Another type of generator is a generator that is equipped with an automatic voltage regulator (AVR). This ensures that the output voltage is regulated in such a way that voltage differences are limited (the voltage drops and peaks must be between 200 V and 250 V). If the unit is equipped with an AVR (automatic voltage regulator), the voltage differences are between 1 and 2%. In theory, you could find a very sensitive device that cannot handle even this limited voltage difference. When in doubt, we advise you to opt for a generator with inverter technology. The TXU Energy plans are there with the finest deals now.
Devices to be connected to your generator
It is therefore important to see exactly what you want to connect. As mentioned earlier, sensitive equipment cannot stand a generator that varies in voltages. For these types of devices such as your computer, LCD TV or HR boiler, it is therefore important to opt for an inverter or AVR generator. Less sensitive equipment such as a freezer, vacuum cleaner or toaster can be connected to a standard generator without any problems.
The connection of electricity plays an important role in new construction. The network operator is responsible for this. In addition, there are also obligations that you will have to meet. Even with a renovation where the existing electricity connection needs to be weighted or expanded, there are a number of things to take into account. On this page, we go through the most important things step by step, including an indication of the costs and a golden tip on how you can save money. Contact our electricians for free.
Start connecting electricity
Before the home is connected to the network you are responsible as the owner for the preparation of the connection. Here are the steps to be followed:
Install the site cupboard electricity connection of the yard cupboard
First of all, a construction site must be installed. This is a temporary power supply for the work carried out on site. A site cupboard can be rented for around 10 to 15 euros on a monthly basis. The inspection and VAT are not included in this. Another option is draining electricity at the neighbors, this is an alternative that can save you a lot of money. Make sure there are clear agreements and the installation of a loose power measuring device to register the consumption. If you want to place a construction site and would like to get some more information, you can go to an electrician in your area via this page.
Make a temporary connection
Before the site cupboard can be put into use, a provisional connection will have to be requested from the local network operator. This is Infrax or Eandis in Flanders and Sibelga for a home in Brussels. You can immediately arrange for the standard connection since arranging the entire administration can take some time.
Install the energy bend/connection bend
An energy bend or a connection bend is a combination of five plastic pipes that are connected to each other with the aim of bringing electricity, television cable, telephony, water and natural gas to the home. This bend is mandatory to place at a single-family home. Often this bend will be installed by the contractor, it is also possible to place it yourself. The connecting bend must be worked into the foundation and will protrude slightly above the floor. You must take the following into account:
- The top of the openings must remain at least 60 cm below the final surface.
- The openings must be accurately sealed with removable plugs.
- Every opening leading to or from the connecting bend must protrude at least 30 cm above the finished floor pass. The supply channels will enter the home via the energy bend.