Documentations and Passport Renewal for Indonesian Maid

Required documents;

  1. Letter authorization – wakil isteri
  2. Marriage certificate
  3. Employer IC copy
  4. Copy of maid passport front and back
  5. Copy of maid work permit sticker
  6. Written info in A4 paper – full address (employer house add and Maid Indonesian house add)

Cost for 5 years passport renewal is RM109.00 as of March 2019. This cost inclusive of Biaya Paspor (RM92.00) and Jasa Ti Biometrik (RM17.00)

After submission (27/3/19) of completed document they will give you a slip with payment proof. They said normally will took around 3 days for new passport collection (stamp collection date which is in 1/4/19).

On the slip is also stated that we can sms to get update on the passport status before come for collection.

In my case it so troublesome – took me almost 3 weeks.

Type of Application: Perorangan Penggantian – Habis Berlaku

Panasonic Inverter Aircond Installation With Wifi Controller

I replaced my old Panasonic Econavi of 7 years old with Panasonic Inverter Aero Series CS U13KVH. I installed it together with Panasonic Wifi Controller CZ-TACG1.

Wifi Controller

I bought the wifi controller because I want to control my aircond from my smartphone and and can get errors notifications or problems with the aircond.

The mobile application allows you:

1) Set Timers
2) Control aircond temperature, switch on and off
3) Monitor the aircond power consumption
4) Monitor possible errors with the aircond

panasonic wifi controller CZ-TACG1
panasonic wifi controller CZ-TACG1

Aircond Installation

panasonic inverter aero series outdoor unit
panasonic inverter aero series outdoor unit
panasonic aircond installation
panasonic aircond installation
panasonic aircond wall mount
panasonic aircond wall mount
panasonic aircond wifi controller embed into indoor unit
panasonic aircond wifi controller embed into indoor unit

Panasonic Aircond Mobile Application

panasonic aircond mobile app
panasonic aircond mobile app
panasonic aircond power consumption
panasonic aircond power consumption

KDK Ceiling Fan Installation in Kota Damansara Selangor

I hired wiring contractor to install 2 KDK ceiling fan at 2 bedrooms at my rental property. The bedrooms don’t have any hook or wiring available.

So the contractor had to install first ceiling fan hook and extend the wiring from the lamp switch.

Current Bedroom Wiring – No Hook Only Lamp

bedroom only has lamp without ceiling fan
bedroom only has lamp without ceiling fan

 

Installation

The installation took around 1 hour from installing new wiring, hook and installing the ceiling fan.

casing installation and ceiling fan hook
casing installation and ceiling fan hook

ceiling fan controller
ceiling fan controller
ceiling fan installation in progress
ceiling fan installation in progress

Ceiling Fan Testing

  1. Test the ceiling fan speed is working by changing from 0 to 5.
  2. Test if off the lamp, the ceiling fan is still working.
  3. Test if ceiling fan is off, you are still able to on the lamp.
  4. Test if all switch is off, everything is off.

You need to do the testing because last time, other contractor made bad wiring where if I off the lamp, I couldn’t switch on the fan.

Installation Completed

Total Cost

Total cost of reposition lamp, adding new ceiling fan hook, new wiring, changing of switch from 1 gang to 2 gang with fan installation is RM115*.

The cost is really reasonable because I got quoted around RM200 before.

*The cost doesn’t include the KDK ceiling fan.

Recommended Wiring Contractor

I’m using Aztech as their work is really neat and friendly too. Last time, the contractor was Pakistani and very rude. I’m not being racist here but just sharing my experience. It doesn’t mean all Pakistani are rude.

Azworld Tech (Azrin) – 0 17-376 0530

  • Appointment on time
  • Expert and reasonable charging

Replace Elba Kitchen Hob Burner

Kitchen Hob Not Working

One of burners of my Elba kitchen hob that I bought in 2013, doesn’t work anymore. It is because a gap between the outer ring and its base.

Last time I did service it to prolong my kitchen hob burner by removing all the dusts inside it.

elba kitchen gas hob model EGH-8903X
elba kitchen gas hob model EGH-8903X
old gas burner - gap between outer ring and base
old gas burner – gap between outer ring and base

The New Burner

I have to buy new burner to replace the old one. I replace the base, outer ring and inner cap.

Actually no need to replace the inner cap because can use the old one but I prefer the burner have the same look and feel as the old burner model is already phased out.

elba kitchen hob - burner base
elba kitchen hob – burner base
elba kitchen hob - outer ring
elba kitchen hob – outer ring
elba kitchen hob - inner ring cap
elba kitchen hob – inner ring cap

The Working New Burner

new gas burner elba
new gas burner elba
elba new gas burner
elba new gas burner
working new gas burner
working new gas burner

Elba Burner Price

elba burner price
elba burner price

Where To Buy Elba Burner

You can also ask for delivery with minimum delivery cost.

