Understanding voltage optimisation
Voltage optimisation is a smart and proactive approach to manage electricity consumption by controlling the incoming voltage supplied to electrical equipment. Average UK voltage is 242v, around ten per cent higher than equipment requires. This higher voltage not only leads to increased energy consumption, but also results in higher electricity bills and unnecessary wear and tear on electrical appliances.
Voltage optimisation lowers the incoming voltage to a level that is more suitable for the electrical equipment’s efficient operation. By optimising their voltage, businesses can achieve significant energy savings and reduce their carbon emissions, making a positive impact on the environment.
How voltage optimisation works
Voltage optimisation systems are installed between the incoming electrical supply and the electrical equipment, acting as a buffer. These systems monitor the voltage levels and adjust them to ensure a consistent and optimal voltage range.
The optimisation process involves stepping down the voltage when it exceeds the desired range and slightly boosting when it falls below the required level. This way, electrical equipment receives a steady, regulated supply of voltage, maximising its efficiency and lifespan.