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The Cost of Not Choosing the Right Power Factor Equipment for the African Climate

When investing in Power Factor equipment for your African business, it’s crucial to consider the climate conditions. Failure to do so can result in serious consequences, including equipment failure, and in some cases, melting.

The Effects of High Temperatures

In Southern Africa, outdoor temperatures can reach up to 50 degrees, and inside electrical control rooms, it can become even more intense. Without proper cooling and ventilation, circuits can overheat, and components can melt.

At Optimised Power Products, we ensure that all our equipment has forced air ventilation as standard. For larger units, we fit dual forced air systems, providing your unit with its own air-conditioning system, and preventing any potential melting issues.

The Effects of High Altitude

Most major towns and cities in Southern Africa are at least 1000 metres above sea level, and some are close to 2000 metres. At higher altitudes, the reduced air pressure can cause low-grade capacitors to split open and spill acid.

To prevent this, we only use Vishay High Specification Capacitors, one of the best capacitor brands in the world. Our technology is designed to operate in the demanding climatic conditions of Southern Africa, with units that can function at altitudes up to 2000 metres and temperatures up to 65C.


When choosing the right Power Factor Correction Equipment, it’s essential to consider the Key Performance Indicators. We have compared all the companies available to you, and our technology is superior in every way.

ManufacturerOPP UKDucatiNeptuneNingboElectrica
Maximum Operating Altitude2000 m1000 m1000 m1000 munspecified
Maximum Operating Temp65 c55 c55 c50 c50 c
Forced air ventilationYESNO NONONO
Temperature AlarmYESNONONONO
Works with diesel generators to reduce fuel consumptionYESNONONONO
Guarantee 5 YEARS1 year1 year1 year1 year

Our Power Factor Correction Equipment is the only technology available that works with generators to help you save money on diesel fuel costs. We are the market leader, and our units come with a Full 5 Year Warranty.

Contact Optimised Power Products

Don’t let your business suffer due to subpar equipment. Choose the best technology available to operate efficiently in the demanding climate conditions of Africa. Contact us today to learn more about our Power Factor Solutions.

Why shouldn’t your business benefit from the best technology too?

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