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Everyone must at some point experiences a Powercut.  That moment when you stand like a statue, a pregnant pause in life with a horror look of OMG we've had a Powercut!   You start looking for candles that you have either pushed to the back of a cupboard or you hear the moans of Not my new scented Candle!

By the time you have that candles lit, you are trying to calm the kids because there is no Lights, No TV, No Play Station, no Hair dyers and You cant boil the kettle to have a cup of coffee to steady those rattled nerves.

You're looking out the windows and doors scanning if your neighbours power is also out and then the realization hits you that the people you hardly speak to are looking back at you!

This scenario makes me chuckle, but only because its only one of many that scenarios that could make your electric power go off and there are so many people out there that are totally unprepared for most emergency events.

But what if said that when the lights first went out and before you even had a chance to fumble your way through the back of the cupboard that you could have power restored, peace restored and you could put the kettle on for a cuppa ... Just because your could!

I can say and do this because we invested in Backup Power for our Home!  

When our TV and lights go off, I sit there during the pregnant pause and then Genny starts the lights come back on ..... then I walk to the kitchen and put the kettle on .... Because I can!

Also, when a Powercut happens at work, we NEVER have to say ..



Why?  Because we have Backup Power!

But the statement of

Do you know that there are articles on the internet as far back as 2008 stating that the UK will suffer more powercuts as the Grid fails - we are now in those times predicted and powercuts are on the rise everywhere in the UK.  Are we facing a Blackout Britain?  

Someone explain the weather too.  The UK are now naming storms which seem to be getting more fierce as they crash into our shorelines with devastating results.  These storms bring more rain inland and mass flooding occurs with life altering events.  We even have Tornado's!

People laugh at Doomsday Prepper or Preppers in general;  I say DONT!  Being prepared in case of an emergency is a sensible thing.  If your Power goes off for a long time How would you cope without what we consider Basic requirements, which most people take for granted.... That's when you realise that being Prepared for any situation would of been a sensible choice to make.  But understand this, some people dont want to be helped and will always brush information aside, because it will never happen to them!


You have probably already Invested in Double Glazing, Cavity Wall insulation, maybe even solar panel.... Now would be the time to INVEST in some form of BACKUP POWER for your Home and maybe even your Business.



01453 799655

The Blades Power 100 Amp, 3 Pole Compact Automatic Transfer Switch Panel is an ideal choice for Home usage, because of its size.


The Blades Power Compact panel against the Industrial sized panel of the same rating.


Do you need a Generator too?  Blades Power can advise you, which Home usage Generator would suit your requirement; as they come in varied sizes.

Both can be delivered direct to your door within a matter of days!

All Electrical work must be carried out by a qualified Engineer!

Support is only a phone call away

Automatic Changeover Switches ATS/AMF

Automatic Transfer Switches


Automatic Changeover Switches ATS / AMF

There are many applications in which it is essential to be sure of swift and efficient changeover to generator power when the mains power fails. In these instances you need an automatic changeover switch so that very little time is lost in the changeover.

We supply a large range of 3 and 4 pole automatic transfer switches (ATS) from 25 to 2500 amp. We also stock a comprehensive selection of 3 and 4 pole dual power automatic transfer switches from 25 to 2000 amp, for applications where a secondary backup source of emergency power is required.

In the wake of utility power loss—and surge—the load in your house is at the risk of being damaged or fried. This is where our load transfer switch swoops in, and lets the electronics in your house feed on generator power when utility power dies; and switches back to utility again when it’s revived.



The Blades Power 100Amp 3Pole Compact against the same panel yet standard sized!  Could possibly be the Best Compact on the Market!

As you can see the Compact is ideal for Homes as it can be fitted in smaller spaces.

Invest in Backup Power suitable for your Home, Business or an Emergency - #DontBeLeftInTheDark

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Inverter Changeover Panels

Inverter Changeover Panels

So you fancy abit of the Camping Wild?  

Out in the middle of nowhere, down by the river or in the dark woods - Let the Blades Power Transformer Changeover Panel help you out with that.

Well for one happy customer in Warwickshire, this little beauty is in transit today!


12v d/c Inverter changeover panel in a steel cubical This panel has been designed to do the following - The idea is that you can plug into a generator or mains supply through your normal 240v mains plug on your Camper Van, Boat, Or Caravan, when you are at a location or campsite.

With a flick of a switch, for travelling or at a remote location you can draw 240v power to the same circuit from your 12V dc battery supply.

With this panel we would use a set of 20 Amp 3 pole changeover contactors and a  d/c inverter ( this can be altered to your requirement).  We have an option for a battery charger to also be installed so when you are plugged into the mains it can trickle charge your battery's back to full power (this is an additional option).

This item can be used for any 12v d/c requirement and we are able to manufacture the panel to your requirements - Other Sizes Available Please contact one of our sales Team.



Call +44 (0) 1453 799655 and 07968504488



Helping you keep your lights on even on your Holidays and Adventures!




We only went and got Fibre Optic

We only went and got Fibre Optic


Growing up in the 70's and 80's when having a phone installed was a mega big thing.... like changing your old Black and White TV for a rental colour one; before the home line on the wall, we would rush to a phone box which was usually smelly to arrange hooking up with friends.


Marks first Mobile phone was a giant thing, that he carried around like a Battery Pack, soon after the phone shrank in size to a old walkie talkie with a solid ariel that could easily poke out someones eye.  In what seems like no time at all, we were on small Nokia's and now most people carry phones that store their whole lives on.

