Legrand wireless chargers for mobile devices for quick charging in all environments

Legrand’s wireless chargers for mobile devices have been designed to make life easier in a busy world – either at home, in the office, or when travelling.

These wireless chargers, with advanced technology, are ergonomic and functional, with versatility for use without cables in all environments and adaptable for specific needs.

According to the Legrand design team, all a user has to do is place a compatible mobile device on the wireless stand and it will automatically start charging. There is no longer the concern about a flat battery and being out of reach.

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This practical system has a slim design for installation on a horizontal furniture surface like a kitchen counter, entrance hall dresser or bedside table, or it can be discreetly built into furniture, or flush mounted on a wall, to enhance the décor of the room.

With this convenient charging system, it is not necessary to search for the right cable or an available socket.

The only requirement is the smartphone must be equipped with a QI-standard induction charge receiver. This global standard now guarantees compatibility of all smartphones with induction charging and ensures the user has the best of the technology, without any connection constraints.

Legrand’s wireless chargers are not only designed to charge a smartphone wirelessly, but a second device – a tablet, power bank or another mobile phone – can be charged simultaneously, by using a cable in the integrated USB port.

This practical system has a slim design for installation on a horizontal furniture surface like a kitchen counter, entrance hall dresser or bedside table, or it can be discreetly built into furniture, or flush mounted on a wall, to enhance the décor of the room.

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For total mobility, Legrand designers have made sure these robust wireless chargers can be used inside and outdoors. Not only are these robust devices shockproof, but also weatherproof and can withstand the demands of busy public places like airports, hotels, bars, restaurants, libraries and waiting rooms. They are also suitable for outside areas like patios, or areas near a swimming pool.

For total mobility, Legrand designers – which are cognisant of the need for easy access to energy at all times - have made sure these robust wireless chargers can be used inside and outdoors.

Not only are these robust devices shockproof (IK8) but also weatherproof (IP66) and can withstand the demands of busy public places like airports, hotels, bars, restaurants, libraries and waiting rooms. They are also suitable for outside areas like patios, or areas near a swimming pool.

Legrand’s commitment to the local market encompasses the launch of the latest products to ensure South African consumers are able to keep abreast with the latest global trends.

These new wireless chargers are available throughout the country from Legrand and its extensive distributor network.

 

 

Legrand Environmentally Friendly Transformers

Legrand’s extensive range of products and systems for electrical installations and building infrastructures encompasses cast resin transformers, designed for low environmental impact.

Legrand’s energy efficient cast resin transformers, which efficiently transfer electrical power between two different voltage systems, at the same frequency, are manufactured according to stringent quality and safety specifications. These transformers have no risk of insulating fluid losses and are a low fire hazard - even in harsh environments, like on the mines and in chemical and petrochemical plants.

Other advantages of these transformers are significant savings on electricity costs and minimal energy waste. This compact system has also been designed for easy installation and low maintenance requirements – no oil changes or periodic oil purifications are necessary.

The absence of flammable insulation liquids, the use of self-extinguishing materials exempt of toxic gas emissions, reduced noise levels and low electromagnetic emissions, ensure enhanced environmental protection in all sectors.”

Legrand’s standard distribution transformers have rated power between 100 and 3 150 kVA, primary rated voltage up to 36 kV and secondary rated voltage up to 433 V. Special transformers have rated power up to 17 000 kVA. The variable impedance level selection enhances the options on the fault level requirements and various tap settings are also available.

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The Legrand's energy efficient cast resin transformers efficiently transfer electrical power between two different voltage systems, at the same frequency, are manufactured according to stringent quality and safety specifications.

Unlike oil transformers - cast resin units, with reduced overall weight, size and dimensions - can be installed inside commercially occupied buildings. Civil costs are reduced, as there is no need to cater for oil containment bunions. This means optimum flexibility of the location in any installation. Because no cooling fluids are necessary, maintenance costs are also minimised.

These transformers have features for enhanced efficiency and optimum safety. Rubber inserts alleviate the transmission of vibrations between core and windings, also reducing operating noise levels and absorbing thermal expansion of components. Sockets on the MV side adapt the primary voltage to the mains, which can be set with the transformer switched off.

Class F insulating material, at 155°C, allows for a temperature rise of 100°C and the epoxy resin insulation means low maintenance. The carriage of these units, which allow safe movement, is pre-equipped for the mounting of IP reinforced enclosures.

Accessories include thermal sensors or thermistors, electronic units for temperature control and forced ventilation systems to increase transformer power in temporary overloads or at high environmental temperatures. Legrand can also supply MV terminations for plug-in connections, surge arrester kits and anti-seismic supports. Various enclosure options are available, with different degrees of protection against the environment, as well as for human protection.

Legrand transformers are enhanced by the Zucchini busbar trunking system which provides synergy for a direct connection. These busbars are available in aluminium or copper.

