Loadshedding Kits

Loadshedding Kits

Load shedding kits are designed to provide backup power during periods of power outages or load shedding. Load shedding is a deliberate power outage implemented by utility companies to balance the demand and supply of electricity during times when the grid is under stress.

A load shedding kit typically includes the following components:

  1. Inverter/UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply): This is the core component of a load shedding kit. The inverter or UPS converts DC power from batteries into AC power to run household appliances and devices. It automatically switches to battery power when the mains power is disrupted.

  2. Batteries: Load shedding kits usually come with one or more batteries to store electrical energy for backup power. The capacity and number of batteries depend on the power requirements and duration of backup needed.

  3. Battery Charger: A battery charger is included to recharge the batteries when the mains power is available. It ensures that the batteries are kept fully charged and ready for use during power outages.

  4. Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS): An ATS is an essential component that automatically detects when the mains power is lost and switches the load to the backup power source, such as the inverter or UPS. It ensures a seamless transition from mains power to backup power without interruption.

  5. Wiring and Connectors: Load shedding kits include the necessary wiring and connectors to connect the inverter/UPS, batteries, and appliances. These components enable the proper distribution of power and ensure safe electrical connections.

  6. Surge Protection: Surge protectors or surge suppressors may be included to protect the connected appliances and devices from power surges when the mains power is restored.

  7. Optional Components: Depending on the specific load shedding kit, additional components such as monitoring systems, remote control options, or solar panels (for charging batteries) may be included or available as optional extras.

It's important to consider the power requirements of your essential appliances and devices when selecting a load shedding kit. Different kits have varying capacities, so choose one that can adequately power the devices you deem necessary during power outages. Additionally, consult with a professional or follow the manufacturer's guidelines for proper installation and usage of the load shedding kit.


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