Commercial properties that demand unhindered sources of electricity (such as offices, factories and retail stores to name a few) will often have three phase power installed. This enables them to run a lot of appliances at once and to run equipment that consumes larger amounts of energy.
The type of equipment that generally requires this sort of power includes: air conditioning, heating, motors and pumps, heavy machinery and uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems.
In residential properties, single phase power is generally installed. This means that electricity is delivered to the property via a single live wire. In a three phase system, there are three live wires delivering electricity to the property, which produces three separate ‘waves’ of power for your equipment to tap into.
If your premises currently operate on single phase power but you think three phase will better meet your needs, Smillie can help you make the switch.