Contingency Power

Understanding your contingency power connection needs

IDE has over 25 years' experience in designing power distribution solutions. With direct access to our skilled engineers, we can help you understand and specify solutions for generator connection.

Highest reliability components and switchgear

You need to know that, when it's needed, the contingency power can be relied upon. We use the highest quality switchgear in all our products, giving you confidence.

Site survey and installation

We provide site surveys to advise on positioning and power connection and switching requirements, and can also install if required.

Long term partnership

We innovate to suit the needs of our customers and can create bespoke products and services to match your capital and operational budgets.

Erica

Erica is an on site power management tool providing you with usage data so power can be managed effectively. With easily analysed power data, you will have the ability to optimise your power solution.

Innovation & Solutions

When it comes to meeting and managing your temporary power distribution needs, IDE can help you with every aspect of your operation’s requirements, from selecting and delivering the right products for your project, to helping you plan ahead

Design & Build

Every IDE product is made with care by engineering experts. Have a unique requirement? Just tell us what you need. IDE has an international reputation for its extensive core range of high quality power distribution products, designed and hand-built in Britain.

We specialise in designing solutions that allow a quick connection to a back-up power source in the event of power failure or emergency shutdown. We can also supply temporary overlays when maintenance work is carried out on your facility’s existing switchgear.

  • IP63

    63A three-phase personnel protection unit for use on any temporary electrical installation.  Equipment housed in a…

    IP63 Inline Protection Unit

    63A three-phase personnel protection unit for use on any temporary electrical installation.  Equipment housed in a solid cast rubber spider enclosure, with integrated transparent Mod window protected Switchgear, fixed carry handle and rising feet for ease of stacking. Inlet on a rated flying H07RN-F lead to aid connection to generator or distribution board.

    Self extinguishing, fully insulated, hard butyl rubber enclosure. Resistant to atmospherics and chemical agents. IP55 Rated.

    • Incomer: 63A 400V IP67 Plug
    • Outgoing: 63A 400V 5 Pin IP67 socket.
    • Protection: 63A 4 pole 30mA RCD
    • Dimensions H350 x W450 x D400 (mm)
    • Weight – 12kgs

    All temporary power distribution boxes are manufactured by IDE in the UK and tested to BS 7671 (12 Months Certification) and the products used within our distribution systems conform to EN 60309, EN 60529, EN 60947 and have a 12 month warranty.

  • 240mm Cable (Lugg Ends)

    240mm single-core HO7RN-F  cable  terminated with lugged ends (M12 & M16) to make connections to standby or…

    240mm HO7RN-F Lugged Cable

    240mm single-core HO7RN-F  cable  terminated with lugged ends (M12 & M16) to make connections to standby or permanent generators.

    Sizes available:

    > 5 Metres

    > 10 Metres

    > 15 Metres

    > 20 Metres

    > 25 Metres

    > 50 Metres

    Available with powerlock source/drain terminations if required.

    All of our 240mm HO7RN-F cable solutions are available for purchase or hire and can be turned around quickly to support your project.

    Approx weight per metre (5 wire set – L1, L2, L3, Earth and Neutral): 15kg

  • IP1600

    1600A 4 Pole ACB LSI supplying a common rated HDHC copper bus-bar system and load connection pads. All equipment housed…

    1600A Inline Protection Unit

    1600A 4 Pole ACB LSI supplying a common rated HDHC copper bus-bar system and load connection pads. All equipment housed in a steel enclosure with internal and external copper earth bar. Complete unit mounted within a galvanised steel crash frame with forklift pockets and lifting eyes. Fitted with Emergency stop shunt operated c/w Indication lamps.

    Enclosure

    Black (RAL9005) textured powder coated stainless steel 1.4003. Separate incoming and outgoing with internal protection shrouds and external panel key lock doors. Bottom aluminium gland plates. Assembled to IP55.

    Specification

    • Input: 3P + N + E (Hardwire) . Protection: 1600A 4 Pole ACB
    • Outgoing: 3P + N + E (Hardwire) . Protection: N/A
    • Dimensions: H2320 x W960 x D900 (mm)
    • Weight – 1000kg

    All temporary power distribution equipment is manufactured by IDE in the UK and tested to BS 7671 (12 Months Certification). The products used within our distribution systems conform to EN 60309, EN 60529, EN 60947 and have a 12 month warranty.

    This 1600A Inline Protection Unit  is available to purchase or hire. For more information, please contact sales@idesystems.co.uk.

