3 Phase Power
Central Coast Level 2 Electrician is fully licenced insured and qualified to upgrade your single-phase power to 3 phase power on the Central Coast NSW. To upgrade to 3 phase power, the electrician must hold a level 2 ASP contestable Electrical licence. If you need a 3 phase Power upgrade on the Central Coast, we are the company for you.
We are Fully Licensed & Qualified by Ausgrid to upgrade you to 3 Phase Power.
3 Phase Power
In electricity, the phase refers to the distribution of the load. Single phase power is the most common power connected to Central Coast Homes. Typically, there is one power wire coming into the home from the Ausgrid network. This is, the phase wire and one neutral wire. The current flows between the neutral and the power wire. 3 phase power or an upgrade to 3 phase power may be needed for higher power loads such as Commercial or industrial businesses on the Central Coast. Also, you may need to upgrade to 3 phase power if you are installing solar panels, air conditioning, pool heating or welding equipment. You Should be told this by the manufacturer of the equipment you are purchasing or your “general electrician”. Central Coast Level 2 Electrician holds all the qualifications to upgrade your single phase to 3 phase power. We hold a ASP level 2 Electrical licence and authorised by Ausgrid.
What is 3 Phase Power
3 phase power allows you to have 400V and 230V power from the same electricity supply. 3 phase power on the Central Coast has 4 wires. 3 actives and 1 neutral supplying both 230v and 400V power. Therefore, it can triple the amount of electrical power coming into your Central Coast home or business. 3 phase power is commonly used in commercial or industrial buildings where more powerful equipment may be utilised
What is Single Phase Power
Single phase power is installed in most homes on the Central Coast. Its generally 230v on the Central Coast, actually Australia wife. However, in WA and QLD single phase is currently 240v. Although transition programs have commenced the transition of all single-phase power in WA and QLD to 230V. In electricity the phase refers to the distribution of the load. Single phase power is generally connected to Central Coast Homes. Classically, there is one power wire coming into the home from the Ausgrid network. This is the phase wire and one neutral wire. The current flows between the neutral and the power wire. Your Single Phase electricity supply may need to be upgraded to 3 phase power.
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Power
The Main difference between single and 3 phase power is the consistency of the delivery of the power. This is because there is dips and peaks in voltage. Single phase power does not offer the same consistency as three phase power. 3 phase power is generally more efficient. 3 phase power can transmit up to 3 times the amount of power in comparison to a single-phase line. The most common use of three phase motors allows for a smaller motor to provide larger output. This, is done by using the three incoming phases to run the motor; versus a single phase motor, which relies on starting equipment that draws a lot of current on start up and uses starting capacitors and certain industry related equipment to start and run.
How Do I know If I Have 3 Phase?
- Locate the switchboard normally located close to the front of the house externally of if its internal may be in a linen cupboard
- Locate the Main Circuit breaker (Images below). The Circuit breaker named “main switch” is how you can identify if you have single or 3 phase power.
- The image with one switch is single phase power, whereas the second image with the 3 switches is 3 phase power.
What do I need to if I need to upgrade to 3 phase power?
The simple answer is contact Central Coast Level 2 Electrician for a free quote, our level 2 electrician will come out explain 3 phase power and provide you with a free quote. Our Level 2 Electricians are qualified and will be able to help you throughout the entire process of upgrading your power supply to 3 phase. Central Coast Level 2 Electrician will complete the paperwork to the electricity distributer on your behalf.