Legrand offers a technical advisory service on which transformer and busbar trunking system provides the best solution for every specific application. in the distribution of electrical power, energy co-generation, rectification and traction.

 

Price Increase January 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

I would like to begin by expressing my sincerest gratitude for your valued contribution to business this year. It is also pertinent to mention our thanks for your commitment towards Legrand and for being such loyal partners. Your feedback and support are undoubtedly very important to us and we trust that we have met your expectations this year so far in both customer service and support.

Indeed, we never like to compose such notices. However, we pride ourselves on being one of the few manufacturers, who in fact maintained a consistent pricing for almost the last two years.

Nevertheless, due to the volatile exchange rates, and increase of raw materials over the last 24 months, Legrand will increase its prices across the board by 9%.

This increase will be effective from the 2nd of January 2018, allowing us to inform our customers in advance for preparation.

Please be assured of our best attention at all times, and should you have any concerns; feel free to contact any member of the Legrand family.

My best wishes and support for the remaining of the year.

Johan Bosch
General Manager

Legrand's Ysalis range of switches and sockets has been well accepted by the local market

Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets, which were launched in South Africa at the beginning of the year, have been well received by the local market.

Feedback reveals that style, convenience and energy saving are key features that add to the popularity of this new range.

Ysalis - designed for new and existing installations -provides easy control of lighting and fans and accommodates current and new RSA standards for local plugs. Ysalis is easily adapted to suit European two pin socket appliances. 2400 mA intelligent USB technology provides fast charging of two devices, with balanced load sharing. Universal dimmers control incandescent and halogen loads, as well as LEDs and compact fluorescent lamps. This range is also fully compatible with Legrand trunking systems.

White or champagne coloured cover plates, which are slim and curvy shaped, enrich the décor of homes and offices. Switches can be fitted with fluorescent indictors for improved comfort and safety in the dark.

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The modular design of the Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets allows the user to change connection functions, as well as colour of the plate at any time.

Electrical installers are impressed with these compact mechanisms, where there is more space in the back box for easy wiring. For improved safety, a spacer separates high and data currents. Installation is also effortless. Data sockets are fitted with tool-less connectors, eliminating the need for punch down tools.

The modular design allows any configuration of Ysalis to be adapted to suit present and future needs. With this system, it’s not necessary to damage the wall to increase, remove or change the number of lighting points or connections – the same box and support frames are used to accommodate all modifications.

Various modules are available - from one to three modules, up to six modules – with double or triple pole switches.

Legrand’s commitment to its local customer base encompasses the ongoing launch of products to meet exact market requirements. Ysalis wiring devices suit standard market segments looking for sophisticated, yet affordable fittings, with safe and reliable control features.

Ysalis is available throughout the country from Legrand and its extensive distributor network, as well as in in pre-packed kits from Builders Warehouse outlets.

 

Legrand's new Neat Novo complete carephone for the elderly

Legrand’s portfolio of integrated healthcare solutions for the elderly, encompasses a range of alarm and call systems, designed for safe and reliable use in private homes, retirement villages and nursing homes, as well as healthcare and assisted living facilities.

Through joint venture agreements with Neat – global leaders in telecare technology – and Call4Care – providers of emergency response services - Legrand now offers advanced telecare solutions for the elderly in South Africa.

A conventional panic button system, without two-way communication, is often not sufficient in a crisis. The newly launched Novo carephone system’s dependable alarm button and powerful, clear sound, enables quicker assessment and easier handling of any emergency situation.

Advanced Novo digital carephones have been developed by Neat for easy integration into a private home or other elderly care establishments. This system, which is easy to install and operate, improves safety, ensures peace of mind and makes life easier for the elderly, their families and caregivers.

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Legrand’s newly launched Novo digital carephones have been developed by Neat for easy integration into a private home or other elderly care establishments. This system, which is easy to install and operate, improves safety, ensures peace of mind and makes life easier for the elderly, their families and caregivers.

Novo carephones are used in conjunction with Smile waterproof portable radio transmitters, which are small, well designed devices, that are easy to wear as a pendant or bracelet, enabling the wearer to trigger an alert from anywhere in their home.

In the event of a fall, or any emergency situation, a light touch on the red alarm button of the radio transmitter automatically contacts the Call4Care emergency call centre. A clear voice connection with a trained care operator is immediately established, who quickly assesses what is needed and reacts appropriately.

The Novo digital telecare system is a completely new intelligently designed end-to-end digital concept, where the interior and exterior features optimise all functionalities for high quality care.

These flexible devices have three possibilities for communication - IP, GSM and analogue. A built-in, high power speaker and sensitive microphone ensure exceptional acoustics for both parties during an alarm call. Battery back-up maintains functionality for speech alarms and digital supervision for up to 450 hours.

