Energy management: Larson Electronics, an industrial lighting company, has announced a new portable power distribution system that converts 480 volts AC single phase electrical current to 120 and 240 volts AC. The MGL-25-480.3P-1X480.50A-4X120.20A-2X240.50A temporary power distribution system provides a safe and reliable way for operators in industrial settings to tap into and utilize power sources independently of the work area. This system provides operators the ability to safely tap into and distribute 480 volts AC power from a variety of sources including generators and direct grid power. The transformer is designed to operate with 480 volts, three phase which is then stepped down to 240 and 120 volts AC.
Ten feet of SOOW line-in cable is included to connect the substation to a primary 480-volt power supply. On the primary side, a 125-amp main breaker provides protection for the 25KVA 480 to 120/240 volt single phase transformer. On the secondary side, a 100-amp main breaker 120/240 volt panel provides protection for four 20 amp 120 volt 5-20R GFCI outlets and two 50A 240V outlets. A singe 50-amp receptacle is also configured on this unit to allow operates to run a piece of 480 volt equipment.
The transformer and distribution assembly is mounted to a standard steel dolly cart style frame resulting in an extremely stable, durable, and mobile power distribution platform. Two rubber tires and a cart style mounting platform provide easier substation mobility, and a center point lift eye allows easy lifting with cable or chain hooks. This power distribution system is NEMA 3R rated and ideal for many indoor and outdoor applications.
“This unit provides an effective power distribution system for operators performing plant turnarounds, maintenance and cleaning in hazardous areas, equipment installations and repairs, and other activities requiring alternative power sources,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larsonelectronics.com. “This system gives operators the capability of tapping into 480 volts to operate 120/240-volt equipment.”
Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of LED light towers, portable power distribution systems, explosion proof lights for hazardous locations, portable work lights and industrial grade LED area lights.