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Sparks Electrical News October 2020 coverIn the October issue of Sparks Electrical News, we look at the real cost of inadequate infrastructure maintenance in South Africa. At its most elemental level the social contract between the state and its citizens requires the former to provide functioning public services and utilities to the latter. Functioning infrastructure is essential for a society to achieve sustainable development given that it provides access to economic opportunities and acts as a catalyst for generating economic growth – which by extension allows for job creation.

Elsewhere in the issue we look at Energy Measurement and Supply, MCCs and Motor Protection as well as Lighting.

Aurora Lighting launches new Bluetooth smart range

Aurora Lighting Group is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new smart lighting range:  Connect.Control. A super simple smart solution, Connect.Control can be used straight out of the box – there’s absolutely no setup required. Operated with Bluetooth technology, users can manage their lighting with just a remote control, an excellent method as it means that whether it’s installed in the lounge, dining room or children’s bedroom, anyone in the household can easily set the lighting to their preference.

Personality of the Month

Jose Carreira from Ptytrade 228, a Boksburg-based electrical supplier, has in the last year brought a wealth of panel building knowledge to the company. With 45 years’ experience in the trade, his expertise in the industry is unrivalled.

ARB celebrates 40 years

2020 marks the 40th year since ARB Electrical Wholesalers was founded by Alan Ronald Burke. Through his innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and unyielding passion for providing customers with exceptional service, the business has grown to one of the largest distributors of electrical products on the continent.

Easy access to electrical box wirings with slim-probe open jaws

When you are measuring current with clamp meters, they are often cumbersome and you run the risk of your fingers touching live wires when opening the jaws, says Ryan Burger, Divisional Product Manager – Tools and Instruments of HellermannTyton. “With the new TBM038F Forkclamp Multimeter, it is much easier and safer as you ‘stab’ the jaws onto the wire.

Buyers Guide

The October 2020 Buyers’ Guide lists manufacturers and distributors of products and services in the MCCs and Motor Protection sector. Download the October Buyers' Guide here.

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Crown Publications, one of South Africa’s largest business-to-business publishing houses, came into existence in 1986. Since then, the company has grown from producing a single magazine, Electricity SA (renamed Electricity+Control), to publishing six monthly magazines, three quarterlies, and a number of engineering handbooks.