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Everything You Need To Know About Green Electrical Transformer Boxes

Green electrical boxes, or commonly referred to as transformers, are located around NSW homes and supply underground electrical systems with power. These are important as they are what provide the electrical energy being used within the home. Power transformers have many positive attributes, being used to transfer electrical energy into the electricity that runs throughout the building. The Local Electrician aims to educate all of Sydney on the importance of electricity and that is why we provide to you information on green electrical transformer boxes and why they are essential.

Green electrical transformer boxes are what supplies a home with underground electrical power in a safe manner. They are efficient in many ways, mostly due to recycling electrical power, therefore reducing the electrical bill. Additionally, these transformers also are better for the environment because they use Ester oil, less energy and are longer lasting.

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What Is A Green Electrical Box?

The green box in front of your house has been developed with the technology of industrial electrical systems, all within the small box. These transformer boxes are mainly included for the fact that they store leftover electrical power then recycle it. By adjusting the electrical system, less amperage and heat generation occurs with a reduced electrical usage resulting.

The system works by when the motor begins running, the utility transformer then provides power. When electrical energy is needed, it starts from the wires then through the meter to the panel box. It will then finish at the transformer. The green electrical transformer box will only provide the needed amount of electricity to the motor. The reserved electricity is stored to then be used later on, with many beneficial outcomes happening from this.

Another feature for the green electrical box is that it offers extra protection against power surges. Additionally, as there is less heat released from the box, wires and motor, the green electrical box cools the electrical panel.

Benefits with Green Transformer Boxes

With having a green transformer box within the home electrical system there are many different benefits that come with it. These mainly include:

Less Energy Used

With having a green transformer box within the home electrical system there are many different benefits that come with it. These mainly include:

Decreased Heat Generated

With less electricity running throughout the system, the heat generated from the motor, wires and the box is decreased. This means that the electrical box and motor is cooler and therefore safer when running.

Lowered Electrical Bill

The heat reduction and power usage being lowered means that the overall energy bill is smaller.

With the amount of heat produced and electricity used being high the bill will increase. However, as these two elements are decreased with the power box, the amount of energy used is lessened. Therefore, the whole energy bill is lowered as the green transformer is cheaper to run.

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Prolonged Lifespan of Motor and Electrical Appliances

With the amount of heat produced being limited, the lifespan of the motor and electrical appliances are increased. Also, less electrical energy running within the whole system means that the appliances are not working too much. As a result, they are able to run successfully for a longer period of time with less faults.

Eco-Friendly/ Sustainable

The significant decrease in pollution being made from the power transformer is because it uses ester oil over mineral oil. This is because using ester oil means that it is biodegradable, as well as less toxic for the environment. Overall, when the green power box is in operation, there is less damage caused to the environment.

Another important factor is how the green electrical transformer box is designed to have as little maintenance as possible. With being more durable and reducing power consumption, the box remains healthy for longer periods of time.

Increased Safety

An improvement in safety is because of the ester oil as it is overall less flammable. Additionally, the box serves as another point for protecting from power surges, which can cause electrical damage and electrocution.

Noise is Reduced

The box runs quietly due to the fact that equipment and materials are involved within the box. These components, as a result, allow the whole system to operate at a more quiet level.

Other Main Components With Green Electrical Transformer Boxes

With the eco-friendly power boxes, there are other important elements involved:

  • There will be a dramatic decrease in the power bill. Factors such as the size of the building, can alter the price. Similarly, the amount of electricity being paid per kilowatt and the motor load also changes the pricing.
  • To work within a home, the home must have a circuit breaker panel that includes breaker switches. However, all modern homes are legally required to have them installed so most homes can have the green transformer boxes installed.
  • The general life-span of the transformer is averaged at twenty five years, still there is little maintenance needed.

Landscape Considerations

The green power box will need to be heavily considered when landscaping to ensure the safety of the home, power box and people. Here are some points to consider when wanting to do landscaping:

  • Three metres is the general clearance point from the primary side of the box, where the lock faces the house
  • Digging besides the box is never a good idea
  • One and a half metres is where clearance should be on the other sides of the box
  • Covering the box is also not a good thing to do, the box needs proper air circulation to run correctly

Frequently Asked Green Electrical Box Questions!

What Is A Green Electrical Box Called?

The green power box will need to be heavily considered when landscaping to ensure the safety of the home, power box and people. Here are some points to consider when wanting to do landscaping:

  • Three metres is the general clearance point from the primary side of the box, where the lock faces the house
  • Digging besides the box is never a good idea
  • One and a half metres is where clearance should be on the other sides of the box
  • Covering the box is also not a good thing to do, the box needs proper air circulation to run correctly

What Can I Plant Around A Transformer?

The reason substations need space around them is that as they transform energy, they dissipate heat. This means that they need room to cool down and that vegetation would directly interfere with this process.

What Distance Should I Keep From A Green Electrical Box?

Homeowners should always maintain a distance of at least 3 metres from a transformer at all times. They should also ensure that no plants are growing near the transformer so that it is easy for electricians to carry our repairs and maintenance.

Are Green Electrical Boxes Dangerous?

Green electrical boxes contain pad-mounted transformers. These transformers are responsible for converting higher power voltage to lower power voltage which is needed to supply underground cables with electricity. However, they are safe to general public as they are contained and will not pose a risk to you.

Can I Hide My Property’s Transformer?

Although green electrical boxes may look out of place on your property. They are absolutely vital for supplying your home with power. They should never been directly covered with anything but you can consider placing a wooden barrier around the transformer.

Qualified Electricians Ready to Work on All Transformer Boxes

The Local Electrician and our Level 2 Electrician team can help install or perform maintenance on all Green Electrical Transformer Boxes. Moreover, we are available as Emergency Electrician workers, meaning we can be called for 24/7 to work on all transformer boxes.

We also understand all the laws and regulations with installing transformer boxes. We can perform electrical safety inspections to ensure that the transformer box  is properly installed.

Call us now on 0439 823 190, otherwise email us at info@thelocalelectrician.com.au for all green electrical box queries!

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