UK GAMES EXPO ELECTRICAL POWER GUIDE

Powering your stand

This section explains factors to consider when requesting power for your stand.

• Power supply costs relate to the size of the mains installed and the number
of sockets required.
• The minimum size mains we can install in a block is 6A which can supply 1500 watts power. A 6A mains costs £255+vat to suply.
• Each socket we add to the mains suply costs £70+vat.

Sample Power Installation 6A mains and 1 socket = £255+£70 = £325+vat.

 

IF YOUR POWER NEED IS 1500 WATTS or more USE THIS CALCULATION:

If you need 1500 watts or more we will need to place a suitable sized mains in your area.
• 6A Main (1500watts) costs £255+vat.
• 10A Main (2400watts) costs £375+vat.
• 16A Main (3800 watts) costs £507 +vat.

Sockets are an additional £70+vat each per socket.

Sample Power Installation 16A mains and 3 sockets = £507+£210 = £717+vat

HOW CAN YOU REUCE YOUR POWER COSTS IF YOUR POWER NEED IS LESS THAN 1500 WATTS?

Many exhibitors may not need 1500 watts of power. For example 500 watts and a socket is quite sufficient for charging a phone and a card reader. Consult device manuals for power draw.

If your power needs are less than 500 watts you may find you can save money by sharing a 6A mains (1500 watts) with other exhibitors in the same block. We advise that you make contact with other exhibitors in your block and see if you can agree that you share the costs of a 6A mains supply and each of you then pays our share plus your own socket fee.

If two of you agree to split a 6A mains then you will each pay £112.50 for the mains and £70 for the socket = £182.50+vat.

If three of you agree to split a 6A mains then you will each pay £85 for the mains and £70 for the socket = £155+vat.

Whilst you will need at least 1 socket, we advise you make use of 4 way extensions to add sockets rather than ordering multiple sockets at £70 each.

Consider portable battery solutions for power which can often save you a lot of money.

Other notes on power

The power is shut off 1 hour after the exhibition halls close so if you wish 24 hour power please inform us. 24 hour power adds a 20% surcharge.

HOW TO ORDER POWER

Power is ordered through our exhibitor portal which you will be able to access after your stand order is placed.

How much power do devices draw?

Power draw is expressed in watts. Add together all the devices and that gives you your total watts. Consult device manuals for details.

Warning - these are examples only. UKGE are not electricians! You are responsible for finding the power draw of your devices. We accept no responsibility if your power is insufficient.

Device Power Draw Device Power Draw
Coffee Machine 1500w 100 watt incandescent bulb 100w
Standard TV 188w LED light 8w
LCD Monitor 150w Video Game Player 195w
Desktop Computer 120w Fridge 1400w
High end Gaming PC 1500w Kettle 1200w
Laptop Computer 120w MP3 player 40w
Fan 100w Projector 313w
Ipad 20w Mobile phone 10w
Plasma TV 339w Stereo 30w

For advice on power please contact richard@ukgamesexpo.co.uk who will require you to know your power draw. You need to work out the total watts that your devices will draw (see above).

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