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Sparks Electrical News June 2018Confusion has surrounded the new compulsory regulations for socket outlets, with feedback from Electrical Contractors’ Association South Africa (ECA) members revealing that there are still electrical contractors who are not sure how to interpret the new SANS 164-2 regulations for socket-outlets. Sparks Electrical News has received queries following an article published in the May 2018 edition on the regulations, which came into effect in January this year, and which state that all socket outlet points for new electrical installations must now include at least one socket outlet complying with the dimensions of SANS 164-2. We approached the ECA for clarification of the regulations.

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Sparks Electrical News May 2018Acquisition of Crabtree

Crabtree South Africa (Pty) Ltd (a Division of Siemens) has concluded the purchase of the Crabtree business and its associated Lesotho operations from Powertech Industries (Proprietary) Limited, a division of Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron).

The Crabtree business, originally established in 1947, named Crabtree South Africa (Pty) Ltd, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens (Pty) Ltd, with the day to day management of the business handled by Electrium Sales Ltd., a Siemens company. Crabtree is one of South Africa’s chief manufacturers of low voltage wiring accessories, cable systems and power cords and predominantly operates within the South Africa construction.

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Sparks Electrical News April 2018

Philips Lighting to change name

Our cover story for this month is the news that Philips Lighting is in the process of changing its name to Signify. “The meaning of our new name fits with our rich heritage as Philips Lighting, extending back more than a century,” explains Philips Lighting, Southern African & Ghana Country Leader, Raja Moudgil. The name also ties in with the requirements of a contemporary and international company with a great purpose: to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.

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Sparks Electrical News March 2018Drones: There is a catch

Dynamic Remotely Operated Navigation Equipment. DRONES. These wonders of technology are systematically entering all facets of industry. Franz Fuls of Compact Aerial Services discusses how electrical contractors can embrace this technology, but also delves deeper into the legal implications set out by the South African Civil Aviation Society and the National Aviation Safety Board. Before you take to the skies, illegally, take note of the risks and possible consequences.

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Sparks Electrical News February 2018Women in Energy

The 2018 Women in Energy Conference will take place on the 19th of February at the Sandton Convention Centre. The aim of the conference, the fourth event of its kind, is to increase leadership and the development of women in the African energy space. The conference offers an interactive hub that enables leading women within the energy sector to network, share knowledge and achievements, and encourage the further advancement of women across all sectors of the energy industry.

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Sparks Electrical News January 20182018: THE YEAR OF THE SMART CONNECTION

Substantial changes have been predicted for those working in the electrical industry in the years ahead. While robotic assistants that can talk to us are still some way from becoming a reality, 2018 will see further technological advances that will profoundly impact the role of the electrical contractor. However, as the industry expands and creates new challenges for contractors, the demand for electricians will keep growing.

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