  • ATS200

    A 200A three-phase (400V) automatic transfer switch for use within temporary electrical installations. Adjustable phase…

    Automatic Transfer Switch

    A 200A three-phase (400V) automatic transfer switch for use within temporary electrical installations. Adjustable phase failure / under voltage relay monitoring of the primary, (duty), supply 1 only. The ATS effects automatic connection of a secondary, (standby), supply 2 to a load, upon failure of the primary, (duty), supply 1. Automatically switching back when supply 1 is re-instated. May be used on Mains – Generator, Mains – Mains, or Generator – Generator systems. Switching by a pair of mechanically and electrically interlocked 4 pole contactors. ATS class PC. Utilisation category AC-31B for resistive loads in line with BS EN 60947-6-1. Volt free changeover contact provided for a generator start signal. 20A Auxiliary supply for battery charging, jacket water heaters etc. Supply available and on load indication. Test switch simulating a phase failure. Timers to adjust switching between supplies.

    Enclosure

    Sheet steel enclosure with hinged door, with a textured powder coat to RAL7035 (Light Grey). Complying with EN 62208, EN 61439-1-2. Protection to IP54 – IK10. Suggested internal installation, if mounted externally we recommend fitting a top canopy with bottom entry cabling only. Power cabling directly onto contactors.

    Specification:

    • Incomer: 2 x 200A 4 Pole Contactors (Mains & Standby)
    • Outgoing:
    • Dimensions H800 x W400 x D250
    • Weight 36kgs

    All our automatic transfer switches are manufactured by ide Systems in the UK and tested to BS 7671 (12 Months Certification) and the products used within our distribution systems conform to EN 60309, EN 60529, EN 60947 and have a 12 month warranty.

     For more information on our Automatic Transfer Switches please contact sales@idesystems.co.uk.

  • LBC3200

    3200A three-phase, neutral and earth Load Bank Connection designed to restore power to critical applications. The 3200A…

    3200A Loadbank Connection Point

    3200A three-phase, neutral and earth Load Bank Connection designed to restore power to critical applications. The 3200A Generator Connection Point can be fitted inside or outside of a building, allowing a safe and quick connection of load bank to your generator  when required.

    Equipment housed within a steel enclosure. Powerlock (Drain) connections to 100x10mm copper bars with 300mm spreading distance for bottom entry outgoing cables. 3mm aluminium top and bottom gland plates are provided for the customer

    Enclosure

    Dark Grey (RAL7021) textured powder coated stainless steel construction (1.4003 grade). Other colour options maybe available by request. Powerlocks mounted on a 45 degree angle aluminum plate. 3mm aluminum top and bottom gland plates are provided. Assembled to IP54.

    Specification

    • Incomer: 3P + N + E 500A Powerlock Drain . Protection: N/A
    • Outgoing: 10 x 10 copper bars c/w M12 clearance holes. Protection: N/A
    • Dimensions: H18350 x W950 x D360 (mm)
    • Weight – 150kg

    Operation

    We recommend the generator should be connected / disconnected when off load and not running. No voltage should be present at the powerlocks. We would also recommend following the convention of connecting in the following order: Earth – Neutral – L1 – L2 – L3. Then disconnecting in the reverse order.

    All temporary power distribution equipment is manufactured by IDE in the UK and tested to BS 7671 (12 Months Certification). The products used within our distribution systems conform to EN 60309, EN 60529, EN 60947 and have a 12 month warranty.

  • GCP 400Se-1

    The Generator Connection Point (GCP) is designed to restore power to critical applications such as hospitals, schools,…

    Generator Connection Point

    The Generator Connection Point (GCP) is designed to restore power to critical applications such as hospitals, schools, airports, banks and other commercial facilities. They can be fitted inside or outside of a building, allowing a safe and quick connection of a-back up generator to your facility’s electrical system when required. The solutions can also be used to connect to your load bank when your back-up generator is undergoing testing/maintenance.

     

    GCP400

    400A three-phase, neutral and earth Generator Connection Point designed to connect to a temporary generator (generator supplied by others). Equipment housed within a wall mounted steel enclosure. Powerlock (Drain) connections to copper bars allow for top entry outgoing cables. 3mm aluminium top and bottom gland plates are provided for the customer. Power lock (source) cables can be supplied at an extra cost to make connection to the Generator Connection Point.

    Enclosure

    Dark Grey (RAL7021) textured powder coated stainless steel construction (1.4003 grade). Other colour options maybe available by request. Powerlocks mounted on a 45 degree angle aluminum plate. 3mm aluminium top and bottom gland plates are provided. Assembled to IP54. Other enclosure options – such as mild steel, are available upon request.

