In South Africa our buildings are usually circuited in either three- or single phase electricity.
Single phase electricity is connected at 230 or 240 volts via 2 wires, active and neutral, and is found in most residential settings. Single-phase distribution is used when loads are mostly lighting and heating, with few large electric motors, thus the expected output is rather constant with very few ‘surges’ in usage expected.
Selecting a single phase or three phase system all depends on the power needs of a specific application. Your electrician will be able to make appropriate recommendations for the maximum efficiency and cost savings for your particular project. Either way, a well designed unit will ensure a reliable and robust power distribution.
These are our Reliable Prepaid Single Phase Meter Options: