Electric Bechtold

Your reliable partner for electrical installations in Giessen and the surrounding area for almost 100 years.

As a certified installation and testing company for electrical systems, we offer you comprehensive expertise and quality.

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Electrical installations

Clean and high quality installed

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Perfectly digitally networked

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Tested according to VDE

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Modern technology for your safety.


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Welcome to your electrical specialist company in Gießen-Kleinlinden.

We have been your contact for the entire range of building technology services since 1925. Today this also includes sophisticated lighting concepts, state-of-the-art network technology, smart homes, testing of electrical systems and security technology.
Our trained employees are at your disposal, from advice to planning and execution. Whether planning a new building or renovating an old building, we are your competent partner for professional electrical installations.
Contact us! Our office accepts inquiries in a friendly and competent manner.

Our projects and references

Absprachen wurden eingehalten, alles bestens, jederzeit wieder.
Es war alles total ok. Sie haben bei meiner Mutter alles schnell und ordentlich gemacht. 2 Sterne ziehe ich ab, denn laut Rechnung sollten wir den Azubi extra zahlen, der nur daneben stand und zugeguckt hat. Also aufpassen wenn ein Azubi dabei ist, den müsst ihr extra zahlen. Ich frage mich was gewesen wäre wenn die zu dritt gekommen wären!!!
Peter Meisel
Peter Meisel
Vielen Dank für eine kurzfristige Terminvereinbarung. Sehr netter Mitarbeiter hat den Auftrag im Handumdrehen perfekt erledigt. Die Firma Bechtold kann ich sehr empfehlen.
Jonas Seibert
Jonas Seibert
Sehr gute Beratung von Herrn Herrmann hinsichtlich einer Wallbox der Firma Mennekes.
Hiltrud Keil
Hiltrud Keil
Die Firma Bechtold kann ich mit sehr gut bewerten. Mir wurde sofort geholfen. Herr Hermann versteht sein Fach. Bin sehr dankbar.
Michael Zimmer
Michael Zimmer
Im Gegensatz zu einigen Mitbewerbern, sofortige Rückmeldung hinsichtlich eines Angebots. Terminvereinbarung reibungslos, faires Angebot, Lieferverzögerungen aufgrund Corona waren höhere Gewalt. Installation perfekt von einem netten MA durchgeführt. Jederzeit wieder !
Die Arbeiten in unserem Neubauprojekt wurden tadellos umgesetzt. Hier kann lch meinem Vorposter nicht ganz folgen. Die Firma Bechtold war bei allen Arbeitsschritten sehr transparent und ist auf unsere Wünsche immer Individuell Eingängen, auch haben wir von der Erfahrung der Monteure sowie des Chef‘s selbst sehr profitiert, da wir einige Dinge bei der Planung selber nicht so auf dem Schirm hatten. Die Baustelle war stets sauber, übersichtlich und es würde absolut Vernünftig gearbeitet! Vielen Dank für die Mühen der Monteure, Azubis und dem Chef Mit freundlichen Grüßen H.H
Freundlich, schnelle Terminvereinbarung sowie Durchführung (Herdanschluss) und faire Preise. Gerne wieder.
Oliver Ginzler
Oliver Ginzler
Sehr gut!

our services

Electrical installations

In private homes, commerce, industry, public buildings and in the medical environment - e.g. electrical appliances, communication technology, satellite and antenna technology, meter cabinets, etc.

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Smart home

State-of-the-art electrical engineering, integration of mobile devices for home control such as smartphones and tablets

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Testing of electrical systems

Certified E-Check, tested according to VDE, DGUV-V3 test

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Lighting concepts

Well-thought-out, atmospheric lighting installations for inside and outside.

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Installation of charging systems for your home or business.

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Security technology

From planning to installing state-of-the-art alarm systems and surveillance technology, we ensure that you and your loved ones are in good hands.

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Our team

As a managing director, I know that the qualifications and motivation of my employees are crucial to the performance we deliver.

