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  • Be aware, make the right choice!

    There are many sub-standard electrical products and services on offer to South African individuals and organizations, usually at lower prices than those that meet safety and functionality requirements. The blatant flouting of regulations applicable to many of these products and services is one issue. The danger that these offerings pose to users is of much […]

  • This product is unsafe! “Goldstone” label

    This product is distributed In South Africa under the “Goldstone” label. It fails the following regulatory tests: SANS 164 – 1, SANS 164 – 2 and SANS 164 – 6. Collectively, the consequences are possible loss of proper electrical contact, possible damage to the pins of the inserted plug and possible exposure of a live plug-pin, leading […]

  • This Product is Unsafe! Multiplug Adaptor

    This product is distributed In South Africa under the “Goldstone” label. It fails the following regulatory tests: SANS 164 – 1, SANS 164 – 2 and SANS 164 – 6. Collectively, the consequences are possible loss of proper electrical contact, possible damage to the pins of the inserted plug and possible exposure of a live […]

  • This Product is Unsafe! Wall Socket

    This product is distributed in South Africa under the “Yigni” brand. The design and manufacturing of some of the internal components, that are not visible to the buyer or user, can result in arcing, temperature rise and fire. This product does nor pass the following regulatory test: SANS 164-1 and SANS IEC 60884-1. This instance […]

  • This Product is Unsafe! Extension Lead

    This extension lead has recently been available on the South African market. It displays no evidence of it having been tested or approved for sale, as required be South African law. When examining the core wiring of the electrical cord. it appears to be copper, a good conductor of electricity and likely to meet the […]

  • This Product is Unsafe! Plug

    This product has been freely available in the South African market, distributed by a major retailer. It displays an SABS test report number, implying its conformance with regulations. Yet, it does not pass the SINGLE POLE INSERTION TEST (Protection against electrocution) required by the regulations. Consequently the plug can be inserted as illustrated, quite possibly […]