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.

  • Black Line Cable Ramp

    IDE’s 5 channel cable ramps are manufactured from UV stabilised and halogen free polyurethane. 100% Non-Conductive…

    IDE’s 5 channel cable ramps are manufactured from UV stabilised and halogen free polyurethane. 100% Non-Conductive cable ramps. Highly Visible Red (RAL3020) and Black colour combination with unique tread pattern providing increase grip on side ramps. Designed for low volume vehicular traffic and all pedestrian areas, indoor or external applications between -40°C and +49°C. Interlocking compatible with Linebacker models.

    Dimensions: H: 50 x W: 445 x L: 910 (mm)

    Weight: 9kg

    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.

  • AMF1600S-1

    1600A Three-phase auto mains fail (AMF) changeover panel allows automatic connection of a secondary electrical supply to…

    1600A Changover Panel

    1600A Three-phase auto mains fail (AMF) changeover panel allows automatic connection of a secondary electrical supply to a load upon failure of the primary. Mechanically and electronically interlocked 4 Pole ACB’s supplying a common rated HDHC copper busbar system and load connection pads. No volt connection for remote Generator start (N/O & N/C). Auxiliary power supply for Generator battery charging/jacket water heater. 3 Position key switch for Auto, Test and Generator run. Supply availability neon’s for visual representation of status. Incoming supply adjustable undervolt and time delay relays for setting of individual supply parameters. All equipment housed in a steel enclosure with internal and external brass earth bar. Complete unit mounted within a galvanised steel crash frame with forklift pockets and lifting eyes.

    Enclosure

    Black (RAL7035) textured powder coated Zintec steel construction with phosphate welds. Separate incoming and outgoing (with control gear) compartments with internal protection shrouds and external panel key lock doors. Aluminium gland plate. Assembled to IP55.

    Specification 

    • Input 1 (Mains): 3P + N + E (Hardwire) . Protection: 1600A 4 Pole ACB
    • Input 2 (Generator): 3P + N + E (Hardwire) . Protection: 1600A 4 Pole ACB
    • Outgoing Load: 3P + N + E (Hardwire) . Protection: N/A
    • Aux: 32A 400V 3P+N+E socket. Protection: 32A 4 Pole 30mA RCBO
    • Dimensions: H2100 x W1430 x D650 (mm)
    • Weight – 750kg

    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.

  • 120mm cable (Lugg Ends)

    120mm single-core HO7RN-F  cable  terminated with lug ends (12mm) to make connections to standby or permanent…

    120mm HO7RN-F Cable

    120mm single-core HO7RN-F  cable  terminated with lug ends (12mm) to make connections to standby or permanent generators.

    All of our 120mm HO7RN-F lugged 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): 8kg

    For more information on our 240mm powerlock cable please contact sales@idesystems.co.uk

  • AMF400S-1

    Three-phase auto mains fail (AMF) unit allows automatic connection of a secondary electrical supply to a load upon…

    400A Chnagover Panel

    Three-phase auto mains fail (AMF) unit allows automatic connection of a secondary electrical supply to a load upon failure of the primary. Mechanically and electronically interlocked 4 Pole AC1 rated contactors supplying a common rated HDHC copper busbar system and load connection pads. No volt connection for remote Generator start (N/O & N/C). Auxiliary power supply for Generator battery charging/jacket water heater. 3 Position key switch for Auto, Test and Generator run. Supply availability neon’s for visual representation of status. Incoming supply adjustable undervolt and time delay relays for setting of individual supply parameters. All equipment housed in a steel enclosure with internal and external brass earth bar. Complete unit mounted within a galvanised steel crash frame with forklift pockets.

    Enclosure

    Grey (RAL7035) textured powder coated Zintec steel construction with phosphate welds. Separate incoming and outgoing (with control gear) compartments with internal protection shrouds and external panel key lock doors. Aluminium gland plate. Assembled to IP55.

