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 Commercial Kitchen Electrics in Croydon – Voltage Optimisers

If we said that we could reduce your electricity bill by ten percent or more literally overnight, how would that make you feel. Interested? Excited? Sceptical? Probably all three, but it’s true. Those sort of energy savings are easily possible. The solution is that we can fit a voltage optimiser to your single phase or three phase supply.

What is a voltage optimiser?

In the simplest of terms, a voltage optimiser is a device that reduces the incoming voltage. In reality, it is a lot more complex. There are different types of voltage optimiser but they all perform the same task.

The most basic voltage optimiser will simply take the incoming voltage and reduce it by a set percentage. This is the cheapest and least effective but it can still achieve that ten percent saving that we suggest. The most complex models reduce the voltage to a 220V, the optimum for many mains operated devices. They offer dynamic voltage optimisation, that is to say, they will respond to any fluctuations of the incoming voltage and deal with it, ensuring that you get a steady 220V whatever the mains voltage does.

Why use a voltage optimisation system in your commercial kitchen?

Let’s deal with single phase to illustrate the principles. They apply equally to three phase supplies. Electrical appliances sold in the UK are governed by EU regulations (groan!). For single phase appliances, this means that they are designed to operate correctly on a voltage of between 216V and 253V. The average voltage of the UK mains is an average of 242V so if you reduce the voltage to a steady 220V using a voltage optimiser, the appliance will still work, but will use less energy.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers conducted a study of overvoltage, i.e. using a voltage greater than needed. Their findings indicated that using a 230V appliance on a 240V supply resulted in a 4.3% increase in current drawn and a 9% increase in energy consumed. Look at it the other way round and you can see the savings.

But what was just as interesting in the study was the expected life of the appliances – they estimated that at the higher voltage they were likely to achieve just over half of their expected life. So as well as day to day savings, your appliances will last much longer, reducing depreciation of assets and capital outlay to replace equipment.

How does a voltage optimisation system work in a commercial kitchen?

In the most basic form, a voltage optimiser is a step-down transformer but the most effective incorporate voltage stabilisation electronics too, to iron out the voltage fluctuations. When South London Electricians fit your chosen voltage optimiser, we will fit it between the meter and the consumer unit.

With some of the most sophisticated voltage optimisers, software is available that will give you a real time indication of electricity use and what it is currently costing you.

So how do I get a voltage optimiser installed on my commercial premises?

If you are looking to update your café, restaurant or hotel kitchen electrics in Croydon, or need a voltage optimisation system installing correctly in your south London café kitchen, contact South London Electricians on 020 3199 9093 for a no-obligation chat.

 

 

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If we said that we could reduce your electricity bill by ten percent or more literally overnight, how would that make you feel. Interested? Excited? Sceptical? Probably all three, but it’s true. Those sort of energy savings are easily possible. The solution is that we can fit a voltage optimiser to your single phase or three phase supply.

What is a voltage optimiser?

In the simplest of terms, a voltage optimiser is a device that reduces the incoming voltage. In reality, it is a lot more complex. There are different types of voltage optimiser but they all perform the same task.

The most basic voltage optimiser will simply take the incoming voltage and reduce it by a set percentage. This is the cheapest and least effective but it can still achieve that ten percent saving that we suggest. The most complex models reduce the voltage to a 220V, the optimum for many mains operated devices. They offer dynamic voltage optimisation, that is to say, they will respond to any fluctuations of the incoming voltage and deal with it, ensuring that you get a steady 220V whatever the mains voltage does.

Why use a voltage optimisation system in your commercial kitchen?

Let’s deal with single phase to illustrate the principles. They apply equally to three phase supplies. Electrical appliances sold in the UK are governed by EU regulations (groan!). For single phase appliances, this means that they are designed to operate correctly on a voltage of between 216V and 253V. The average voltage of the UK mains is an average of 242V so if you reduce the voltage to a steady 220V using a voltage optimiser, the appliance will still work, but will use less energy.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers conducted a study of overvoltage, i.e. using a voltage greater than needed. Their findings indicated that using a 230V appliance on a 240V supply resulted in a 4.3% increase in current drawn and a 9% increase in energy consumed. Look at it the other way round and you can see the savings.

But what was just as interesting in the study was the expected life of the appliances – they estimated that at the higher voltage they were likely to achieve just over half of their expected life. So as well as day to day savings, your appliances will last much longer, reducing depreciation of assets and capital outlay to replace equipment.

How does a voltage optimisation system work in a commercial kitchen?

In the most basic form, a voltage optimiser is a step-down transformer but the most effective incorporate voltage stabilisation electronics too, to iron out the voltage fluctuations. When South London Electricians fit your chosen voltage optimiser, we will fit it between the meter and the consumer unit.

With some of the most sophisticated voltage optimisers, software is available that will give you a real time indication of electricity use and what it is currently costing you.

So how do I get a voltage optimiser installed on my commercial premises?

If you are looking to update your café, restaurant or hotel kitchen electrics in Croydon, or need a voltage optimisation system installing correctly in your south London café kitchen, contact South London Electricians on 020 3199 9093 for a no-obligation chat.

 

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