Contingency Power

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The automatic mains failure (AMF) panel is designed to divert power from your main generator to your back-up generator in the event of power failure. Our automatic mains failure panels (available 400A-630A) are manufactured from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) which has a high resistance against harsh weather conditions and chemical corrosion.

  • AMF125S-1

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

    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. No volt connection for remote Generator start (N/O & N/C). Auxiliary power supply for Generator battery charging or 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 external brass earth stud. Complete unit
    mounted within a galvanised steel crash frame with forklift pockets.

    Enclosure
    Grey (RAL7035) textured powder coated Zintec steel construction with phosphate welds. Termination compartment with internal polycarbonate/terminal protection shrouds and external panel key lock door. Top and bottom steel gland plate. Assembled to IP55.

    Termination Protection
    Input 1 (Mains): Termination, 3P+N+E Hardwire Protection, 125A 4 Pole Contactor
    Input 2 (Generator): Termination, 3P+N+E Hardwire Protection,  125A 4 Pole Contactor
    Outgoing (Load): Termination,  3P+N+E Hardwire Protection,  N/A
    Aux 13A 230V 1P+N+E Socket 16A 2 Pole 30mA RCBO (All MCB’s have C-Type trip curves. All RCD’s and RCBO’s are Type A)

    Dimensions: H 1400mm x W 985mm x D 500mm

    Weight: 75kgs

  • AMF 250s-1

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

    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.

    Specification

    Input: Termination, 3P+N+E Hardwire Protection, 250A 4 Pole Contactor

    Input 2 (Generator): Termination, 3P+N+E Hardwire Protection, 250A 4 Pole Contactor

    Outgoing (Load): Termination, 3P+N+E Hardwire Protection, N/A

    Size: H 1700mm x W 985mm x D 530mm

    Weight: 160kgs

  • AMF 800S-1

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

    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 and lifting eyes.

    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): Termination, 3P+N+E Hardwire Protection, 800A 4 Pole Contactor

    Input 2 (Generator): Termination, 3P+N+E Hardwire Protection, 800A 4 Pole Contactor

    Outgoing (Load): Termination, 3P+N+E Hardwire Protection, N/A

    Aux 32A 230V 1P+N+E Socket 32A 2 Pole 30mA RCBO (All MCB’s have C-Type trip curves. All RCD’s and RCBO’s are Type A)

    Dimensions: H 1800mm x W 1260mm x D 600mm

    Weight: 320kg

  • AMF 125 Event

    Three-phase Auto Mains Fail (AMF) unit allows automatic connection of a secondary electrical supply to a load upon…

    Event Changeover 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 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. Enclosure incorporates integrated lifting handles and rails for ease of handling and stacking.  External brass earth studs.

    The enclosure is fabricated from 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.

    • Input 1 (Mains): 125A 400V 5 pin IP67 inlet. Protection: 125A 4 pole contactor
    • Input 2 (Generator): 125A 400V 5 pin IP67 inlet. Protection: 125A 4 pole contactor
    • Outgoing (Load) : 125A 400V 5 pin IP67 socket. Protection: N/A
    • Aux: 16A 230V 3 Pin IP44 socket. Protection: 16A 2 Pole 30mA RCBO
    • Dimensions H600 x W550 x D495 (mm)
    • Weight – 45kgs

    All AMF changeover panels 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. For more information, please contact sales@idesystems.co.uk.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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