential connection + smart meter

    I recently moved into a new place with a prepaid meter, and the electricity recharges are ridiculously high compared to what I was paying at my old place. The old place had single phase electricity and one of the old prepaid meters (i.e. not smart). My prepaid recharges in September/October...
  19. Kevin Lancaster

    South African academic in electrical energy from waste breakthrough

    South African academic in electrical energy from waste breakthrough Andre Strydom from the University of Johannesburg is part of a team which has discovered a rare-earth compound that creates new possibilities in generating electrical energy from waste heat.
  20. K

    I know how to get rid of Load Shedding.

    We are all sick of load shedding... all these schedules to keep up with and being without power for 2.5 to 5 hours in a single day just sucks. I can't imagine the loss for businesses. So, how can this be fixed? Well, let us first identify the main problem why "Load Shedding" does not work...