3 Phase Electricity Supply

If you’re interested in having a 3 phase electrical supply installed in a large multi use property or require work to be carried out on your current electrical supply. Here at GEC, we help provide 3 phase electrical supplies for a wide range of businesses all across the UK.

If you run a small business with low electricity requirements, a single-phase meter will be perfectly adequate for your operations.

What is a 3 phase electricity connection?

Put simply, a single-phase connection has one live wire whereas a 3 phase connection has three. Both connections will most likely have a neutral wire and an earth wire too. A 3 phase supply is more continual and reliable and therefore better suited to accommodate higher loads; hence why they’re commonly used in businesses with high energy requirements.

If you have any questions about your current electrical supply or whether you require a 3 phase electrical supply for your premises. You can call us on 0330 678 0660 to speak to our electricity supply experts who will be able to talk you through your options and answer any of your questions.

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Converting to 3 phase electricity supply

The most standard electricity connection is a single-phase, which as its name suggests, is just one single wire. However, if you need to increase your standard electricity supply, we can convert it to a three-phase supply without having to remove the existing infrastructure, keeping any disruption to a minimum.
Reasons for converting your electric supply to 3 phase:

How do I know what type of electricity supply I have?

If you’re not sure if your electricity supply is a single phase or a 3 phase electricity supply, take a look at the fuses in your fuse box. A single phase supply will have one fuse, whereas a 3-phase supply will have three 100amp fuses.

If after looking inside your fuse box you’re still unsure, you may want to consider giving our electricity experts a call on 0330 678 0660 today and we can help you to determine what time of electricity connection you have within your property.

Can I get a three-phase electricity supply at home?

If you need more power, we can upgrade your single-phase electricity to a three-phase supply. Technology is much more readily available now, allowing a 3 phase connection to be used in many homes. Please note, it’s best to check which supply is the most cost-effective for your operations.

Will I need to change my electric meter?

If you’re currently using a single-phase electric connection and wish to convert to a three-phase, your electric meter will need upgrading to house all three cables, rather than just one.

Is 3 phase cheaper than single-phase?

The wiring used to deliver a 3 phase connection is generally cheaper than the standard single-phase, as well as there being fewer components needed to deliver the electricity. This electricity connection is the ideal choice for industrial properties such as data centres, as their electric requirements are higher than other business types.

If you have any questions about your current electrical supply or whether you require a 3 phase electrical supply for your premises. You can call us on 0330 678 0660 to speak to our electricity supply experts who will be able to talk you through your options and answer any of your questions.