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.

AMF/Inline Protection

Our Inline Protection Units are designed to support a range of generator applications such as load banking, testing and maintenance. All of our Inline Protection Units are available to purchase or hire.

  • 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

  • IP630S

    Three-phase inline supply/equipment protection and splitter unit for use on any temporary electrical installation.…

    IP630S

    Three-phase inline supply/equipment protection and splitter unit for use on any temporary electrical installation. 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 stud.

    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. IP54 Rated.

    Specification:

    • Incomer: 630A 400V 3P+N+E Powerlock drain connectors.
    • Outgoing: 2 x 630A 400V Powerlock source connectors.
    • Protection: 630A 4 pole MCCB
    • Dimensions: H450 x W550 x D495 (mm)
    • Weight: – 40kgs

    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.

  • IP630

    630A Three-phase inline supply/equipment protection unit for use on any temporary electrical installation. Equipment…

    IP630 distribution unit

    630A Three-phase inline supply/equipment protection unit for use on any temporary electrical installation. 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 stud.

    Enclosure manufactured 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. IP54 Rated.

    Specification:

    • Incomer: 630A 400V 3P+N+E Powerlock drain connectors.
    • Outgoing: 630A 400V Powerlock source connectors.
    • Protection: 630A 4P MCCB
    • Dimensions: H450 x W550 x D495 (mm)
    • Weight: – 40kgs

    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.

  • IP400

    400A Three-phase inline supply/equipment protection unit for use on any temporary electrical installation. Equipment…

    IP400 distribution unit

    400A Three-phase inline supply/equipment protection unit for use on any temporary electrical installation. 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 stud.

    Enclosure manufactured 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. IP54 Rated.

    Specification:

    • Incomer: 400A 400V 3P+N+E Powerlock drain connectors.
    • Outgoing: 400A 400V Powerlock source connectors.
    • Protection: 400A 4P MCCB
    • Dimensions H450 x W550 x D495 (mm)
    • Weight – 27kgs

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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