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International Women in Engineering Day 2021

International Women in Engineering Day 2021

Women have slowly been making their mark and taking up space in a sector that was previously male dominated. According to the Stats SA 2013 gender report, “both years women were far less likely than men to work as artisans and operators” when comparing occupational distribution of women and men in 2001 and 2011.  “According to labour data released for the second quarter of 2017. Women fill 44% of skilled posts‚ which includes managers‚ professionals and technicians” notes Statistics SA.

CBI launches new Astute Range of IoT smart products

CBI Astute Range global connectivity

CBI-electric: low voltage’s newly launched Astute Range of Smart IoT products can be used in residential, commercial, agricultural and light industrial applications to remotely switch geysers, lights, underfloor heating, pool pumps, etc. via the CBI Home App.


The Astute Range currently includes the Astute Smart Controller (ASC), the Astute Smart Isolator (ASI) and Astute Smart Plug (ASP), with more products in the pipeline for this range.  The Astute Devices are energy monitoring, scheduling and control switches with both load management and automation capabilities.  

CBI celebrates long service awards and retirements

CBI had the privilege of honouring employees at CBI’s annual Service Award and Retirement functions.   Service awards show recognition and appreciation for employees' commitment to the company, as well as reward employees for loyalty.


Women's Day Event 2020

CBI-electric: low voltage hosted its first ever Women’s Day Event to celebrate our PHENOMENAL WOMEN.


EBM – Class 1, single and 3 phase energy meters

CBI Metering products Class 1 EBM

The energy broadcast meter (EBM) is a class 1 billable meter. The meter is available in a single and three phase variation. Power consumption is indicated via a 7-digit tamper-proof counter showing kWh consumption and a red LED, pulsing at 1000 pulses per kWh. The meter has an IP54 (outdoor) rating. The EBM operates at a nominal current of 5 A and is rated up to 80 A. The units are produced in 120 V/ 60 Hz or 230 V/ 50 Hz derivatives.

CBI-electric supports Jozi FM initiative for Mandela Day

As part of our Mandela Day 2019 campaign, CBI-electric: low voltage has donated electrical protective devices in support of Jozi FM's initiative of building a computer lab for the Soweto Red Cross in Rockville. The Soweto Red Cross was nominated to benefit from proceeds made during the 2019 Party4Life event. Party4Life is an event created to celebrate Jozi FM CEO Mpho Mhlongo's birthday.


CBI-electric launches a remote actuation unit

With the introduction of renewable energy into the main stream market and the drive for higher data performance of systems, companies are looking to exploit the enabling possibilities of DC power.  These developments in technology and increased DC power usage require dedicated DC protection equipment.


CBI-electric assists Customers with Auto Load Shedding

CBI-electric has, for a number of years, developed products that contribute substantially towards the efficient use of electrical energy. Products such as energy management devices and automatic load shedding devices, now have renewed significance as they have been developed to enable end-users of electricity to themselves manage their own power usage. Automatic load shedding maintains consumption below maximum demand, thereby saving penalty charges.