How energy-efficient are your sockets?

25 July 2018 | Web Article Number: ME201810955

Electrical & Electronics
Green Industries & Renewable Energy
Power Generation
How energy-efficient are your sockets?

WITH the rising price of energy, and the global cost of carbon emissions, the trend is increasingly moving to explore the ways in which our total consumption can be reduced to result in less energy-intensive industrial operations.

Industry accounts for more than 30% of global energy consumption which is likely to increase by 50% in the next 30 years, with electric power a leading CO² emissions culprit.

That’s according to Marechal Electric, which recently undertook laboratory testing in France to benchmark traditional industrial socket-outlets against its own patented butt contact technology in terms of energy efficiency.

The tests were performed on brand new 32A socket-outlets (1st year of life) as well as 32A socket-outlets (1 year +) showing signs of contact oxidation. Test results were catagorised according to contact resistance, thermal dissipation and thermal loss.

According to the company, the results show that its product offers up to 5.7 times less resistance on oxidized contacts than a standard pin and sleeve product.

“Thanks to Marechal’s Dual Voltage design, we can offer two voltages supplied by the same socket-outlet which significantly reduces the socket-outlet installation base and therein constituting a real-time cost saving for the user,” the company said in a statement.

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