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If You Think Load Shedding Is BAD…?  WAIT !

If you think Load Shedding is BAD…? WAIT !

Load shedding is on us in a big way.  However, a larger, more insidious threat lurks.  Grid reliability. This is SA's BIG problem for the…

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The Forgotten Infrastructure: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

The forgotten infrastructure: Out of sight, out of mind

Businesses invest large sums of money in standby and emergency power sources. Very often, however, this expensive infrastructure fades into the background and is largely forgotten.

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Winter Is Coming – Time To Upgrade And Service Your UPS

Winter is coming – time to upgrade and service your UPS

“In South Africa, winter is usually characterised by power supply issues. Couple this fact with a power grid that for multiple reasons, is not performing, and questions abound. Will power supply utility companies cope? How bad will the rolling blackouts be? An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems with a reliable battery backup are essential to any business or enterprise with a need to remain productive.”

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No Change In SA’s Fragile, Failure-prone Power Grid In 2017

No change in SA’s fragile, failure-prone power grid in 2017

By Jack Ward, MD of Powermode   The news that Eskom is owed billions of rand by defaulting municipalities has come as no surprise. Neither…

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Battery-powered Device Monitoring Across The Spectrum

Battery-powered device monitoring across the spectrum

Battery-powered device monitoring across the spectrum By Jack Ward, MD of Powermode   Device monitoring – via sophisticated sensors and modern communication systems – is…

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Are You Achieving A Healthy Return On Your Standby Power Investment?

Are you achieving a healthy return on your standby power investment?

Are you achieving a healthy return on your standby power investment? By Jack Ward, MD of Powermode   Faced with an increasingly fragile national power…

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Monitoring Portal Ensures Standby Power Equipment Is Primed

Monitoring portal ensures standby power equipment is primed

Power management solutions provider Powermode has introduced its monitoring portal, which provides real-time feedback on the performance of standby power equipment to prevent power failures.…

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UPS Systems: Threats, Maintenance, Management And Winning Designs

UPS systems: Threats, maintenance, management and winning designs

UPS systems: Threats, maintenance, management and winning designs By Jack Ward, MD of Powermode   Despite Eskom’s pronouncement that ‘loads-shedding is a thing of the…

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Standby Battery Power: How Much ‘petrol’ Is In Your Tank?

Standby battery power: How much ‘petrol’ is in your tank?

Standby battery power: How much ‘petrol’ is in your tank?  By Jack Ward, MD of Powermode   For companies that have installed battery-backed standby power…

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We Expose The Ugly Reality Of Power Unreliability In SA

We expose the ugly reality of power unreliability in SA

We expose the ugly reality of power unreliability in SA By Jack Ward, MD of Powermode   At the recent launch of the Powermode Management…

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Safeguarding UPS Systems From The Most Damaging Threats

Safeguarding UPS systems from the most damaging threats

By Jack Ward, MD of Powermode With the frequency of power outages and the critical nature of South Africa’s power grid, it is important that…

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Power Outages: How Much Backup Time Do You Require?

Power outages: How much backup time do you require?

By Jack Ward, MD of Powermode One of the ways to deal with South Africa’s unstable and unreliable power service is to install an uninterruptible…

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FEATURE: Load-Shedding Solutions

FEATURE: Load-Shedding Solutions

Answers provided by Jack Ward, MD of power provisioning specialist, Powermode 1. What are the leading solutions available for organisations to cope with load-shedding? One…

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Long-run Backup Battery Solution For Retailers

Long-run backup battery solution for retailers

The prevalence of unscheduled power outages, often due to the unreliability or maintenance demands of the electricity grid in South Africa, has exposed one of…

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Load Shedding: When A Generator Isn’t The Answer

Load shedding: When a generator isn’t the answer

Generators are not always the answer to the questions posed by Eskom’s punitive load shedding, says Jack Ward, managing director of power provisioning specialist, Powermode.…

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Load Shedding Inevitable As SA Faces Crippling Power Crisis

Load shedding inevitable as SA faces crippling power crisis

By Jack Ward, managing director of power provisioning specialist, Powermode Eskom has acknowledged the inevitability of load shedding in the coming months due to a…

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