3kVA Portable Transformer Hire


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RRP £52.50
Our price from £16.50 per week

  • Platinum Service available on this product
  • Converts 240V to 110V for site applications
  • Heavy Duty
  • 18.5Kg
  • Easy, no-fuss collection, give us a call to arrange your off-hire
  • PASMA trained hire-coordinators available to call for expert help and advice

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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.

Safety Precautions

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.

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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.

Our minimum order is £50 before VAT

We understand that more than just money is lost when your equipment is late or cannot be delivered or collected when you need it to be.

Our delivery options:

Standard Service

Delivery between 07:00-11:59
Collection between 08:00-17:00
£15.00 each way, delivery and collection

Standard delivery is Free if your hire is longer than three weeks.

Timed Service

Within the M25
Booking slot by the hour = £45.00
(ie between 09:00-10:00)
Exact time = £60.00

Specialist Services

1. Out of hours - we can arrange deliveries and collections outside of normal times. Prices start from £60

2. Waiting time - if you only need the equipment for a few hours we can provide a van to wait at your site ready for when you are finished with the equipment. Waiting time is charged at £30 per half hour.

For areas outside the M25 we can supply a hire service from a third party. Whilst this service is not covered by our standard guarantee, we will guarantee that you will recieve the equipment you need the very next day. Delivery and collection for rehire service is £15 each way anywhere in the country.

Ask your Hire Co-ordinator for more details.

Powered Access Service & Delivery

We are now pleased to off a range of powered access to cater for a wide variety of your projects. As this is a specilaist area in access please check which delivery services are available when place your order with your Hire Co-ordinator.


Give us a call to arrange your collection, off-hire your equipment with no-fuss and we will get it collected as soon as possible.

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Platinum Service is free
for commercial orders within greater London!
With our platinum service for commercial orders within greater London, You get extra quick delivery and many other guarantees - or your money back. And you even get a 5% discount for orders more than 7 days!
This is because we are able to deliver this product from our very own yard.
If you are ordering outside of London as a commercial customer, Platinum service is still available for a small charge - Call us on 0333 331 5698 !
  Standard Service Platinum Service
Next Day Delivery if you order before 3pm
With both standard and platinum service we guarantee next day delivery if you order before 3pm the previous day. With standard your order will arrive any time between between 8am-5pm. With platinum it is guaranteed to arrive before midday.
Next Morning Delivery if you order before 3pm
With Platinum service we guarantee next day delivery before 12pm if you order before 3pm the previous day. With standard service, your order will arrive at any time between 8am-5pm the next day (if you order before 3pm the previous day).
Discount for second week of hire?
On platinum service you get a 5% discount from your second week of hiring onwards - this means your second week onwards will be at a lower price than standard!
Free delivery for 3 weeks of hire +
On platinum service you get Free delivery if you order for 3 weeks or more!
Safety checked Equipment?
On standard service the equipment is fully checked. As the platinum equipment comes from our very own yard we ensure it is Extra Enhance Checked before dispatch – Guaranteed to pass even the most extreme health and safety checks for blue chip building sites and ready for use on the toughest terrains.
Cleaned Equipment?
On standard service the equipment is fully cleaned. However, we jet-wash our platinum equipment, so it’s fit for a queen - guaranteed to be clean enough for hospitals, offices, theatres, and so on.
Precise Time Slots Available?
With Platinum service you can:
  • Select a precise 1 hour slot for +£45
  • Select an absolutely exact time for +£60
If you want to select a precise time slot for delivery please call us on 0333 331 5698 and hire your equipment in minutes.
Money Back Guarantee?
With Platinum service you have a Money Back Guarantee for your first week of hire if you are not 100% satisfied
  Free Free
for commercial orders within greater London