Discount 3kVA Portable Transformer Hire
Made with a tough GRP case and integral carrying handle, our 3kVA Portable Transformer Hire enables work to be carried out through 240V mains supply electricity.
Simply plug into any standardised 240V power socket and the transformer will lower the voltage to a safer level.
|3kVA Portable Transformer Hire. Price Comparison – Per Week|
|LAKESIDE-HIRE||£16.50 per week|
|HSS Hire||From £43.67 per week|
|Speedy Hire||From £52.50 per week|
A Guide to Portable Transformer Hire.
What is a transformer?
A transformer is a device that transfers electrical energy from one circuit to another, usually with a change in voltage. Transformers are used extensively in power and distribution systems to step down or step up voltages.
There are two main types of transformers: single-phase and three-phase. They’re electrical boxes with a power plug and various power outlet sockets. Transformers frequently have two or more outlet sockets, allowing you to connect several 110v electric power tools to them simultaneously.
Why do I need a portable transformer?
Generally, you will need a transformer if you want to use 110v electric power tools while working on-site or at home.
While many home power equipment tools are 240 volts, most professional power tools are 110 volts for safety reasons. The difference reduces fatality risk from a cut power cable during work. In addition, this means that you can connect 110v power tools to a transformer. Then, if a power cord is inadvertently cut, the voltage is reduced, and the shock is far less severe.
In the United Kingdom, household power outlets are 240 volts. A 110v plug will not fit into a 240v socket. As a result, if you want to use a 110v power tool on a do-it-yourself project at home, you’ll need a transformer.
Safety checks for a portable transformer
Electrical transformers must be inspected for frayed connections, damaged power cables, smoke odour, loose connections or misaligned components to minimise system failures and fire risks. At Lakeside, all our tools and equipment are thoroughly safety checked so you can have full confidence when hiring a portable transformer from us.
When looking at portable transformer hire, you will generally come across two different types of transformer:
Single Phase –
These are smaller than the other two types of transformers. Therefore, they can power small tools such as drills, grinders, chainsaws, etc.
Three Phase –
These are the most powerful type of transformers and can be used to power larger tools such as air compressors, large grinders etc.
Is a transformer safe to touch?
All transformers are designed with insulated cables to prevent the user from coming into contact with the current. In addition, the body of the transformer is covered in a material that is electrically insulated. So yes, a portable transformer body is safe to touch.
Will the transformer get hot?
Transformers will become warm with normal use, but they should not become hot to the point of causing harm. If you notice a transformer getting unusually hot, shut it off and don’t use it until it has cooled down.
Transformers should be placed on a heat-resistant surface. Do not use the transformer in the vicinity of flammable liquids or materials. In addition, the transformer should not be used in harsh conditions.
Do not let unauthorised people near the transformer. Take precautions if using it at home so that children cannot get near it.
Do not use this transformer for workloads beyond its prescribed capacity
Always use the transformer for its intended purpose. Do not attempt to modify or adapt the transformer for alternate use or achieve a greater working capability than it was designed to do.
Do not pick up the transformer by its cables. This might result in a short or harm to the power cable.
Site transformer hire.
Most construction sites will need to hire a portable transformer for tasks such as powering tools and site lighting. Our 110v transformer hire is designed for both construction sites and home use.
Hiring a transformer on site
When considering site transformer hire, it is important to hire from an experienced specialist company specialising in temporary power solutions. At Lakeside, we provide transformers and power distribution equipment to hire the highest quality and safety standards.
So, if you’re working on a project that requires the use of power tools and need a 110v transformer hire, contact us today. We offer both short and long-term rentals.
All our transformers are safety checked before being dispatched to the site.
Our expert team is always on hand to provide assistance and advice, so you can be sure you’re getting the right transformer for the job.
Why Choose Lakeside-Hire ?
Concerned that hired equipment might not be up to scratch? You needn’t worry – every piece of equipment is thoroughly checked every time it returns from a job and all the equipment meets Health and Safety rules and regulations. We pride ourselves on exceeding your expectations with every 3kVA Portable Transformer Hire.