Choosing the Right Socket Outlet
When ordering socket outlets it should be noted that all appliances have varying power requirements. Therefore, we recommend that you check the reference tag, fitted to each appliance by law, to assess its power requirements and enable you to order the correct socket. Failure to do so can lead to blowing the fuse not only on your stand, but also on the block mains, leaving you and your neighbouring exhibitors without lights or power. This may result in additional charges and delays on site. Current venue regulations state that sockets, which are to be used for lighting, must not exceed 1000w.
The use of 4-way units is permitted, provided that only one 4-way unit is used per socket and is subject to a maximum loading of 500w. Linking one 4-way unit to another ('Daisy chaining') is strictly prohibited under EVA regulations.
If you have any queries, then please do not hesitate to discuss your requirements with Full Circle Events & Exhibitions Ltd., who will be happy to help. Listed below are examples of the socket ratings required for regularly used appliances.
500w Socket Outlet
Mobile phone charger
Television - (not plasma screens)
DVD & Video recorders
1000w Socket Outlet
Small domestic coffee machine
2000w Socket Outlet - not permitted for lighting purposes
Domestic coffee machine
3000w Socket Outlet - not permitted for lighting purposes
Commercial coffee machine
500w 24 hour Socket Outlet