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Battery Backup Solutions

AWPower's Battery Backup Solutions

AWPower has a variety of battery backup and loadshedding solutions. Our Power Boxes have been widely sold and are known for their no-nonsense value for money, providing a low-cost battery backup solution to power WiFi, a TV, one or two PC/laptops and some LED lights. The Power Box is portable and simply plugs into your wall socket, it is a great entry-level plug-and-play solution. Our DB connected battery backup solutions are more powerful and capable of powering more than just the basics during a loadshedding period. They consist of batteries, a wall-mounted inverter that is connected to the building DB.

Our systems (available via below button) are for buildings with single-phase electricity. If your building is three-phase, you will need to get in touch with us for a tailored solution. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

A common request that we get from clients is that they want to go “off-grid”. What these clients often don’t realise is that going off-grid means to have absolutely no grid connection. Often what they are looking for is in fact increased grid-independence. Installing a battery backup solution for times of load shedding will bring you some grid-independence as you will be less affected by events on the grid.

To find out more about going off-grid and grid-independence go to our off-grid solar PV.

Get in touch with us via email ( or phone (0861-111-601) for guidance in finding the best battery backup option for your needs.

We will ask you for a list of all the equipment or loads you would like powered during loadshedding and for a photo of your DB if you are thinking of going for a DB connected solution.

Yes, all of our loadshedding solutions will automatically turn on when the grid goes down with no manual intervention needed.

Will the batteries recharge fully between loadshedding periods?
The Lithium-Ion batteries in our battery backup solutions are capable of being recharged within 2 hours. The Lead-Acid batteries will take a little longer to recharge fully from empty, around 3 hours. This means that up to level 4 loadshedding the batteries will be able to recharge sufficiently between loadshedding periods. Above level 4 loadshedding, you may need to add some battery capacity to the system.

These solutions are not accepted for solar integration in the City of Cape Town municipality. If you require a system that has the potential of including solar panels in the future then please get in touch with us for a quote (

When it comes to the batteries in a battery backup system, Lithium-ion batteries are recommended over Lead-Acid (or deep cycle AGM) batteries. Although Lithium-ion batteries cost more than Lead-Acid batteries initially, the lifespan of a Lithium-ion is around 10 years while a Lead-Acid has a lifespan of around 3 years, with some only lasting 2 years. This means you will have to replace and buy new Lead-Acid batteries every 2 to 3 years. Over the estimated 10-year life-cycle of the Lithium-ion battery (and they usually last longer than this), you would have to replace the Lead-Acid batteries at least three additional times before replacing the Lithium-ion battery once. Because of this, Lithium-ion batteries will actually work out to be cheaper in a 10-year period, and not to mention the hassle of having to replace the Lead-Acid batteries so often. But, if you are only looking for a short-term solution, then Lead-Acid batteries could be a good choice for you.

Option 3 of our Battery Backup PDF has Lithium batteries while the other options use Lead-Acid batteries.

If you are unsure whether your building has single or three-phase electricity, you can send us a photo of your building distribution board (DB) via email (

From our first meeting with the representatives of AWPower it was an absolute pleasure doing business with them. They guided us through the process in a very professional way always putting the well-being of the client first.

Their final presentation to the Pinewood stakeholders was of an exceptionally high standard. Their workmanship, supervision of workers and the administration are of equally high standards. I will definitely recommend them to any prospective client.
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Pieter Janse van Rensburg
Pinewood Village Operations Manager

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