Anyway the front service desk is very bad. Haha better just ask for delivery.

Exact Quality Sdn Bhd
Lot 13, Jalan E1/5, Taman Usaha Ehsan,
52100 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-6286 9000 I Fax:  03-6286 9004
Operation Hours: 08:30 am to 06:00 pm
(Monday – Friday, except Public Holiday)

Email: eqservice@fiamma.com.my

Panasonic Premium Aero Series Inverter vs Daikin Smarto Premium Inverter Air Conditioner

My master bedroom Panasonic aircond of 7 years broke down. I tried to repair it several times but it kept giving me problems. So I decided to buy new one.

Choices of Aircond

I have 2 aircond to consider as replacement:

1) Panasonic Premium Aero Series Inverter 1.5HP R32 gas (Model: CS-U13VKH)

panasonic aircond CS-U13VKH
panasonic aircond CS-U13VKH

2) Daikin Smarto Inverter 1.5HP R32 gas (Model: FTKH35A)

daikin smarto FTKH35A
daikin smarto FTKH35A

Aircond Considerations

For the aircond, my major considerations are:

1) Reliability

I have 2 Panasonic airconds based on my experience it is reliable doesnt give much problem. Only thing I expect that my Panasonic could last at least 10 years unfortunately only for 7 years.

At same time, I have 2 Daikin airconds so far I cant tell much of it, because I installed it at my rental properties.
So far no complaints from my tenants so it must be reliable.

I asked few servicemen most of them recommend Daikin because easy to service and find spare parts. Panasonic also easy but not as easy as Daikin.

2) Energy saving

Both Daikin Smarto & Panasonic Premium Aero Series are 5 Stars Energy Saving

Panasonic 1,010W

panasonic premium inverter aero series power rating 1:5hp
panasonic premium inverter aero series power rating 1:5hp

Daikin 940W

daikin smarto power consumption 1.5HP
daikin smarto power consumption 1.5HP

3) Smart Features

Both Panasonic Premium Inverter & Daikin Smarto can be controlled via your smartphone and can control it anywhere as it is connected via Wifi. You need first to install its mobile apps.

Daikin Smarto & Panasonic Premium Inverter, you have to purchase its accessories to enable the mobile apps use. You need to buy one adaptor for one aircond. So if you have 5 airconds, you need to buy 5 adaptors.

panasonic cz tacg1 - enables smart features for panasonic aircond
panasonic cz tacg1 – enables smart features for panasonic aircond
daikin wifi mobile controller
daikin wifi mobile controller
FeaturesPanasonicDaikin
Remote Control
- TemperatureYesYes
- Airflow DirectionYesYes
- Fan SpeedYesYes
- ModesYesYes
- Access Anywhere (via Internet)YesYes
View Energy ConsumptionYesNo
TimerYesYes
Manage Multiple UnitsYesNot Sure
Error NotificationsYesNo
panasonic mobile app energy usage
panasonic mobile app energy usage
panasonic mobile app error notifications
panasonic mobile app error notifications
daikin mobile app controller
daikin mobile app controller

4) Price

Price I got from supplier

Daikin Smarto 1.5HP – FTKH35A + Wifi Accessories: RM 2,250 + RM1,004 = RM3,254.

Panasonic Premium Inverter CS-U13KVH + Wifi Accessories CZ-TACG1:  RM1,810 + RM232 = RM2,042.

Panasonic is cheaper by nearly 40%.

My Choice – Panasonic Premium Inverter Aerowings

My reasons as follows:

1) Panasonic is way much cheaper vs Daikin
2) Its mobile app has more features e.g Energy usage and error notification.

References:

Panasonic Premium Inverter Air Conditioner
Panasonic Smart Control
Lazada Panasonic Wifi Accessories
Daikin Smarto Air Conditioner
Daikin Smart Control
Lazada Daikin Mobile Controller

Cancel Order At Shopee

I ordered Pokemon rubbers from a seller. Shopee website informed that it would be delivered in a month after order date.

After one month, when I follow up, the seller informed it couldn’t be delivered. She is not sure when it will be delivered.

So I decided to cancel my order.

cancel order at shopee
cancel order at shopee

If the order is already 3 days old, you must get seller’s approval to cancel order. If seller won’t approve, Shopee will do deliberation.

To avoid any issue, I chat with seller to approve my order cancellation because it is too long. Fortunately she agreed to it.

chat with seller on cancellation
chat with seller on cancellation

Email Cancellation Confirmation from Shopee

email cancellation from shopee
email cancellation from shopee

So to cancel order for more than 3 days

1) Have a good reason
2) Get seller’s approval by informing her directly via Shopee Chat.

 

 

Real Kids 2020 Pre-school Education Fees

At this third quarter of the 2019 schooling, we received letter from school requesting confirmation for our son next year enrollment.

