Living in a Singapore HDB flat

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As a Malaysian, I grew up living in landed property houses; we are lucky in the sense where we have more land area for the individual to enjoy. Why do we love landed property so much? Well, you can easily associate the lifestyle of living in landed properties with building your control panel with single of double deck terminal blocks. Let me show you why.

Landed property

Landed Property

Like terminal blocks, if you have the luxury of a large panel space, single feed trough or double deck terminal blocks are definitely your choices. The reason is the same, be it living in a single story or double stories houses, we get the luxury to enjoy how easy to access our own parking spaces and not to forget the additional room for privacy. Being able to terminate your cables to single deck terminal blocks makes your work easier without confusion. Not forgetting that you will be able to individually label your terminal block; imagine how neat your cable termination will end up.

Living in a landed property, I can renovate my house as and when I like. I don’t have to worry if I have caused any disturbance to my neighbours. Same goes for terminal blocks. If you have single deck terminal blocks in the panel, as and when you would like to do modification; you just do it without affecting other signals.

The list of benefits will go on, we have to admit that there are many benefits of living in landed property houses. However, we need to face the facts. Even in the urban areas in Malaysia, there are many people struggling with the space issue. If nature took away our luxury of enjoying space, does this means we need to suffer from now on? Not necessary.

I was introduced to HDB (Housing and Development Board) flats when I came to Singapore. As we all know, Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world where 5.6 million people are sharing a 719km² piece of land. Living in Singapore, you will definitely have to forgo your luxury to enjoy space. However, there is always a brighter side to things!

To my surprise I actually love my life living in a HDB flat. Let me associate living in HDB flats with our multi-level terminal block – PTRV and PTMC so you understand why.

HDB Flats

HDB Flats

Despite the fact that I have limited space, things are much cozier for me and the satisfying feeling of “less is more”. With 3 of us in a family, living in a 3-bedroom house is just perfect. There is not too much to worry about keeping tidy or how many bathrooms to clean; everybody just have to play a minimal part to help maintain the flat. To explain this same “Just nice” feeling, let me set you an example. When you’re having a 1mm² cable, terminating it to a 2,5mm² terminal block size will be overkill. That just means a waste of real estate. However, if you terminate the same 1mm² cables to a 1,5mm² terminal block; it fits just right, with a little to spare!

Living in a flat doesn’t mean I have to forgo my parking space or personal space, HDB still offers private parking areas and private open areas! In a HDB flat, each of the levels has a private small area where it is just nice for you to put some plants or your shoe racks without disturbing your neighbor. Just like our multi-level terminal blocks (PTRV and PTMC) also offers individual test holes for testing. By saying this, you are still able to individually test your connections without disturbing other signals that are connected below or above.

PTMC marshalling patchboard

PTMC marshalling patchboard

PTRV marshalling patchboard

PTRV marshalling patchboard

Even when we are sharing the same block with 50 other neighbours; to reach home is simplicity itself, thanks to the lifts service in a HDB flat. Individual housing address allows us to identify our unit easily. It helps even more when we have our gate painted in a different color. Same goes to Phoenix Contact PTRV and PTMC terminal blocks, each of the levels comes with individual labeling, color coding and slanted design so you are able to locate the terminals easily when you do installation.

PTMC with colour palette

PTMC with colour palette

PTRV 8 marshalling connectors

PTRV 8 marshalling connectors

Despite the different interior designs of each individual unit, HDB flats are not just uniform in look externally yet serve a uniform purpose; to provide shelter and a comfortable abode.

PTMC Quattro (Four) or Hexa (Six) Connectors

PTMC Quattro (Four) or Hexa (Six) Connectors

The PTMC has a straight block design while offering quattro (four) or hexa (six) connections.

PTRV-4 and PTRV-8

PTRV-4 and PTRV-8

Whereas, the PTRV has a sloped design and offers either 4 or 8 levels.

There’s always a solution for everything. Giving up space doesn’t mean we have to give up on flexibility or privacy. Phoenix Contact PTRV and PTMC terminal blocks are your ultimate solution to enjoy flexibility while having your space issues resolved!

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