Mark was very proud of his phones - even the one we laugh about now!


Me personally - I dont do mobiles!


But, I am impressed with this Fibre Optic stuff!  I dont care that I have no idea how it works, and Im generally not overly that interested either, I even hate fibre optic Christmas Trees that change colour; but I do nod in the right places and say the Mmmm's, Oh's and Okey Dokeys in the right places, because Mark is.  


Living in a Rural setting has a tendency to be behind many new aspects of technology.  Sometimes I think thats a good thing, do we really need all these modern gadgets that separate us from family and ideas from the "Good Ole Days"  


I think even more though about what would happen if the Country suffered and EMP, or if the Grid went down - what would Fibre Optic do for us then during a Powercut?  


So I decided to google that question on my super fast connection.


The results were not that great really if you live Rurally! 







However if the Grid did go down for a long time I doubt that the worry of Fibre Optics in a rural setting would be a priority to many - including the locals. 


Many would be worried about their lack of hot water, that their hairdryers wont work and that they cant charge their little phones that store their life neatly in files....but hey "Me Personally - I dont do mobiles" 


I also used that Fast Fibre Optic to see for myself that Powercuts are on the rise, are happening every day and that there are many reports indicating that we are in a time where we could loose the grid completely.


If the Grid goes down and the SHTF the people you hope will come to your rescue will be helping their own families with no concern for you!  


Now is the time to INVEST in your own Backup Power System, which is suitable for your Home, Business or just for an Emergency.


Call us on our fast Fibre Optic line number 01453 799655 or 821322 Today!

or contact our Fibre Optic method of fast email connection 






Invest in a Backup Power System that will benefit your family when the power goes off







Key Employees at Blades Power Generation Ltd

Key Employees at Blades Power Generation Ltd

The Staff at Blades Power are a committed team, working to help you #KeepTheLightsOn during your emergency or when you require Backup Power for your Home or Business.



Mark Blades - Managing Director.


Mark has been in this industry for almost 30 years.  Starting in a shed with his Father back then seems a lifetime away, but Every year has brought new knowledge and Experience to provide our Customers with Bespoke Equipment for their Home, Business or an Emergency.


Now a Father & Grandfather himself educating the next generation of the Blades Power Legacy into everyone's future.


Suzie Blades - Accounts


Suzie has worked on and off within the industry along side Mark for 15 years.  Moaning Wife, Muse and Gof'fer and occasional panel wirer!


Not shy of sleeping in the works van when out on site, yet able to get away with, as married to the Boss :)




Morgan Manager




Morgan started working as a Gof'fer from an early age, enjoying a MacDonalds Breakfast with his Father, whilst heading to a breakdown.  Now, a wiring expert and an Engineer in Training.




Occasionally working within the Office environment to hone his customer care and Technical Support skills; a bright future ahead we think.... 





Josh Engineer


This Cheeky Chappy has another Bright future ahead.  He came on board after we advertised for a "TRAINEE FUTURE ELECTRICAL ENGINEER" and has been coming along in leaps and bounds.









This busy lady is our daughter.  She works with us wiring panels around the Grandchildren and another job.


Shawnee started out as a Gof'fer for her Father from a young age.  Many a happy hour talking to Turkeys and other livestock , whilst getting covered in mud.









Our very own Happy Bunny :)


Ian Delivers Our Larger Panels and bulk orders that just cant sent via couriers, ensuring you receive your goods straight from the factory to your doorstep.






An experienced field engineer, having worked with Mark on many a cold trip to Scotland over the years.


An occasional driver with site experience who now accompanies Engineers to site.





We have a Wonderful Team of people who help to ensure that you can have Power to your Home, Business or during an Emergency.  


#DontBeLeftInTheDark when Blades Power covers #AllYouGeneratorNeeds


Call +44 (0) 1453 799655 or +44 (0) 1453 821322

Emergency Out Of Hours Service : 07968504488







Welcome to Blades Power - About Us.

Old People and Technology!



Well I suppose we all have to start somewhere - Modern Technology does become hard to grasp hold of when you get older; Like the old saying "You cant teach an old dog new Tricks".... But we are giving it a go.

Having now semi mastered Facebook and Twitter "The Blog" thing seems a good direction to move in; however it took a while to get to this point.  If anyone out there sees' this PLEASE for our sanity reply so we know its out there - Like that hypothetical Bone thrown :) 


So What Are We About?

Specialist Manufacturers of Power Generation Equipment.


Blades Power Generation Ltd is based in the Hamlet of Ebley, Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire.  A Family Run Business, built from experience and customer satisfaction over many years. 

Blades Power can build and install your control panel to any design. Our panels are always completed 'in house' guaranteeing the highest quality with every standard and specification closely assisted by modern computer technology, our talented team members will work closely with you to understand all your wishes and concerns. 

Every control panel design is carefully planned to make sure it closely follows the British standards - as well as your specifications and requirements.  We will generate an inspection report to accompany the final shipment along with an electronic project folder to ensure that all relative documents, emails and certification are traceable for years to come.

Blades Power has created a strong relationship between many customers who require multiple identical control panels. This relationship has benefited all parties involved, greatly reducing the design and manufacture time and decreasing the overall costs.

Well there you have it!  



Call +44 (0) 1453 799655 or +44 (0) 1453 821322

Emergency Out Of Hours Service : 07968504488