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Understanding Power Factor Correction

By on April 18th, 2019

Depending on the nature of electrical loads, considerable savings in electricity bills can be achieved through correcting power factor. The active power of a load is drawn (and paid for) from the supply and is measured in kilowatts (kW). The apparent power of the load is the multiple of the current and the voltage (kVA). […]

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New £10,000 Grant Available for Voltage Optimisation Customers in the United Kingdom

By on April 11th, 2019

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Black Country, United Kingdom can now take advantage of a new £10,000 grant to help their businesses thanks to Low Carbon Workspaces. Low Carbon Workspaces are offering the grants to businesses spending over £20,000 on energy saving initiatives in April, May and June 2019 which will result in […]

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Renewable Energy Plans Could Lead to Voltage Instabilities for the UK

By on April 3rd, 2019

Renewable Energy Plans Could Lead to Voltage Instabilities for the UK The UK Government has proposed a new energy strategy to replace existing fossil fuels with renewable energy by 2030. Under this proposal, nearly a third of British electricity would be generated by offshore wind farms by 2030. If the plan was agreed, it could […]

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Energy Grant Brings Voltage Optimisation Savings to West Midlands Manufacturer

By on February 18th, 2019

Rubbernek Fittings Ltd, a West Midlands-based manufacturer of fluid power fittings, are one of the latest organisations to benefit from a voltage management solution from Watford Control, the trusted world leaders in voltage stabilisation and power conditioners.   Rubbernek have been able to take advantage of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant from Low […]

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Watford Control staff overjoyed at four day week plans

By on February 12th, 2019

Watford Control Instruments Limited, based in Corby, is to move to a four day manufacturing week with extended day shifts as from 24th February 2019. Watford Control’s voltage stabilisers and power conditioners have been continuously made in the UK since 1947 and having moved to Corby in the late 1980s, this has been their home […]

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India Nears Electrification Goal but Unstable Power Likely to Remain

By on January 3rd, 2019

Progress in connecting India with electricity supplies has surpassed targets with 96% of households across the country now connected to the electricity supply. The Indian government had originally planned to connect all households in the country, who wanted an electricity supply, by March 31st 2019 (Singh, 2019), however, progress is tracking ahead of plan and […]

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A Very Merry Christmas from Watford Control

By on December 18th, 2018

Watford Control would like to wish all of our valued customers and suppliers merry Christmas and thank them all for their custom and support in 2018. The Watford Control offices will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 3pm on Friday 21st December and reopen on Wednesday 2nd January at 8am. For urgent matters whilst […]

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Watford Control Powering the International Airwaves

By on December 12th, 2018

Watford Control are delighted to fulfil another order this time for a world leading designer and manufacturer of FM Transmitters. The client has purchased eight voltage stabilisers, model type EM30-20-400V-50/60Hz-+0.5%, for a project in Ethiopia where they will provide a stable and undistorted mains supply in 2019. Ethiopia frequently experiences power supply issues and struggles […]

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How will the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations Affect You?

By on December 7th, 2018

The most recent BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations (18th edition) were published in July 2018, however, they haven’t as yet been enforced. From the 1st January 2019, however, all new electrical installations or new builds in the UK, and many other countries, will now need to comply with the regulations. As part of the changes […]

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Watford Control Stabilising Energy Requirements in Nigeria

By on November 29th, 2018

Watford Control are delighted to have been able to send one of our electromechanical (EM) voltage stabilisers to another of our many valued, international customers, Commserve Engineering and Tech Co Ltd. The end user of the voltage stabiliser, UAC PC, are a manufacturing conglomerate based in Lagos, Nigeria who operate across a number of diverse […]

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