Electotech offers various electrical services and can identify and diagnose all types of electrical faults whether domestic, commercial or industrial. Whether you have an issue with damaged plug sockets or faulty wiring on your lighting circuits, you can rely on us to find the source of the fault quickly and efficiently. Once the fault has been identified, we can advise you on the best course of action and then carry out any necessary repairs.
We have a variety of off-grid and grid-tied solar power systems that are designed to save you money on your electricity bill and protect you against load shedding and power failures.
Electrical Certificate of Compliance (COC)
By law, all electrical installations and repairs must comply with the code of practice SANS 10142 for the wiring of your property.
Childproof Electrical Outlets
PLC, VSD and Motor Control
Diagnosis and Repair
Emergency Lighting Design
RCD Testing, Safety Switches, Testing & Tagging
- Large scale fixtures and fittings
- Install – lighting, sockets & switches
- Mains electricity feeds
- Distribution and circuit protection
- Exterior power supplies
- Security lighting
Bramley / 163 Units
- Supply cables to unit DB’s
- Distribution board wiring
- Wire and install light circuits and light fittings
- Wire and install plug circuits and socket outlets
- Wire and install stove circuits and stove, oven and hob
Do we charge a call-out fee?
Yes, we charge a call-out fee. The fee is based on how far we need to travel and include the first hours of labour. Feel free to call or email us should you need a quote or more information about the call-out fee.
Should I convert my home’s power system from electricity to solar?
Solar power is a renewable resource that will never run out—and will ultimately save you money in the long run. Once solar panels are installed, they create no noise or air pollution and are low maintenance. While solar panels require a significant initial investment, they are a cost-effective, long-term solution for sustainable energy production. Contact Electotech for a free solar consultation. Learn whether a solar conversion is the right choice for you!
What’s the difference between a three-pronged plug and a two-pronged plug?
The third prong on a plug is a grounding prong. Two-prong receptacles do not have the same level of grounding as a three-prong device. The third grounding prong provides additional protection to the electrical system, the item plugged in, and you from electrical shock.
What does “grounding” mean?
When you use an electrical appliance, the current flows from your service panel to the device. A grounded wire gives the unused electrical current a safe way back to the service panel so there’s no danger in the event of a short circuit.
How do I reset my breaker when it has tripped?
First, you want to disconnect any devices that may have caused the breaker to trip and overload. Breakers are mechanical devices so they must be turned completely off before turning them back on and may require several attempts before it works. If this does not work, then chances are you have a much more serious problem so you need to call Electotech.
What's the difference between an industrial and commercial electrician?
Industrial electricians are basically commercial electricians who primarily work in factories, manufacturing plants, mines, etc. As commercial electricians, they use a three-phase power set-up; however, instead of running MTC or MC cable, they mostly work with RMC conduit that powers motors and instrumentation or control circuitry.
How does a solar geyser work?
The heating up of a geyser accounts for a good chunk of a homes energy use, on average about 40% – 60% of your electricity account is contributed to your geyser.
Solar Water Heating is about as green as hot water can get and is an excellent clean energy source: its fuel, sunlight, is limitless, free and emits nothing when converted into energy.
What is the difference between direct or indirect solar water geyser?
- Direct – The water moves through the solar collector and then directly into the geyser with the assistance of electrical pumps and controls. If not, it can be done via a natural thermosiphon
- Indirect – Unlike the direct solar water geyser, the indirect solar water geyser has a solar collector that transfers a heat transfer fluid such as antifreeze. Thereafter, the antifreeze flows through the heat exchanger, which is surrounded by water. The water receives the heat from the antifreeze (but never mixes with it).
What's the difference between a residential and a commercial electrician?
As the name implies, residential electricians work in residential spaces like homes, flats etc. Residential homes mostly use single-phase power supplies – 120 or 240 volts – run Romex cable, and wrap their wiring in sheathed insulation that is generally hidden from view. This helps minimize exposure and damage to the wires, as well as protect homeowners from accidentality touching the wires and being exposed to electrical shock.
Commercial electricians work in offices, shops and stores; usually installing power outlets and lighting. Their wiring typically follows a three-phase approach, with two smaller “legs” running one voltage and a larger “leg” running a higher voltage. Depending upon a business’ power needs that could be 120 volts/208–240 volts or 277/480 volts.
Commercial wiring also tends to remain exposed, although it usually is run inside conduit for protection. In other words, unlike residential wiring that runs in rafters and behind walls, commercial cables may run along the exposed sides of ceilings and walls so it’s easier to access should walls need to be moved or shopfitting is done.