Emergency Power Failure


SGPE provides emergency power failure diagnosis and solutions. Our electricians are licensed by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and comply with all EMA standards.

A power failure, or more commonly known as a blackout, can occur due to a variety of reasons:

Overloaded Circuit

As society increasingly immerses itself in technology, more high power appliances are used, putting a huge strain on our power supply. Consequently, when the power demand on the electrical circuit becomes too much, the circuit breaker trips to break up the electrical flow, thus preventing the overheating of the circuit. However, where repeated tripping occurs despite the reduction in power usage, there could be deeper root causes for your power failure.

Short Circuit

A variation of an overloaded circuit, a short circuit occurs when a low resistance connection is created between two conductors in the electrical circuit. When this occurs, a large amount of current flows through the path of least resistance here, causing a large power dissipation and consequently large heat production. In some cases, the heat is potent enough to cause the wire to explode. Otherwise, similar to an overloaded circuit, the circuit breaker trips to break the flow.

Faulty Circuits Breakers, Switches or Appliances

Wear and tear over time reduces the efficiency of our breakers, switches and appliances, thus impairing their performance. To troubleshoot this issue, do use the circuit breaker to identify which socket switch has caused the power trip. Thereafter, inspect all appliances that were connected to the socket to check for any burnt fuses or exposed wires. If none are found, it may be indicative that the problem lies with your circuit breaker, switches, or wires. At this point, it is advisable to seek an electrical and plumbing services Singapore company to help conduct a breaker box replacement.