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We are a privately owned, electrical contracting business focussed on the supply of safe, professional electrical services. Targeted at domestic and commercial clientele, Xtreme Electrical has a proven track record and excellent reputation. New electrical installations, consulting, design, audits, repairs and maintenance... No project is too big, small or too challenging for our highly experienced, team. We look forward to being of service to you. Please feel free to browse our website to read more on our expert electrical workmanship.


All of Xtreme Electrical's installation vehicles recently underwent a "facelift" with eye-catching, new branding. The design and concept was the creation by the design team from CORPSERV and the vinyl application completed by Sharpline Signs. We aimed for a clean, corporate look, using mainly our trademark orange and black colouring.

The result...a striking and bold creation that is bound to be noticed on our busy roads.



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We are confident we can conquer almost any issue in this industry. In keeping with this mission, we offer a wide variety of services.

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We have electricians ready and waiting for your requests. We have experienced artisans and apprentices that are very knowledgeable in their field.

Our estimators and project managers work well and are in constant communication with our clients to ensure they are well informed of the progress of each project. If there’s a change that needs to be made, contact your project manager and we’ll take care of that as well. Are you being pushed to move up your completion date? No worries, just contact your project manager to discuss your options.

No job is too big or too small, as we treat each project with the same meticulous attention to detail. We’re not just your typical electricians, we’re Xtreme Electricians!

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Prevent electrical problems before they become a problem.

Without proper maintenance, your electrical systems can fail.

Don’t be left without lights & power in your home or business.


Xtreme Electrical  has been a family owned business from the beginning. The foundation of our company is based on our belief in the values of integrity, commitment, pride in our work and personalized customer service to each client. Many of our existing customers have been with us from the beginning due to our values and principles.

Our employees enforce our commitment of personalized customer service by providing a positive, pleasant, professional, quality customer service to each individual. Every client is treated with gratitude for awarding Xtreme Electrical the opportunity to service their needs in all areas of the electrical industry.

We are dedicated in keeping our electricians trained in all aspects of the rapidly changing electrical industry to ensure we can service our customers with any electrical issues they may experience, and get the job done right the first time. The xtreme team provide the expertise you need to guarantee that your electrical installation is according to the code and will operate properly. Our team is highly accustomed to working in occupied spaces and are known for their courteous and professional personality.

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A photovoltaic system, also solar PV power system, or PV system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics.

Going solar has a wide range of benefits and whether it’s economic, environmental, or personal, all of these benefits are fuelling the South African solar power boom.


1. Reduce your electric bills

Electricity costs can make up a large portion of the overall budget for your home, business or organization. With a solar panel system, you’ll be generating power over your system’s 25-30 year life cycle. Even if you don’t produce all of the energy you consume, your utility bills still will be much smaller. Either way, you’ll be saving a lot of money.

2. Earn a great return on your investment

Solar panels need to be seen not as an expense but as an investment that pays handsome returns often challenging those of more traditional investments such as stocks or bonds. Substantial savings as well as the potential in some areas to generate revenue result in Return on Investment (ROI) of 20% or more, making solar one of the best ways to invest your money.

3. Protect against rising energy costs

Because energy prices can be unpredictable, they make managing your budget very difficult, especially for businesses or homeowners whose cash flow changes from month to month. By making these costs more predictable, solar power systems have the added benefit of improving a home or business owner’s expense management capabilities.

4. Increase your property value

Early studies have found that buildings and homes equipped with clean energy systems have higher property values, selling twice as fast over similar homes in the same area. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installation into consideration as they value the home at the time of a sale. As appraisers and consumers become more educated, homes or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will be more in demand and may even get even a higher premium.

5. Boost South Africa’s energy independence

Solar energy is a pathway to achieving energy independence from coal and a viable solution to our growing energy crisis.

6. Create jobs and help your local economy

Studies predict the clean energy sector will generate over a million ‘green’ jobs over the next 10 – 15 years. Because these jobs tend to be higher paying and sourced locally, they represent a significant contributor to our economy.

