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uktuk

can I run 17600w constantly on uk power supply ?

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uktuk

My questions is can I run a total of 17600w permanently on a uk power supply to a domestic house.

The mains cable to the property is 35mm and the property will be running lights and 8 machines all consuming 2200w each and running 24/7

 

I just wanted to know if standard wires could cope with this draw on a constant basis. Any help appreciated.

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Sidney

As Doc H has suggested, split down the distribution a little to reduce thermal stress on the MCBs and installation equipment.

 

I do a lot of work in telecommunications switch rooms and the biggest killer of kit is heat, with high temperatures the kit is working harder and less efficiently, with lower temperatures the PSUs will operate more efficiently and last a lot longer. The more efficient they are the lower their consumption which will in turn lower the load.

 

A recent innovation has been the introduction of hot and cold aisles, this means that one piece of equipment isn't blowing hot air onto another, cold air is forced from one side with hot air extraction on another, a little bit of jigging around can make a difference. Spread the racks out a little and don't have them against a wall or right next to each other, keep the air circulating.

 

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Geoff1946

Have you actually checked your load current?  It would be very unusual for any type of equipment to be drawing its maximum rated power ALL the time. Your electrician will have a clamp meter.

 

If you could come by an infra-red imaging camera you could check all the elements of the power distribution system with it and probably remove a lot of concerns. 

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roys

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Tony S
41 minutes ago, roys said:

I to had to google the bit coin mining thing, found it quite interesting, not something I would personally get into, but interesting all the same, and certainly a new question for the forum as far as I am aware.

 

Have a look here for crypto currency https://kinesis.money/company-news/ you can get your investment back in precious metals.

 

I can’t afford to buy in and to be honest I wouldn’t want to. “If you can’t hold it, you don’t own it.”

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uktuk
6 hours ago, Doc Hudson said:

 

 

If the circuits have been designed correctly for the expected loads, the cables should have been selected in relation to the installation methods, so should be able to carry the power you want. But I am not convinced the average domestic consumer unit is intended to run at higher than average current for over 90% of the time. (you would need to check with the consumer unit manufacture to see if they impose any limitations). If this is just a standard domestic single phase consumer unit I'd be concerned about a single main switch running this load 24/7.  The slightest loose termination on the tails and it will be melted main switch time.  Also MCB's sitting next to each other may have issues getting warm, possibly leaving a blank space between each MCB if you have room in the board would help.  Also I'd consider splitting the tails into a couple of smaller consumer units so no single 100A rated switch was carrying the whole load. Basically you need to ensure nothing gets too warm, as it won't have any lower usage time to cool down. 

 

Doc H.   

I think this is good advice and will get my electrician to do this. I do have cooling in the room and think your ideas are all valid so will speak with him about this.

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uktuk
1 hour ago, Tony S said:

 

Have a look here for crypto currency https://kinesis.money/company-news/ you can get your investment back in precious metals.

 

I can’t afford to buy in and to be honest I wouldn’t want to. “If you can’t hold it, you don’t own it.”

Don't take offence but you cant hold any money in your bank account more than you could cryptocurrency. It is identical in every way apart from who stores it and transfers it.

There is zero difference between you holding currency in a bank as in a crypto wallet in terms of storing and spending other than your crypto wallet being hidden from prying eyes.

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Tony S
1 hour ago, uktuk said:

Don't take offence but you cant hold any money in your bank account more than you could cryptocurrency. It is identical in every way apart from who stores it and transfers it.

There is zero difference between you holding currency in a bank as in a crypto wallet in terms of storing and spending other than your crypto wallet being hidden from prying eyes.

 

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