Powering The Future

Temporary power distribution throughout a worksite has remained the same for some time. Little attention has been given to improving performance, safety, reliability, or user-friendliness – until now.

Auckland based company Sitemate Power Systems has now launched a new range of products that they say, sets the benchmark for portable power solutions.

“We started from scratch and made sure that the people who use this equipment every day were involved in the process to introduce advantages and features that have been asked for in this category for decades,” says Bruce Bailey, Sitemate’s Product Development Manager.

Sitemate drew on feedback and expertise from people in the construction, demolition, civil, events and electrical industries as well as from ports, mills and mines.

The result is a comprehensive, versatile and scalable temporary power solution that includes portable main distribution switchboards, temporary power boxes, portable supply outlet assemblies, LED chain lighting and a large range of accessories – all connected by industry-leading heavy-duty power leads available in lengths of 10, 15, 20 and 30 metres and either 32 Amp or 63 Amp with a copper braided screen ensuring maximum safety and resilience.

Carefully Crafted

“We knew this equipment would be used in some very tough environments. The construction needed to be super-rugged but still simple to use, move and store,” says Sitemate Business Development Manager, Richard Collins.

The power boxes range from 10 to 250 Amps and are crafted from robust, impact resistant specially bonded polyethylene that is perfectly suited to New Zealand worksite conditions being UV treated and IP65 rated. All units are equipped with RCD’s for added safety.

The outlet configurations cater for the most common applications in events, all building sites and large construction sites.

“With these boxes, stackable actually means stackable and outlet maintenance or swap-outs can also be performed hassle-free from the exterior of the box,” says Collins.

Other notable design features include the recessed aspect of the outlets to reduce the chance of damage through collision, multiple carry points and stable, anchorable feet that minimise the risk of toppling and provide great ground clearance to avoid surface water or spills.

Scalable and Versatile

Sitemate’s temporary power solution can be inter-connected to suit any worksite, from the easily deployed portable main distribution switchboard, through to the smaller 32 Amp power boxes or strings of LED chain lights available in 25 metre, 10 lights per chain providing a maximum output of 200W per chain.

“We believe the robust construction, the zinc-coated protective cage along with the heavy-duty flexible cable makes our LED site lighting offer the most rugged on the market,” says Collins.

This new temporary power solution from Sitemate is completed by well-chosen and designed accessories with 2,3 and 5-channel, interlocking cable protector ramps and an assortment of lead hooks, brackets and stands reducing trip hazards or risk to leads.

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Available to order through your local Powerbase Branch.