Weathersafe Vision – keeping an eye on outside power
Outdoor wiring accessories continue to be big business, Weathersafe Vision – keeping an eye on outside power
Outdoor wiring accessories continue to be big business, whether for creating warm well-lit areas outside bars and offices following the smoking ban or just enabling householders to use their gardening equipment, tools and other ‘toys’ safely and economically.
Weathersafe Vision from Timeguard gives you the edge in this growing marketplace with a range that makes sure users can always see whether or not the power is switched on without compromising on safety and weather proofing, with units that will maintain their good looks and clear windows for years to come.
The new Weathersafe Vision range does just what its name suggests and gives users a clear view of the status of switched equipment in use outdoors through full-sized solid plastic windows that will stay clear for years to come. This adds up to increased safety and economy, as the power supply is less likely to be left on when not needed if people can actually see what is going on. Bright red neon’s show whether or not a supply to a Weathersafe Vision socket is switched on, and users have a clear view of the status of integral RCDs.
The bigger picture
The first thing you notice about Weathersafe Vision is the full size and clarity of their clear plastic windows combined with solid colour surround where other ranges rely on smaller windows or flexible plastic coverings.
This new design is the end product of painstaking work by Timeguard’s design & engineering team who have created a design concept that, with the added benefit of Timeguard’s patented neoprene seals, ensures the weatherproof integrity to IP66, which means that they are both dust proof and provide protection against strong water jets such as garden and power hoses.
Having mastered the challenge of creating full-size viewing windows, Timeguard moved onto the other details that make outdoor power safer and more economical for the end user and created a range of singe and dual gang sockets, with tough, impact-resistant housings, options for integral RCDs, multiple 20-mm knock-outs, lids that can be shut to maintain weatherproofing when the socket(s) is in use and a facility to lock the lid with a padlock to prevent tampering.
In each case, Weathersafe Vision lets the user see what he needs to know. Is the neon on showing that the power is on? Has the RCD flag changed showing it has tripped? In double-gang switches can you see if one socket on and one off?
Safety: Generally, the message to property owners should be that the requirements for running outside electrical installations – lights and power supplies – are strict. They should be fitted by a professional electrician.
An RCD (residual currant device) should always be placed between indoor and outdoor electrical circuits, including the initial connection to an outdoor transformer used for a low-voltage system and naturally sockets and spurs with integral RCDs, complete with test and reset buttons, are included in the new Weathersafe Vision range.
Economy: The easiest way to save power is to turn ‘stuff’ off – automatically where possible. That’s why the Weathersafe vision range also includes is a dual-gang box that combines a 13A socket with a 24-hour timer. Timeguard opted for a simple segment timer here because it is easy to see the whole programme of up to 48 on/offs in a 24-hour period at a glance through the window. These units are ideal for controlling garden lighting.
If multiple socket outlets are required in one place, then the Timeguard Weathersafe IP66 multi-boxes are still the ideal choice. These boxes in both 2-gang and 4-gang sizes, come with a trailing socket already included inside and offer a keyhole slot for quick- temporary installation or channelled screw holes for permanent fixing without losing the IP rating. These boxes are ideal for installations where larger transformer plugs are to be plugged in, such as for Christmas and garden lighting.
The Weathersafe range of outdoor 13A sockets, spurs and switches offers multiple choices for installers to ensure the right product is fitted for the right application for safety, for reliability, and for standing up to the rigours of the British weather.
Weathersafe Vision from Timeguard – in stock at wholesalers NOW.
Visit www.timeguard.com or call the Timeguard team on 020 8452 1112 to find out more.