To ensure an efficient, uninterrupted service, configurations and regular software updates, with latest improvements and functionalities, are carried out remotely.

The response centre is operated 24 hours a day on the Legrand NEAT call management system by Call4Care’s highly trained team.

Legrand’s range of Neat customer-specific solutions extend from dependable carephone systems, to advanced accessory systems with radio transmitter add-ons and the latest software solutions.

 

Legrand announces winner of the Ysalis lucky drawn competition held in conjunction with Builders Warehouse

Legrand has announced the winner of the Ysalis lucky draw competition that was run on Facebook recently.

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Jayson Gough (left) hands over a R5 000 Builders Warehouse voucher to André Nel, winner of Legrand’s Ysalis lucky draw competition

André Nel has won a R5 000 Builders Warehouse voucher for his ‘selfie’, which was taken in front of Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets at the Strubens Valley Builders Warehouse outlet.

Legrand’s Ysalis range – known for energy saving, enhanced aesthetics, safety and reliable control - is now available in pre-packed kits from Builders Warehouse outlets around the country.

 

Legrand's new Classe 300X13E video entry system for the highest levels of security in modern living

Legrand’s new Classe 300 connected video door entry system has advanced design features, coupled with the latest technology, to offer the highest levels of security control in modern living environments.    

The Classe 300X13E video internal unit, with integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, a smartphone and a dedicated App, ensures every installation is totally automated and easily managed, either from inside the home, or at a distance - even from another country.

According to the Legrand design team, all functions in the installation connected to the 2 wire video door entry system can be controlled by a smartphone. With the dedicated BTicino Cloud and remote connection, users can manage calls, open the gate, activate internal and external cameras, operate lighting and control timed actuators of a sprinkler system.

The compact Classe 300X13E video internal unit has a wide 7” screen display and is available in a light or dark finish, with a modern glass effect. It can be wall mounted or rests on a table on a supporting frame.

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The Classe 300X13E video internal unit, with integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, a smartphone and a dedicated App, ensures every installation is totally automated and easily managed, either from inside the home, or at a distance - even from another country.

 

Functions are activated by means of touch sensitive keys to control the main video door entry functions. Tactile guides for easy recognition include a door lock release, camera activation, favourites for configuration and a hands free communication facility.

This system, with Wi-Fi connectivity integrated in the video internal unit, does not require installation complexity and configuration needs no IT skills. Once the Wi-Fi connection on the home network is activated and the configure key is pressed, the Door Entry App will search for the Classe 300X13E and will automatically connect and self configure.

The video internal unit transfers all configuration of the 2 wire video door entry system - cameras, door locks and activations - to the App and updates automatically after each modification.

The user interface is designed with the most commonly used functions on the home screen. These include app settings, camera display, door lock management and call home directly. It is also possible to display the mobile devices associated to the video internal unit and disconnect or cancel these at any time.

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Legrand’s new Classe 300 connected video door entry system has advanced design features, coupled with the latest technology, to offer the highest levels of security control in modern living environments.  

Intuitive access to all functions include allowing access to visitors, answering calls, adjusting screen settings and changing rings tones. To see what is happening outside, it is easy to look at pictures from the external pushbutton panel camera or from the camera connected to the system. Users are able to communicate with other rooms of the home, or other homes and can mute sound when necessary. An answering system function records film clips of visitors and also allows outgoing messages to be recorded.

It is easy to update and replace an existing outdated internal unit or video internal unit with Classe 300, without the need for extra wiring – as long as there is Wi-Fi connectivity. The 2 wire technology of this system is also suitable for renewing the entire system.

In a nutshell, the smartphone is an inter-communicating terminal with the video internal unit. This system, which is supported throughout the country by Legrand, gives users the flexibility to answer the video door entry system from any room of the home, while in the office and even when away on holiday. Users can also open gates, activate cameras, operate lighting and control sprinkler systems.

 

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Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets are now available in pre-packed kits from a leading hardware retail chain – Builders Warehouse.

According to local homeowners who have selected Ysalis fittings, the charm is in the stylish design of each device. Slim, curvy shaped plates - available in white and champagne - enhance the décor of any room and also provide easy and convenient control of functions like lighting, fans, air-conditioning and the television.

   
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Legrand’s Ysalis switches and sockets are now available in pre-packed kits from a leading hardware retail chain – Builders Warehouse.

Ysalis sockets accommodate current and new RSA standards for local plugs and are easily  adapted to suit European two pin socket appliances. 2400 mA intelligent USB technology provides fast charging of two devices, with balanced load sharing.

Legrand notes that the modular design allows any configuration to be adapted by changing the connection function and colour of the plate at any time. With this system, there is no damage to the wall to increase, remove or change the number of lighting points or connections – the same box and support frames are used to accommodate all modifications.

