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Navigating Temporary Power with Cleveland Cable Company

June 2024

Navigating Temporary Power
In the ever-evolving landscape of construction projects, events, and emergencies, temporary power becomes an indispensable requirement. Whether it's powering a construction site, a festival venue, or providing emergency backup during a power outage, having a reliable temporary power supply is crucial. But with the number of options available, how do you know which is the best solution for your needs?

 What is the Best Temporary Power Supply?

The answer to this question depends on various factors such as the duration of use, power requirements, location, and budget. However, one of the most versatile and commonly used temporary power solutions is the use of generators. Generators come in various sizes and types.

For shorter durations or smaller power needs, portable generators are often sufficient. These can be easily transported and set up, making them ideal for events or smaller construction sites. On the other hand, for larger projects or extended periods of use, towable generators or even generator trucks might be more suitable.

How Do You Set Up Temporary Power?

Setting up temporary power involves several steps to ensure safety and efficiency. Start by assessing your power requirements and the location looking at where the temporary power will be installed. Select a suitable location for the appropriate generator based on your power needs and fuel availability considering factors such as ventilation and safety regulations. After installing test the generator to ensure it is functioning correctly and providing the required power. Regular maintenance of the generator is also essential to ensure continuous and reliable power supply.

 What Size Cable Do I Need for Temporary Power?

To determine the size of the cable needed for temporary power several factors must be considered. Firstly, it’s essential to assess the total power consumption of the devices or equipment that will be powered using the cable. This helps in selecting a cable that can handle the required power without overheating or sustaining damage. Secondly, the distance between the power source and the equipment plays a crucial role in determining the cable size as longer distances may require thicker cables to minimise voltage drop and ensure efficient power transmission. Additionally, environmental factors such as the temperature and the presence of moisture or chemicals should be taken into account to ensure the chosen cable can withstand the conditions it will be exposed to.

 Flexible Mains Leads for the Power Industry

Cleveland Cable provides tailor-made power leads to your exact specifications, with any cable size and length. We have the largest stock and range of HO7RN-F and EPR-CSP cables in the UK, including all sizes and core configurations from 1mm² to 630mm². Additionally, we hold a full range of control flexes, both braided and unbraided, up to 95mm². Any of these cables can be incorporated into customized leads.

 In-House Testing Prior to Delivery

Leads are prepared in our workshop by fully trained operatives, with all assemblies thoroughly tested at each stage of the process. Accurate records are maintained to ensure complete traceability upon completion. Every customer is guaranteed the highest quality materials throughout. Our extensive stock of cables allows us to provide instant availability for any special requirements, with orders typically completed and dispatched within two working days.