Tim Hermann

Owner, state-certified electrical engineer, Elektro-Bechtold





frequently asked Questions

How often should my electrical system be checked in a private environment?

It is recommended to have your electrical system checked by a professional at least every ten years to ensure safety and functionality. For older, heavily used or commercially used systems, more frequent inspections, every 4-5 years, may be necessary and mandatory. You can also carry out a regular visual inspection yourself to identify obvious defects such as damaged cables, sockets or switches. The FI circuit breaker should also be tested regularly for functionality using the test button.

How can I optimize my electrical installation for the use of renewable energies?
If you want to use renewable energies such as solar or wind power, you must adapt your electrical installation accordingly. This usually involves installing an inverter that converts the direct current generated into alternating current that is compatible with the power grid and approved for the German grid. You may also need to install a meter that measures the electricity fed in and drawn in order to calculate the compensation or adapt your meter system so that it meets today's safety standards. Depending on the type and extent of your renewable energy source, additional components such as batteries, charge controllers or circuit breakers may be required. We would be happy to advise you individually on the best solutions for your project.
What electrical installations are required to run a business?
The electrical installations required for a company depend on the type and size of the company as well as the legal regulations. Basic electrical installations include a sufficient number of sockets, switches and lights that meet the needs and requirements of the company. In addition, depending on the industry, special electrical installations such as network, communication, security or fire protection systems are required. We would be happy to help you plan, execute and maintain the electrical installations for your company.
What is a GFCI?
A FI circuit breaker is a safety element in an electrical system that protects against dangerous residual currents. A residual current occurs when an electrical (active) conductor comes into contact with a grounded part, for example in the event of a device fault or an insulation fault. The FI circuit breaker detects this fault current and immediately interrupts the power supply, significantly earlier than a standard household circuit breaker, in order to avoid an electric shock or fire. A FI circuit breaker should be tested regularly to check its functionality.
What is the difference between a light switch and a button?

A light switch is a switching element that turns the circuit of a light on or off depending on the switch position. A button is a switching element that closes the circuit of a light or other circuit only as long as it is pressed. A light switch is usually used where there are 1-3 switching points. A button is usually used for several switching points or in large stairwells with automatic lights off. As a rule, a button controls a power impulse switch or a relay, which then switches a lamp or another device.

What is a changeover switch?

A series switch is a switch that can switch two lights independently. For example, you can use a series switch to switch the ceiling light and a floor lamp in the living room on or off separately. A series switch has three connections: a common input (L) and two separate outputs (1 and 2) for each light. The outputs are each connected or disconnected from the input depending on how the switch is activated.

What is a series switch?
A series switch is a switch that can switch two lights independently. For example, you can use a series switch to switch the ceiling light and a floor lamp in the living room on or off separately. A series switch has three connections: a common input (L) and two separate outputs (1 and 2) for each light. The outputs are each connected or disconnected from the input depending on how the switch is activated.
What is a cross switch?
A cross switch is a switch that can switch a light from more than two different locations. For example, you can use a cross switch to switch the light in the bedroom on each side of the bed and on the door. A cross switch has four connections, two inputs and two outputs, for the corresponding wires in the cross connection. The inputs are each crossed or connected in parallel with one of the outputs, depending on how the switch is activated. A cross switch is usually always used in combination with two changeover switches.
What is a twilight switch?
A twilight switch is a switch that, for example, automatically switches a light on or off depending on how bright or dark it is outside. For example, you can use a twilight switch to turn the outdoor lighting on at dusk and turn it off again at daybreak. A twilight switch has several connections, usually the power connection L / N / PE and a switching output that, for example, switches the desired light. The output is connected or disconnected from the input depending on how the built-in light sensor measures brightness. A twilight switch usually also has an adjustment button with which you can adjust the switching threshold (lux value).
Can you also connect an electric stove to a 230 volt socket?
As a rule not, unless it is designed and approved for 230 V. As a rule, an electric stove requires a stove connection box that is connected to a high-voltage connection (400 volts). A normal socket only supplies 230 volts and is not designed for the high power consumption of a normal electric stove. If you try to connect a 400V electric stove to a socket, overloading, short circuiting or fire may occur.
The difference between network cable and patch cable?

