What’s the difference between a single-phase ( Residential ) or three-phase ( Industrial ) electricity supply?
Both of these are electricity supplies from your current supplier, it’s the amount of power that is different. A single-phase supply is smaller than a three-phase supply meaning you cannot use as much power. A typical house will need a single-phase supply whilst a larger house, flats or commercial building will need a three-phase supply.
The way to tell what supply a property has is by looking at the fuse on the service head.
Single-phase has one 100amp fuse this will give you 240v, Fuse to Neutral
A three phase supply, has three 100amp fuses ( This can be larger depending on your demand ) Where a 3 Fuse system will give you 240v for each fuse to neutral but 415v fuse to fuse..
Hi Mark, Very pleased with the panel you built up for us and the way that is was packed, excellent and you understand the issues of couriers and how the contactors etc could be flung off etc. Well done.
Thanks for the response, in fact it is now working perfectly, the generator required to be in OFF mode to shut down from the ATS control. Fantastic product, thank you. Patrick
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Start-O-Matic, Generator Control Panel
The Start O Matic / Start On Demand, Generator control panel is used where there is no mains supply but a rated sized generating set. The Start O Matic / Start On Demand panel monitors the load requirement within the customers utilities & Lighting. The Start O Matic / Start On Demand panel will control the pre-heating, fuel solenoid and starting of the generator. When an item is turned on ( Min 80W ) this will start the generator and run until there is no load required. The Start O Matic / Start On Demand panel will run the generator on for a pre-determined time to allow for any cool down periods required for the generating set.
Once this time has elapsed the Start O Matic / Start On Demand panel will control the stopping of the generator.
Standard Generator Protection.
Additional Generator Protection.
The engine control module requires a Dc supply to function. This can be fed from the generator starting battery - alternative dc power supplies available
Please specify (12Vdc or 24Vdc ) voltage when inquiring.
If there is any other bespoke requirements that you require please just call one of our friendly staff.