In a nutshell, the new affordable Ysalis range boasts advanced features for energy saving, enhanced aesthetics, safety and reliable control.

 

Legrand launches Nuvo intelligent sound system for digital music with exceptional sound quality

Legrand’s new intelligent Nuvo sound system solutions have been designed for access to a limitless gallery of music, with exceptional sound quality, that would be impressive to any composer of the music resounding throughout the home.

The Nuvo sound system is easy to create and customise - even for technologically challenged music lovers. This system is made up of audio Hi-Fi components, where the player amplifier is connected to a Wi-Fi certified router, or with wires to the home LAN network. At the push of a button - through a high quality digital signal flow - music is streamed from various online options, or accessed from a personal music library. This system is easily expandable by adding Nuvo Players to other zones, so there is different music blaring from various rooms in the house.

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Legrand’s new Nuvo intelligent sound system has been design for simplicity, accessibility to all music, high sound quality and installation flexibility.

The Legrand Nuvo Player App allows system configuration and management of all functions through a Tablet or Smartphone. This App automatically downloads favourite music and artists for fast, easy browsing.

The in-wall keyboard controls functions like play, pause, volume, mute and track skip for quick and simple management of every audio environment. Even better is the added flexibility and easy control of the in-wall touchscreen. The P30 is a fully functioning seven inch Android tablet that provides seamless control of the Legrand Nuvo Player system.

The Nuvo system has the flexibility of three installation solutions – the wireless audio system and the wired system, or a combination of wired and wireless systems to provide the highest level of design flexibility.

This discrete wireless audio system - with a slim, compact design - has three available options. A player amplifier with a 40 Watt, 120 Watt amplifier, or a pre-amplifier player, that transforms an existing audio system into a performing Nuvo system. Bluetooth aptX ensures high fidelity streaming playback from personal devices and a USB port and line-in input are used to add new audio sources to the installation at any time.

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The Nuvo P4300 Professional Series Player- the latest generation in the series - provides high quality audio to three independent zones.

Legrand’s wired audio system, which can be expanded via the wireless system, is a professional solution for sound systems in rooms fitted with a LAN network.

These 3-zone players have a compact design for rack installation in a single module and are available in two flexible options – 3 x 40 Watt or 3 x 100 Watt players. USB port and line-in input are used to add new sources and line in/out per zone add power in the open spaces.

Every player amplifier combines a user’s favourite digital contents, including online services and personal devices, in a single access point. Tabletop speakers and a player portfolio sound bar and subwoofer, enhance flexibility of this system to meet all sound requirements. With this system, users can create the ultimate audio experience, with four listening modes for movie, music, voice and night.

Nuvo high performance loudspeakers up to 120 W are manufactured from quality components to ensure sound excellence. Series 2 speakers, with silk dome tweeters and Polypropylene woofers, are recommended for areas where a balanced sound, with moderate volume levels, is needed.

Series 4 loudspeakers have aluminium tweeters and glass fibre woofers for sound clarity, while Series 6 Titanium speakers, with Carbon fibre woofers, provide maximum power handling and ensure dependable sound performance for large areas of the house.

Legrand’s loudspeakers are designed for effortless flushmounting installation in ceilings, in plasterboard and brick walls, as well as in floors and cupboards. 4 mm thick finish grids adhere to the loudspeaker through magnets along the external frame.

All Legrand systems are enhanced by a comprehensive solutions-based service that also encompasses technical consultation and system support.

 

Legrand completes DIY and retail offering with launch of HPM every day lighting and ventilation products

Legrand has extended its range of DIY products to incorporate new everyday electrical components, including lamps, worklights, wall fixtures and pendant fittings, as well as extractor fans.

“Feedback from home enthusiasts indicates a need for safe, affordable and reliable light fittings, that are easy to install,” states Johan Bosch, general manager, Legrand SA “The HPM range, which adheres to stringent quality and safety specifications, meets all requirements for home lighting, including energy efficiency, flexibility and enhanced aesthetics.”

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HPM lighting devices encompass LED worklights and floodlights, as well as wall fixtures and cylinder, round and square pendant fittings. Lamps with cool or warm illumination, are available as dimmable and non-dimmable options.

Ventilation systems in this range include square and round extractor fans for installation on walls or ceilings.

The newly launched HPM DIY lighting and ventilation range completes Legrand’s extensive DIY portfolio, which also includes security products, switches, sockets and plugs, boosters, chargers and extension outlets. Also this range are MCBs, distribution boards and mini trunking.

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The newly launched HPM DIY lighting and ventilation range completes Legrand’s extensive DIY portfolio.

Legrand has recently introduced an interactive online and printed DIY guide for end users and retailers. This efficient product manual - where HPM, Arteor and Ysalis pre-packs have a one part number – ensures easy product identification and alleviates the complication of constructing modular systems.