“Network cable” is a generic term for all cables used to transmit data on a network. A patch cable is a special type of network cable used to connect devices on a network. For example, you can use a patch cable to connect a computer to a router or a router to a switch. A patch cable has an RJ45 plug on both ends that fits into an RJ45 socket. There are different categories of patch cables that differ in transmission rate and shielding.

What can I do with the electrical installation myself?
This depends on which country and region you live in. In Germany, the general rule is that you are only allowed to do simple work on the electrical installation yourself, such as replacing a defective socket or a switch on an existing line. For all other work, such as laying cables, connecting fuses or changing the house installation, you must hire a qualified electrician. If you are unsure whether you can do a job yourself or not, it is better to ask an expert for advice. In addition, before working on electrical systems, it is always important to switch them off and check and determine the absence of voltage using an approved test device (2-pole).
Who is allowed to accept the installed electrical installation?
The installed electrical installation may only be accepted by an approved electrician. This person must check and document the installation in accordance with the applicable regulations and standards. The purpose of acceptance is to ensure the safety and functionality of the installation and to eliminate any defects. Acceptance must take place before the installation is commissioned and must be confirmed in writing by the client.
Where can a meter cabinet be installed (arrangement and requirements)?
A meter cabinet is a control cabinet in which the electricity meters and the main fuses are located.
It may only be installed in a suitable location that meets the following requirements:
– The place must be dry, clean, easily accessible and well lit.
– The location must provide sufficient space for the meter cabinet and the required distances from other objects.
– The location must have a solid and flat wall to which the meter cabinet can be attached.
– The location must have a suitable earthing system (potential equalization) nearby to which the meter cabinet can be connected.
Today, a typical location for a meter cabinet is the basement, but they can also be found in hallways and in the attic. The location must also be agreed with the responsible network operator.
Who is allowed to connect a meter cabinet?
Only an approved electrician who is registered in the installer directory may connect a meter cabinet. This person must connect, check and document the meter cabinet in writing in accordance with the applicable regulations and standards. The meter cabinet is the heart of your electrical installation and should be checked and upgraded at regular intervals. The new meter cabinet must also be coordinated and registered with the responsible network operator.
What is potential equalization?
Potential equalization is a measure to avoid dangerous voltage differences between different conductive parts of an electrical installation or between an electrical installation and other conductive objects. Potential equalization consists of connecting all conductive parts to a common reference point, which usually corresponds to the earthing system. Potential equalization serves to increase the safety of people and devices and to avoid disruptions or damage caused by lightning or electromagnetic influences.
What does it mean if there are still red wires in my electrical installation?

Electrical installation has a long history and so do the colors and shapes of the cables and wires. As a rule, until 1965 it was allowed to lay a red wire as a protective conductor. This later became the green-yellow wire that everyone knows today. However, you should not assume that it has always been used this way, so you should definitely consult a specialist if you want to make changes or repairs to your building and, for example, want to connect a stove or a lamp. In addition, at that time, the blue wire now known as the neutral wire was a live wire, which can quickly lead to confusion and damage to equipment. Please feel free to ask us if you come across such an installation and need professional advice.

Do I need a wallbox at home to charge my electric car?
There are various ways to charge your electric vehicle at home. Almost the best known is the standard household socket. As an emergency solution, this may also be used with an approved charging adapter. But in the long run you can damage your electrical installation and, possibly because there are no upstream safety devices, you are not adequately protected against possible residual currents. The loading times are usually extremely long, so this variant cannot be a real permanent option.
The alternative to this is a wallbox that is connected to your nearest sub-distribution, if suitable, or to your meter cabinet with a separate line. You should definitely consult a specialist for this, as a wallbox represents a constant current load, which means that the cable network and your electrical system should be inspected and assessed. Wallboxes are also devices that require registration or approval, which your installer must report to the responsible network operator. If you have any questions about setting up a wallbox, please feel free to contact us.

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