Gianfranco Campetti, a major driving force behind the introduction of South Africa’s new electrical plug and socket standard and a recent guest on TechCentral’s podcast, has passed away.
Podcast | South Africa has a new standard for electrical sockets and plugs. Inventor Gianfranco Campetti has been intimately involved in the process of developing what is known as SANS 164-2. He talks to TechCentral.
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