What is High Voltage?

High voltage relates to anything that contains large amounts of electricity and in some industries refers to a voltage over a certain threshold. Usually, anything which has enough electrical potential dangerous enough to cause injury is known as high voltage.

Electrical power can be defined as either AC or DC. DC flows continuously in one direction whereas AC switches from positive to negative and vice versa multiple times a second.
British Standard BS 7671 “Requirements for Electrical Installations” defines high voltage as any voltage difference between conductors that is higher than 1000 volts AC or 1500 volts DC, or any voltage difference between a conductor and Earth that is higher than 600 volts AC or 900 volts DC.

If you have any equipment or conductors which require a high voltage, you will need specific safety requirements and procedures to be in place.

How do I get a business energy quote when I use high voltage electricity?

If you use high voltage electricity, then you will likely need an energy quote tailored to your specific energy needs and usage, rather than generate a comparison online.

Rather than contact different energy suppliers and try and compare the quotes before they expire, we can manage this for you and send across a bespoke quote with the best rates we can find.

If you wish to speak to one of the team to discuss reviewing your business energy, you can call us on 08000 484800 or email us at support@switchyourenergy.com.

We strive to help our customers get the best value from their business energy and have years of experience handling energy portfolios, large and small, so you can rest assured knowing your business is in good hands.