Public safety is always of paramount concern for architects, developers, and electrical engineers when considering external power supplies for outdoor spaces. Pedestrian access has to be clear as possible and the risk of electrocution has to be minimal, to ensure public areas are safe and comfortable for people.
Pop Up Power Supplies® supply a range of innovative retractable service units that provide a reliable and effective power supply for outdoor spaces and events. Our retractable nature means they can be raised from the ground and lowered back again with minimal effort, ensuring walkways are clear and free from any form of tripping hazard or risk of electrocution.
Increased safety in public places
Our range of retractable service units include Pop Up Units, Flip Lid / In-Ground Units and Power Bollards, and feature various specifications, uses and benefits for powering outdoor spaces.
Our range of power units: Pop Up Units
Pop Up Units, also known as Retractable Telescopic Feeder Pillars, are incredibly versatile units that provide electricity, water connection or data points for public areas. The ‘pop up’ nature of the units highlights their safety benefits they bring to outdoor areas.
They can be raised and lowered easily with a detachable handle, so when they are no longer needed they are lowered back into the ground therefore posing no on-going risk to the public, as well as keeping the units safe from weather elements and vandalism.
They provide power sockets ranging from 16A to 12 5A power supply in both single and three phase, all with RCBO protection. Housed within sturdy concrete and cast iron casings, the power units are simply lowered into position (with only light excavation needed to dig the hole).
The unit covers are made up of stainless steel AISI304 and offer significant protection to the power units when they are fully retracted. Operating the pop up electric sockets is easy – they are simply raised and lowered using a detachable handle.
The power units are supplied complete, therefore once they have been designed to the suitable specification, it is delivered to site where all the contractor has to do then is to dig the required hole and install the unit. The simplicity of specifying the pop up plug sockets means the units are a favourite with architects, contractors, electrical engineers, developers, local councils, estates departments in universities, urban designers and many more engineering professionals.
Our range of In Ground Power Units, or Flip Lid Units as they are also known, are also an extremely safe option for powering outside spaces and public places.
They are a relatively compact design but best of all, they can be operated with the lid locked down. This means they can provide a stable power supply to outdoor markets and stalls preventing any public access and reducing trip hazards. The power sockets are safely located within the high-grade mild steel structure, which is hot dip galvanised to BS EN: ISO1461. This makes our range of In Ground Units particularly suitable for outdoor spaces, festivals, market days and other public areas.
Our Flip Lid Power Units were installed in public areas in the town of Stamford, Lincolnshire. Council Planners were pleased with the power units as not only did they benefit from a safe source of outdoor electricity for the local market stalls, but there was minimal impact on the integrity and beauty of the local area – the covers of the IGUs are recessed so paving can be installed in the top, making them adaptable to the surrounding environment. They are also tested unfilled to FACTA Class B loadings
Pop Up Power Supplies® supply a range of power bollards in elegant designs, providing a safe power supply for outdoor areas. We supply in various configurations and finishes – with three different diameters available; four configurations for the tops, including Parc Paris Top, Domed Top, Button Top and Sloping Top; and also available in a powder painted RAL colour, mirrored finish or custom paint finishes.
Council planners at Gravesham Borough Council were pleased with the power bollards supplied to them, as they provided a stylish and practical power supply for the area outside their civic centre. They are totally encased which means they are a safe option for the area as it gets high levels of footfall all year round.
Pop Up Power Units installed in outdoor spaces around the UK
Our Pop up electric sockets have been installed in many locations across the UK where a safe external power supply was needed. They provide a power supply for:
- Town centres for markets and other events (e.g. Rugby, Covent Garden, Preston, Stamford and Gravesham Borough Council)
- Universities for various outdoor events and weddings (e.g. Aberdeen and Exeter)
- Shopping centres for stalls and outdoor markets (e.g. Gallions Reach Shopping Centre, New Mersey Shopping Park
- Sports stadiums for outdoor lighting and various stalls (e.g. Wembley Arena Square, Chelsea Football Club, Ebbsfleet United Football Club and Mary Peters Track)
- Heritage sites for outdoor events (e.g. Chiswick House, Hampton Court Palace, Woburn Abbey and The National Memorial Arboretum)
- Leisure facilities for stalls and events (e.g. Dreamland Amusement Park in Margate, Kingsbarns Golf Course and many caravan parks across the UK)
We work closely with some of the UK’s leading contractors, architects, civil engineers, electrical engineers and other industry professionals creating bespoke outdoor power solutions for their external area project.