Power Generator Safety | How To Safely Connect Generators

By 4th January 2018 Blog
Power Generator Safety

2018 IS HERE and with it is the continued rise of temporary power generators. The diesel generator market is forecast to be worth $6.40 Billion by 2021 due to an increase in electricity demand and failing infrastructures; forcing governments, utility and power companies to invest in generator safety. If you’re reading this, that’s probably music to your ears!

Power Generators are sometimes left out in the open in reach of humans, at roadsides, festivals and housing areas. High-voltage power won’t just give your customers a shock if they encounter them – it could KILL THEM! If you want your slice of the $6 Billion Dollar pie and want to deliver the safest electricity supply, you ought to know about PowerSafe; the safest connectors for power generator safety. WHY IS THAT? You ask…

1) Finger-Proof for Generator Safety

There’s always one drunk idiot person at a festival or one stupid intrigued child who wants to touch the shiny generators and cables. However, with finger-proof contacts on Phase 3 connectors, you can rest assured knowing your generators are safe for installation engineers and anyone who might be drunk or silly enough to poke a live wire (fingers can’t fit past the plastic contacts.)

That’s why Phase 3 are the choice of connector at prestigious events like the World Cup, Winter Olympics and the Commonwealth Games in 2018!

2) Clear & Safe Connection

PowerSafe connectors are colour coded and mechanically keyed – meaning each line can only mate with its compatible socket e.g Earth with Earth (Green/Green). This ensures a successful and safe assembly every time and is why UL approval on PowerSafe is imminent. For the best setup, use the Powersafe Sequential Mating Box.

The innovative locking system makes PowerSafe the must-have, higher rated, replacement for CamLock, which are shockingly still widely used across the United States. The locking mechanism prevents accidental disconnection under load, as well as integral cable strain relief – meaning no more unplanned power outages!

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3) High Impact & Temperature Protection

Phase 3’s single pole connectors are manufactured with high quality thermoplastics, perfect for high impact and temperature protection. That lazy cable assembler or events technician won’t be costing you tonnes in replacement connectors by bashing them around – they’re made to last!

4) Rubber Hand Grips for Installation

What’s that golden rule dad always told you? ‘Always bring rubbers…around electricity.’ Our rubber hand grips (customisation with your brand colour and logo available) give that extra grip and generator safety for those providing installation.

5) Power Off Assurance

When connected to a Panel Mount you cannot disconnect cables from the generator unless the power is off. This is ideal for those seeking assurance that the cables are not live when lying around if you’re using this setup.

Powersafe Powerlock Connectors

6) Waterproof IP67 Rating for generator safety

Rainy day woes with your power generators? No problem! Our IP67 ingress protection means the high voltage power connectors are fully protected against dust and capable of withstanding water immersion up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. That is why Phase 3 connectors are used worldwide for applications such as maritime and military as the leader in generator safety.

7) UK Manufactured & Assembled by Phase 3

All our products are manufactured and assembled in the UK, with all materials sourced in Europe or America. Meaning we have 100% control over the manufacturing and supply chain of our connectors, guaranteeing a high-quality product and lightning quick production. Our Scottish engineers in cold, old Fife assemble and package the connectors ready to deliver to you with industry leading lead times of less than a week (some competitors work at 17+ weeks!)

NOTE: Despite our added improvements, Phase 3 connectors are still compatible with other manufacturer’s connectors. Contact Us for more information or a quote on powerlock single pole connectors.

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Powersafe Single Pole Connector

Powersafe Single Pole Connector

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