Key tips for an electricity project from a reliable industry supplier Megaphase

Electrical projects are often complex and time consuming. The nature of these projects demand experienced expertise, reliable tools and machinery and a strict adherence to projected completion time frames, project specifications and expenditure. Whether you are running a commercial or residential electricity project, there are some tips which will assist you in executing the project with distinction. Here are some of them which have been tested and approved by South Africa’s reliable electrical and mechanical supplier Megaphase and its long list of clients.

Cost of materials

Electricity project material costs can fluctuate over time. It is therefore important that you know the correct and current pricing. This can be achieved by contacting multiple suppliers and finding out possible bulk buying discounts.

Local building codes

It is a common engineering feature that building codes vary from city to city. The implication of this difference in codes is that you may require additional time and materials which will directly impact your budget estimates. It will therefore serve you well by finding out from the local authorities about current copy of codes and further enquire about special permits which may be required.

Grounding and polarisation

It is important to always follow and understand manufacturers wiring diagrams to ensure grounding and polarisation remain intact. Grounding provides a safe path for stray electrical current caused by a fault or other problems in a circuit. Polarisation ensures that electrical current travels from the source along hot wires and returns to the source along neutral wires.

Design and build

When it comes to electrical installation projects, it’s always beneficial to consider a contractor that can not only fit and maintain the installation but design it too.  This way you will not be looking at a dis-jointed approach to your project and can rely on one point of contact to discuss your requirements and project planning.


Always check thoroughly for electrical wiring before cutting into any floor, wall or ceiling. When power tools cut through walls and make contact with electrical lines, which may not be visible, the very act could electrocute the handler of the tool. Be aware of exactly what is where before making cuts.


An electrical checklist is a must have for any electricity project. A checklist ensures you don’t miss or overlook something, only for it to turn out to be the one thing you shouldn’t have missed.

One electrical and mechanical supplier in the heart of Pretoria serving residential, industrial and commercial clients is Megaphase. Megaphase not only sells electrical products but its many years of experience translates into free expert advice and detailed cost estimates on mechanical and electrical supplies for electricity projects.

For enquiries, Megaphase can be contacted on 0128030031.You can also visit our well stocked warehouse at 336 Alwyn Street, Waltloo, Pretoria.


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