    Specification

    • Incomer: 3P + N + E Powerlock (Drain). Protection: N/A
    • Outgoing: Fully rated copper, capable to suit 2 x M12 connections. Protection: N/A
    • Dimensions: H400 x W400 x D280 (mm)
    • Weight – 24kg

    Operation

    We recommend that the generator should be connected/disconnected when off load and not running. No voltage should be present at the power locks. We recommend following the convention of connecting in the following order: Earth – Neutral – L1 – L2 – L3, then disconnecting in reverse order.

    All temporary power distribution equipment is manufactured by IDE in the UK and tested to BS 7671 (12 Months Certification). The products used within our distribution systems conform to EN 60309, EN 60529, EN 60947 and have a 12 month warranty.

    For more information on our Generator Connection Points please contact sales@idesystems.co.uk.

  • GCP3200

    3200A three-phase, neutral and earth Generator Connection Point designed to restore power to critical applications. The…

    3200A Generator Connection Point

    3200A three-phase, neutral and earth Generator Connection Point designed to restore power to critical applications. The 3200A Generator Connection Point can be fitted inside or outside of a building, allowing a safe and quick connection of a back-up generator to your facility’s electrical system when required.

    Equipment housed within a steel enclosure. Powerlock (Drain) connections to 100x10mm copper bars with 300mm spreading distance for bottom entry outgoing cables. 3mm aluminium top and bottom gland plates are provided for the customer

    Enclosure

    Dark Grey (RAL7021) textured powder coated stainless steel construction (1.4003 grade). Other colour options maybe available by request. Powerlocks mounted on a 45 degree angle aluminum plate. 3mm aluminum top and bottom gland plates are provided. Assembled to IP54.

    Specification

    • Incomer: 3P + N + E 500A Powerlock Drain . Protection: N/A
    • Outgoing: 10 x 10 copper bars c/w M12 clearance holes. Protection: N/A
    • Dimensions: H18350 x W950 x D360 (mm)
    • Weight – 150kg

    Operation

    We recommend the generator should be connected / disconnected when off load and not running. No voltage should be present at the powerlocks. We would also recommend following the convention of connecting in the following order: Earth – Neutral – L1 – L2 – L3. Then disconnecting in the reverse order.

    All temporary power distribution equipment is manufactured by IDE in the UK and tested to BS 7671 (12 Months Certification). The products used within our distribution systems conform to EN 60309, EN 60529, EN 60947 and have a 12 month warranty.

     For more information on our Generator Connection Points please contact sales@idesystems.co.uk.

  • GCP400 (Lock off connections)

    400A three-phase, neutral and earth Generator Hookup Point designed to restore power to critical applications. The…

    400A Generator Connection Point

    400A three-phase, neutral and earth Generator Hookup Point designed to restore power to critical applications. The Generator Hookup Point can be fitted inside or outside of a building, allowing a safe and quick connection of a back-up generator to your facility’s electrical system when required. The equipment is  housed within a wall mounted steel enclosure. Powerlock (Drain) connections to copper bars allow for top entry outgoing cables. 3mm aluminium top and bottom gland plates are provided for the customer. Powerlock (Source) cables can be supplied by IDE at an additional cost. Once connections have been made, the powerlocks can then be locked off to avoid further interference.

    Enclosure

    High vis orange (RAL7021) textured powder coated stainless steel construction (1.4003 grade). Other colour options maybe available by request. Powerlocks mounted on a 45 degree angle aluminum plate. 3mm aluminium top and bottom gland plates are provided. Assembled to IP54. Other enclosures – such as mild steel can be supplied upon request.

    Specification

    • Incomer: 3P + N + E Powerlock Drain . Protection: N/A
    • Outgoing: 3 x 10 copper bars c/w M12 clearance holes. Protection: N/A
    • Dimensions: H750 x W500 x D250 (mm)
    • Weight – 35kg

    This product is available as a standalone solution, or can be installed by our team of engineers once they have conducted a site survey of your premises.

    All temporary power distribution equipment is manufactured by IDE in the UK and tested to BS 7671 (12 Months Certification). The products used within our distribution systems conform to EN 60309, EN 60529, EN 60947 and have a 12 month warranty.

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Erica

Erica is an on site power management tool providing you with usage data so power can be managed effectively. With easily analysed power data, you will have the ability to optimise your power solution.

Innovation & Solutions

When it comes to meeting and managing your temporary power distribution needs, IDE can help you with every aspect of your operation’s requirements, from selecting and delivering the right products for your project, to helping you plan ahead

Design & Build

Every IDE product is made with care by engineering experts. Have a unique requirement? Just tell us what you need. IDE has an international reputation for its extensive core range of high quality power distribution products, designed and hand-built in Britain.

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