Your Guide To Avoiding Overloaded Power Outlets at Work

Dec 22, 2020

You go to work to get things done – hopefully on-time and with attention to detail.

From the everyday office jobs, to multifaceted project work, many workplaces are utilising high-tech data storage systems to keep data and details protected, and easily accessible by the necessary people.

This means more and more electrical devices are being utilised for workers to achieve high volume work, on-time and to a high standard.

An overloaded power outlet eventuates when your electrical system is overworked by the sheer number of devices and equipment plugged in and the result may be expensive and dangerous.

Want to know how to avoid overload power outlets at work?

Read more from Wacomm, Perth Commercial Electricians to find out.

Be wary of high amp appliances at work

The amplitude of a wave is related to the amount of energy it carries. You may not be aware of the amplitude (amp) your many workplace appliances draw.

Let’s take a closer look:

  • Kitchens are often the culprits of many devices and appliances going at once.
  • Juice blenders, coffee machines, toasters, microwaves and stand mixers may all be going at once (particularly if you’re in hospitality).

All these electrical devices plugged in and used at once can definitely lead to exceeding the power capacity of the power outlet.

It’s highly worth calling out a Perth electrical contractor to carry out an electrical test at your business.

Use power boards in moderation

Many older office buildings and workshops have a limited (generally only a couple) number of power outlets per room. This has led to many bosses and workers alike plugging in power boards.

Power boards are fine in moderation, but plugging one into another, and then another, and then another? There’s your issue.

What can you do instead?

Only have appliances plugged in and switched on when needed, and only have a couple of power boards on the go.

Circuit breaker checks

A circuit breaker is designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by short circuits and excess currents. It’s supposed to ‘trip’ when there’s an electrical fault.

A tripped circuit breaker is a good wake up call, and when you should call a Perth commercial electrician to diagnose and solve your commercial electrical faults.

Electrical rewiring and safety checks with a Perth commercial electrician

As our world develops technologically, the buildings and premises we work in and from may become outdated and less functional.

This is how a Perth electrical contractor can help:

  • Electrical rewiring – so your business and workers can easily meet demand with modern, optimised electrical systems, and
  • Electrical safety inspections – so you can have peace of mind and find any faults or future electrical warnings.

All of the above will help everyone at your workplace be electrically aware and safe at work.

Let a commercial electrician in Perth optimise your business so you can increase productivity, safety and overall efficiency in your workplace.

Need a commercial electrician in Perth? Contact Wacomm today for prompt and professional Perth electrical contractors to come to your business.

 

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