    • Input 1 (Mains): 3P + N + E (Hardwire) . Protection: 400A 4 Pole Contactor
    • Input 2 (Generator): 3P + N + E (Hardwire) . Protection: 400A 4 Pole Contactor
    • Outgoing Load: 3P + N + E (Hardwire) . Protection: N/A
    • Aux: 32A 230V 1P+N+E socket. Protection: 32A 2 Pole 30mA RCBO
    • Dimensions: H1700 x W985 x D530 (mm)
    • Weight – 206kg

    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 400A Changeover Panel  is available to purchase or hire. For more information, please contact sales@idesystems.co.uk.

  • 240mm Cable (Powerlock)

    240mm single-core HO7RN-F  cable  terminated with powerlock ends (source and drain) or lugged ends to make connections…

    240mm Cable

    240mm single-core HO7RN-F  cable  terminated with powerlock ends (source and drain) or lugged ends to make connections to standby or permanent generators.

    Sizes available:

    > 5 Metres

    > 10 Metres

    > 15 Metres

    > 20 Metres

    > 25 Metres

    > 50 Metres

    All of our 240mm 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

     

  • 16A Single Phase Cable

    16A single phase cable is designed to connect the temporary power network from the generator directly to the end user.…

    16A Single Phase Cable

    16A single phase cable is designed to connect the temporary power network from the generator directly to the end user.

    Sizes available:

    > 5 Metres

    > 10 Metres

    > 15 Metres

    > 20 Metres

    > 25 Metres

    > 50 Metres

    The 16A single phase (230V) extension lead is fitted with a 16A 3 pin IP44 Mennekes plug and coupler at each end.

    The cable used is 2.5mm 3core H07RN-F Double insulated, Ethylene Propylene Rubber, flexible cable designed to withstand; the weather, oils/greases, mechanical and thermal stresses. Conforms to BS EN 7919.

    Approximate weight per metre – 0.215kg

    All 16A single phase cable is available to purchase or hire and can be made up in lengths ranging from 1-100M.

    For more information on our 16A single phase cable please contact sales@idesystems.co.uk.

  • AMF 400 Event

    A 400A three-phase (400V) Automatic Mains Failure (AMF) changeover panel is designed to divert power from your main…

    400A Event Changeover Panel

    A 400A three-phase (400V) Automatic Mains Failure (AMF) changeover panel is designed to divert power from your main generator to your standby generator in the event of a power failure. Mechanically and electronically interlocked AC1 rated contactors. No volt connection for remote Generator start. Auxiliary power supply for Generator battery charging or jacket water heater. 3 Position key switch for Auto, Generator run and Inhibit mains restore. Supply availability neon’s for visual representation of status. Incoming supply adjustable undervolt and time delay relays for setting of individual supply parameters. All Equipment housed in a polyethylene enclosure, with recessed Socket and Switchgear panels for mechanical protection. External brass earth studs. Complete unit mounted within a stainless steel crash frame with forklift pockets.

    10mm thick 300-Grade High Density Polyethylene, offering good impact resistance, chemical resistance and high rigidity. Density of 0.96 g/cm³, less than 0.01% moisture absorption, impact strength of 10 kJ/m², service temperature from -50 to +80°C, with greater than 1014Ω surface resistance. IP55 Rated.

    Specification:

    • Incomer: 400A 400V 3P+N+E IP67 Appliance Inlet. (Mains and Generator).
    • Outgoing: 400A 400V Powerlocks (inc 16A 1P+N+E Battery Charger Socket)
    • Dimensions H942 x W612 x D495 (mm)
    • Weight – 88kgs

    All temporary power distribution equipment is 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 60947, EN 60529 and have a 12 month warranty.

    This 400A event changeover panel is available to purchase or hire. For more information, please contact sales@idesystems.co.uk.

  • IP32

    32A Three-phase inline supply/equipment protection unit for use on any temporary electrical installation. Equipment…

    32A Inline Protection Distribution Board

    32A Three-phase inline supply/equipment 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

    Equipment housed in a self extinguishing, fully insulated, hard butyl rubber enclosure which is resistant to atmospherics and chemical agents. IP55 rated.

    Specification:

    • Incomer: 32A 400V IP67 Plug
    • Outgoing: 400A 400V Powerlock source connectors.
    • Protection: 32A 400V IP67 Socket
    • Dimensions H350 x W450 x D400 (mm)
    • Weight – 10kgs

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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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