Types of Practical Portable Power Sources for Businesses
This year, UK startups are expected to break records yet again with British businesses being increasingly innovative. This comes after more than 650,00 new businesses opened their doors in 2016 – a figure that continued to rise last year.
So, what does this have to do with power sources? With more entrepreneurs taking the leap and starting their own enterprises, this means more people are working in a different capacity, often in a mobile capacity.
No matter what kind of company you own, from a small food vendor to an outdoor events business, here are the different types of portable power sources to help you find the most practical solution for your needs.
An ideal portable power option, spider boxes are popular with business owners are they are relatively inexpensive and offer a practical temporary solution. They are also convenient, economical and safe, whether for a construction site, event lighting or power tools.
Typically cheaper than other portable power supplies, spider boxes can be used as a single unit or connected in a series, depending on your requirements. Additionally, they are designed to work even in remote, hard to reach and difficult environments, making them ideal for outdoor use.
A popular choice with construction firms, a transformer works by altering voltage power. For example, they are most commonly used with high voltage tools, where the power must be lowered to provide a safe working environment. Additionally, transformers are designed to earth voltage and have built-in overload systems, to prevent shock and provide a safe supply.
Portable by design, they can be used in a range of situations and are available in a variety of configurations.
Investing in a portable generator can be a wise decision, providing businesses with a back-up source that can be used in the case of a power cut, or allowing companies to host outdoor events. However, generators come in a range of engines, outputs, wattages, weights and fuelling options, so it is important to thoroughly research before purchasing.
For example, petrol generators are typically cheaper to buy, while diesel engines tend to be more efficient and therefore cheaper to fuel.
Across these three different types of mobile power solutions, the option you select will very much depend on the type of business you own, as well as the use and power required. Hopefully this article has proved helpful but if in doubt, speak to an electrical expert who will be able to guide you and provide advice.