They need confirmation so they can plan out next year opening seats for new registration. They offered us a complimentary custom-made poncho for swimming classes and apron for art and culinary classes for confirmation before end October 2019.

I share with you all Real Kids 2020 fees for your market survey or reference if you are looking for the rates.

Realkids 2020 fees
Real kids 2020 education fees
Supplementary and other fees realkids 2020
Supplementary and Other fees – Real kids 2020

No More Maid i-Kad Issuance – Starting August 2019

For 2019, as usual my maid permit needs to be renewed before her work permit expiry by middle of September 2019.

I proceed with MyEG Services and chose to self collect at MyEG office. Not like 2018, this time they have change office to its own MyEG Tower at Empire City. That new building is on the opposite road of Ikea, Cycle and Carriage, Mutiara Damansara or easiest same row with MOFAZ Damansara.

myeg tower new office
myeg tower new office

Depending on which side of the road your driving from, I was from Penchala Link and waze direct me to other side of entrance. Easier for you to get waze direction since that driveway still messy with MRT under construction.

Back to my point, after MyEG staff settled putting the work permit sticker on passport, I was informed that ‘government’ no longer issue ikad to maid.

But to get clearer picture on why? I also dont know. There is nothing stated as well on immigration websites . I am still digging but no online results found … sigh..

News on Why No More i-Kad Issuance

 

House Wiring Guidelines

I do a lot of new wiring for my properties. Usually I just hire electrician or civil contractors to do wiring without much thought whether the wires they used are suitable or not in term of ampacity (the maximum current the conductor can carry continously).

Until one day, one electrician told me the wires that I used for my fan and lamps are too thin to carry the current. It could pose fire risks. This is eyes opener.

Few days after I got the advise, one of new wiring was overloaded. The wires inside were burnt.

wires burnt due to overload - it is used for fridge and air fryer using 0.75mm wires
wires burnt due to overload – it is used for fridge and air fryer using 0.75mm wires

So I did my own studies as a guidelines to me, so when I hire an electrician I would know whether the wires and the way they connect to the electric power is able to support or no the possible current usage.

Guidelines on Wires Size

This is a guidelines only better check with your trusted or certified electrician.

If the same wire use for fan, lamps, fridge etc, you must add all the amperes and from the derive the required wire cross sectional area.

Of course usually, electrician will put extra buffer for the wire size.

UsageExpected Power (Watts)Expected Current (Ampere)Expected Wire Size - Cross sectional area (mm2)Advisable Connection Type
Ceiling Fan750.31250.5Direct / Plug
Aircond (1 HP)7503.1251.5Direct
Water Heater3,600152.5Direct
Fridge (450L)460.19170.5Direct / Plug
Air Fryer1,4005.832.5Direct
Lamps750.31250.5Direct / Plug
Washing Machine5002.0831.5Direct
Ampacity based on single phase

Connection Type

This is my own definition not electrician definition.  There are two types of connection:-

  1. Use plug to existing plug point
  2. Tap direct into existing wires in plug point.

Use Plug

The maximum current is 13 ampere as the fuse can only handle up to that ampere.

use plug of 13 amp
use plug of 13 amp

Direct Loop to Existing Plug Point

This is better at maximum if not mistaken it is loop directly to existing cable of 2.5mm2 or supported maximum current of around 22 ampere.

loop direct to plug point
loop direct to plug point

What to Avoid For Wiring

Water Heater

For water heater, don’t use plug better use direct loop to existing wires. Especially water heater produces vapor that might cause short circuit and easily makes the wiring wear and tear faster.

burnt plug where water heater using plug
burnt plug where water heater using plug

What is Watt, Ampere & Volts?

Watt is power unit with formula as below:

Watt (W)= Amperage (A) x Voltage (V)

Analogy with water garden hose:-

Water come out from garden hose (watts) = Water volume (Amperage) x Water pressure (voltage)

Recommendation on Wire Size

Ligthing & Ceiling Fan: 1.5mm2
Aircond 1.5HP and below: 2.5mm2
Adding new plug / power point: 2.5mm2

Recommended Wiring Contractor

Below is my recommended wiring contractor for Shah Alam or Kota Damansara area.

Azworld Tech (Azrin) – 0 17-376 0530

  • Appointment on time
  • Expert and reasonable charging

References

Formula Wheel Electrics
Formula Wheel Electrics – reference sengpielaudio.com
Wire Size - Cross sectional area (mm2)Maximum Current (A)Maximum Powers (Watts)
0.53720
0.7561,440
1.0102,400
1.25133,120
1.5153,600
2.522Can't find the information
4.030Can't find the information
Ampacity based on single phase

Wire Size & Ampacity
Wire Size & Ampacity 2
Wire Size & Ampacity 3
Wire Size & Ampacity 4

Lowyat Forum Discussion on Wiring