With outside spaces having never worked harder than in the past year, Hamilton’s Sales and Marketing Director, Gavin Williams, discusses how outdoor power solutions can give functionality a much-needed boost!
Outdoor spaces have never worked harder than in the past year – whether that’s a residential garden becoming both a playground and an office space, or pubs and restaurants accommodating more alfresco drinking and dining customers than ever before. The outdoors has become a lifeline for allowing friends and families to stay connected, and for the hospitality industry to generate an essential revenue stream when restrictions have allowed.
Getting power safely into these outside spaces can make them even more practical and versatile this spring, summer and beyond. To support, Hamilton provides a total power and control solution with its Elemento weatherproof accessories and Hamilton Air Wireless Switching.
Bringing power safely outdoors
Power can be delivered to sheds and garden offices, to gazebo heating and lighting, or even TV screens in outdoor sports bars, with Hamilton’s Elemento waterproof wiring accessories. IP66 certified RCD units ensure safe operation of outdoor equipment, or an easy-access power solution for other portable electricals.
To safely power lighting or entrance gates – amongst other electrical circuits – the Elemento range features 20AX Retractive and Double Pole Switches. The Retractive Switch automatically sits in the OFF position. Pressing and holding the switch ON restores power to the circuit, which is indicated by a red neon power light.
The Elemento range is easy to install with convenient white-on-black terminal markings and only requires one size of screwdriver for installation. The solutions are IP66 rated with an easy-to-open latch and scientifically-formulated gel seal that ensures integrity and protection from water, dust, and small particles.
The casings are contemporary in design but robust and impact resistant, and can also withstand hot and cold extremes without discolouring, fading, or cracking, making them perfect for the temperamental British weather!
Moreover, they come with a 10-year guarantee for peace of mind.
Take remote control of the open air!
Once power to the garden has been established, Hamilton’s IP56-rated Air Wireless 4-Channel Switching system enables remote control of different outdoor electrical features, such as lighting, electric gates, and pumps for decorative water features.
Each channel x4 has a maximum loading of 1.25kW, with a total load capacity of 4kW, i.e., if channels 1, 2 and 3 are fully loaded making 3.75kW, you still have 0.25kW on channel 4. Alternatively, you could load up all four channels with 1kW each. And, with the efficiency of modern LED lighting, 4kW will be more than adequate for most projects.
For control, each unit comes with a battery-powered wireless transmitter wall plate that can be mounted indoors or inside an outdoor building. Alternatively, a convenient hand-held key fob can be used. Each enables on/off circuit control up to 250-metres.
An additional programmable feature is the ‘Timed’ mode that powers a circuit for up to four minutes – useful to ensure garden pathways are well lit for those going to and from garden sheds or office spaces when burning the midnight oil.
Together, Hamilton’s Elemento outdoor wiring accessories and Hamilton Air Wireless Switching help bring a powerful boost in functionality to outside spaces, making them more welcoming, comfortable, and convenient to use all year round.