“Domestic Consumer” means a consumer occupying a private dwelling, which is not used as a hotel, boarding house or used for the purpose of carrying out any form of business, trade, professional activities or services.
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50Hz ± 1%
|High Voltage & Extra High voltage||Medium Voltage||Low voltage 400/230V|
|3 phase configuration||3 phase configuration||3 phase 4 wire system|
|Solidly earthed or impedance earthed||Solidly earthed or impedance earthed||Neutral point solidly earthed.|
|Overhead lines and underground cable are used extensively for high and extra high voltage distribution||Overhead lines and underground cable are used extensively for medium voltage distribution||Mixture of overhead lines and underground cables and aerial insulated cables.|
Here are the maximum fault levels for various voltage systems:
|System||Short circuit rating|
|275kV||40kA, 3s (50kA, 1s for substation adjacent to Power Station, or within 500kV substation)|
|132kV||31.5kA, 3s (40kA, 3s for substation adjacent to Power Station, or within 500kV/275kV substation)|
The electricity supply and installation practices in Peninsular Malaysia are governed by:
Electricity Supply Act 1990 - Act 447
Licensee Supply Regulations 1990
Electricity Regulations, 1994
Occupational, Safety & Health Act 1994
Malaysian Standard MS IEC 60364 Electrical Installation of Buildings
Electricity Supply (Amendment) Act 2015 [Act A1501]
Electricity (Amendment) Regulations 2013 P.U.(A)151
Electricity (Amendment) Regulations 2014 P.U.(A)73
Electricity (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2014 P.U.(A)136
Supplies to domestic premises are given at single phase 2-wire or three phase 4-wire. However, the actual supply voltage provided depends on the magnitude of your load requirements.
|Low Voltage||Medium voltage & high voltage|
|Single-phase, two-wire, 230V, up to 12kVA maximum demand||Three-phase, four-wire, 400V, up to 72kVA (100A) maximum demand||Three-phase, four-wire, C.T. metered, 400V, up to 1000kVA maximum demand||Three-phase, three-wire, C.T. metered|
Voltages other than the above classifications cannot be provided by TNB. However, you may opt to make your own transformation arrangements where necessary.