7. Protect the environment

Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for close to 35% of all carbon emissions and going solar can decrease that number significantly. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate 3-4 tons of carbon emissions each year—roughly the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.

8. Build your brand, demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility not only tie to an organization’s culture and values, they also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that “green” credentials are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improved business results.

9. Increase employee morale

Just like consumers, employees have a demonstrated appreciation for their employers’ commitment to operating responsibility. Employees share in the success and contributions of their organizations. When they feel good about where they work, they are more engaged, have higher levels of morale and lower turn-over rates.

10. Stay competitive

Companies quickly are realizing the social and economic benefits of adopting solar power. As early adopters pull ahead of the competition, many companies are exploring solar power as a way to keep up.

1. What are the household’s energy requirements?

Take out past electricity bills and look for average usage. You want daily usage, so if your bill doesn’t show a daily average, just divide the monthly or annual average by 30 or 365 days, respectively, to determine your daily average electricity usage. Your answer will be in kilowatt-hours (kWh). (And just in case you are wondering, a kilowatt-hour is how much power you are using at any given time multiplied by the total time the power is being used.  If you run a 60w bulb all day, you’re using 1,440 watt-hours or 1.4kWh)

2. What is the target daily average?

Solar panels don’t operate at maximum efficiency at all times.) Weather conditions, for example, can temporarily reduce your system’s efficiency. Hardware issues can also cause the system to produce less energy than expected. Experts recommend adding a 25 percent “cushion” to your target daily average to offset such inefficiencies.

3. How many hours of sunlight can you expect in your area?

The peak sunlight hours for your particular location will have a direct impact on the energy you can expect your solar system to produce. Divide your daily kWh requirement by the number of daily peak sunlight hours. This gives you the amount of energy your panels need to produce every hour in kilowatt-hours. Multiply this number by 1,000 to convert your hourly power generation need to watts.

4. How many panels would provide my target hourly wattage?

Here’s where panel quality makes a difference. There’s tremendous variation in solar panel capabilities and performance. PV solar panels (most commonly used in residential installations) come in wattages ranging from about 150 watts to 345 watts per panel, depending on the panel size and the cell technology used to manufacture the modules. Divide your home’s hourly energy requirement by the solar panels’ wattage to calculate the total number of panels you need. Do this for a high-wattage panel option and a lower-wattage option to establish a range that will set your expectations realistically.

This will give you the ideal number of panels for your electricity generation needs. Next, a professional installer needs to assess your roof architecture, angle to the sun and other factors to see if and how you’d be able to physically arrange that number of panels on your roof to achieve your daily energy production goals.









Power quality is an issue that is becoming increasingly important to electricity consumers at all levels of usage. Sensitive power electronic equipment and non-linear loads are widely used in industrial, commercial and domestic applications leading to distortion in voltage and current waveforms. Improvement of PQ has a positive impact on sustained profitability of the distribution utility on the one hand and customer satisfaction on the other.

The vast majority of power quality issues experienced by industrial customers can be attributed to sags, harmonics, and transients. However, several other power quality conditions can also disrupt processes and equipment, such as swells, undervoltages, overvoltages, interruptions, DC offsets, notching, noise, voltage fluctuations, and frequency variations.

 Solutions exist for all of these types of conditions, but the biggest step that needs to be taken to reduce the capital and operational expenditures that are a direct result of power quality is to have the capability to measure, detect, and visualize your power quality events and conditions. Power quality monitors are similar to energy monitors in that they measure voltage and current. However, there are much higher processing and computational requirements in order to detect, capture, and measure power quality events that can be of high frequency and sub-cycle duration. Moreover, in order to plan mitigation strategies, visualization software is necessary to view waveforms and analyze the captured data.

 An orthopedic surgeon is unlikely to take any kind of action without taking an X-ray first. Similarly, in order to know the correct power quality mitigation actions to take, proper measurement is required. Power quality events can last microseconds and happen sporadically, but these same events can be extremely detrimental to the reliability of production. To “prescribe” a solution, the complete picture is required.


Infrared technology is a powerful tool that can be used to detect thermal anomalies in electrical systems. While loose connections are the most commonly detected thermal exceptions, overloaded circuits, open circuits and other electrical defects can pose a great of threat to the safety and reliability of electrical systems. Learning to recognize the significance of abnormal heating and the ramifications it has on the operation of an electrical system, legitimizes the use of infrared technology as part of an advanced inspection system.

Infrared thermographers are therefor now key players in the electrical maintenance industry and Xtreme Electrical is proud to offer infrared thermography as part of their services.





Xtreme Electrical is dedicated to ensuring that reliable, efficient and safe power is available when it’s needed most. With unparalleled knowledge of electrical power management across industries, experts at Xtreme deliver customized, integrated solutions to solve our customers’ most critical challenges.

Our focus is on delivering the right solution for the application. But, decision makers demand more than just innovative products. They turn to Xtreme for an unwavering commitment to personal support that makes customer success a top priority.






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Q.) When is it time to call an electrician?
A.) When you are resetting circuit breakers or earth leakage units.. When you turn on your air conditioner and the lights dim in the room. When your lights flicker or go on and off. When you can smell electricity burning. When you have six electronic devices going into one outlet in back of your electronics center. When you have receptacle outlets overburdened by multi-plug strips. When a three-prong plug needs a two-prong adapter. If you have to run extension cords to plug in electrical devices.

Q.) How much electrical work should I attempt on my own?
A.) At the present time most states allow you to do whatever you want in your own home. But, doing electrical work yourself is dangerous and could result in costly repairs as well as making more problems within your home’s system. How much are you willing to risk to save money?
There is a reason why it takes so much training to become an electrician. Do not make a mistake by taking electricity lightly, even the smallest job could be a safety hazard. Why take a chance. Get a professional to do this work. In case of damage or fire caused by work done, the  insurance will not pay, they will only if the work is done by a licensed Electrical Contractor. You should check with your Insurance Co., and they should sign a document or something to this effect to acknowledge this this.The most dangerous time is when you tell yourself. This is easy. I can do it myself. Why should i get an electrician? Then, when you don’t remember where all those wires went or your hair is standing straight up, you say to yourself, “Well maybe we better call someone to straighten up this mess.”
Now it will cost you double what you thought you were going to save in the beginning.

Q.) How do I reset my breakers?
A.) Turn the breaker completely off and then completely on. Some breakers will look like they are not tripped, but could be in the neutral stage, which still does not allow them to function as if they were completely on. A way to help determine this, is to turn every breaker completely off and then on.

Q.) What is a surge protector and should I get one?
A.) Surges are created by lightning or from the local power station. Sometimes, a surge of electricity can flood out to the residents from the power station. A surge protector helps to protect your electrical devices from a power surge. Usually, surge protectors are used for electronic devices such as computers and flat screen televisions. If you appreciate your electronic devices and want them to perform efficiently without having to worry about replacing them, you may want to consider protecting your devices with a surge protector.

Q.) There is a humming noise coming from my panel. What does this mean?
A.) This could be the result of a defective breaker. Replacement should be immediate as this defective breaker could cause serious harm to electrical components.

Q.) Why is a breaker in my panel hot to touch?
A.) This overheating is a serious defect and could cause arcing in the breaker. It should be immediately replaced.

Q.) What does it mean when my fluorescent lights are flickering or cycling on and off?
A.) Flickering may indicate impending bulb failure, minor power fluctuation, and/or improperly installed bulbs. Cycling on and off is usually a clear indication of ballast and/or bulb failure. It is recommended when replacing ballast to replace bulbs as well.

Q.)Can I change an existing switch to a dimmer switch?
A.) Yes. We will match the specific dimmer to the lights in your home. There are different bulbs required for specific dimmers. Such bulbs include incandescent, CFLs and LEDs.





Just a few years back if you asked someone if they had a generator, you would have been laughed at. But now owning a power generator has become something of a necessity since almost all the activities of our day-to day life depend on some electrical appliance or the oter and we just cannot manage to put things on hold due to a power outage. Generators are a blessing when there is a power outage or failure. Imagine spending hours stuck in an elevator or holed up in darkness on a stormy evening. In places where there are no power lines.