We have a solution for most situations, including our solar powered time-lapse cameras. The guide below shows some of the options that we offer.
Standard 240v power
In most situations standard 240v power will be available for us to connect up to our cameras. We can connect to a standard 3 – pin socket, a 16amp commando socket or a fused spur. Our engineers are familiar with working with mains electricity but they are not qualified to connect directly into a fuse board or consumer unit. We use exterior grade mains cable, and if there is a chance that the cable could be damaged, steel wired armoured (SWA) cable is used.
We are often asked if it is OK to run our cameras off site generators which are switched off in the evening. This is fine. Our cameras will automatically start up again as soon as the generator is switched back on.
110V CTE Power
Our cameras can be set up to run on 110v CTE power commonly found on UK construction sites. This allows power cables to be run across construction sites far more safely than having standard 240v cables.
More information about electrical power on construction sites can be found on the HSE website.
Solar powered time-lapse
When no other options are available we can use one one our specialist solar powered time-lapse cameras. These have the advantage of being able to be deployed just about anywhere. The solar panels are used to charge up a large capacity battery so the system can keep running on days when there are low sunlight levels. In areas where getting enough sunlight would be difficult we can also install small wind turbines to help power the camera.
Please do not hesitate to Contact us if you have any questions at all about power for our time-lapse cameras. Our expert team will be happy to help.