Have you been researching Auckland electrical services? If you are seeking a remedy for an electrical issue that has arisen at your home or workplace in this busy coastal part of New Zealand, you might have seen a few pieces of confusing jargon thrown up from time to time.

Allow us to enlighten you about what the following electricity-related terms essentially mean…

ICP Number 

The ‘ICP’ here stands for ‘Installation Control Point’. Any New Zealand property — whether residential or commercial — powered by the New Zealand electricity network will be identified on it by a unique ICP number comprising 15 digits, a mix of letters and numbers.

Kilowatt Hour

How much electricity does your property use? The electricity industry will record the answer as a particular number of kilowatt hours the property consumes per specified duration of time, i.e. per hour or per year. The latter is often used for indicating energy consumption levels of electrical appliances.

So, what is a kilowatt (kW)? That’s a unit of capacity totalling 1,000 watts. A power plant generating one kW of electricity per hour can be alternatively described as producing one kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy.

Earth Pegs

These are installed at properties (to be more specific, typically near their electricity meters) so that electrical faults occurring inside the building are ultimately sent into the ground. As a result, occupants inside the building are protected from electric shocks.

We emphasise that you should avoid touching any earth pegs installed at your property.


Of course, a lot of electricity may run through your home or workplace on a regular basis. However, that ‘a lot’ can potentially become ‘too much’ — and consequently inflict damage to electrical appliances or the building’s internal wiring.

Fortunately, a fuse — a type of safety device — detecting excessive electricity running through it will melt and, in turn, cut off the electricity supply before any of the above-mentioned damage can happen.

Record of Inspection

Once high-risk prescribed electrical work — say, mains work or high-voltage installation work — has been completed by an electrical company as well as checked for safety by an authorised inspector, a Record of Inspection (referred to in shorthand as an RoI) will be issued.

Here at Redline Electrical & Security, we strive to limit the amount of jargon we use when interacting with customers. This is just one of many reasons to consider turning to us as a provider of Auckland electrical services. To obtain a great-value quote for any of these, please phone 0800 733 546.