All electrical equipment and exhibits must be guarded to prevent accidental contact with live terminals. Items intended for use on stands must be PAT tested and labelled accordingly.
Electrical cables must not be run under carpet or up stand fitting support posts. Cables on the floor which may be walked on must be protected by conduit or with protective ramping (tape is not acceptable).
All on-site electrical work must be carried out by a qualified, competent person and inspected by the appointed electrical contractor Showlite, prior to energising. Testing charges will apply.
Use of the venue’s electrical sockets is not permitted and cables must not cross gangways. Once power has been energised during build-up, it will be switched off each night, including the pre-open night. If you need power overnight, you will need to order a 24 hour supply from Showlite.
Extension leads may be used to provide multiple socket outlets.
These must not exceed 4 sockets and a cable length of 2m (uncoiled) Extension leads MUST NOT be chained together. ONE EXTENSION LEAD IS ALLOWED PER SOCKET ORDERED. The power used for appliances via the extension lead should not exceed the wattage of the power socket ordered.
Power to your stand will be switched off 30 minutes after the show closes each day and will not be switched back on until the following morning.
On the last open day, power will not be switched back on after the show closes under any circumstances, due to the hazards presented during the breakdown of stands. If you need a supply beyond this time, please arrange this with Showlite the electrical contractor.
All electrical installations must comply fully with the eGuide The following is a brief summary of key points:
Exhibitors own light fittings must be secured using clips or heavy-duty electrical ties and earth bonded appropriately. Light fitting flex must not be left hanging in coils or wrapped around any part of a metal structure. Cable ties must be used to secure flex to the structure.
Spotlights/floodlights/halogen lamps, etc must be guarded and mechanically fixed, so as to prevent risk of injury to persons. All lighting must be kept at least 300mm away from muslin/fabric ceilings and other combustibles. Lighting circuits must not exceed 1,000 watts. They must not be looped or connected to power circuits.
How To Order Power
Order your stand power and lighting using the details on the order forms page. You will need to complete the grid plan to show where you would like these extras to be located on your stand. Your order will not be complete without this form.
All questions regarding power requirements should be directed to Showlite. For any electrical queries, please call Steve Smith on 01264 365 550
Showlite provide standard 3-pin English 13A socket-outlets, but with four different power ratings. The list below indicates the type of equipment that can be used with each of the power ratings:
- 500W Socket is rated at 2AMP and can supply the following: One computer [or 2 x laptops]
- A small domestic fridge
- Four mobile phone chargers
- Table lamp
- Television and video or any combination of the above using a single 4-way extension (maximum length 2m) subject to a total load of 500W
- 1000W Socket is rated at 4 AMP and can supply:
- Small domestic coffee machine (750W – 1kW)
- Small domestic steamer (900W – 1kW)
- Small microwave cooker (750W – 1kW)
- 2000W Socket and 3000W Sockets are rated at 10 AMP and 13 AMP and can supply:
- Jug Kettle (2kW – 3kW)
- Catering coffee machine (1.5kW – 3kW)
The list indicates individual items that can be used with each socket, with the exception of the 500W socket above. All sockets are supplied on daytime power only unless 24-hour continuous power is requested and quoted for.
Actual power requirements will vary dependent upon the individual equipment used. All electrical equipment has a Rating Plate that shows its power consumption in Watts (W) or kilowatts (kW). You should carefully examine all equipment to be used and calculate the exact power usage AND the positioning of electrical items on the stand before ordering your electrical power requirements.
Additional power requirements ordered onsite will incur a 20% surcharge on the standard rate
Exhibitors MUST provide a positioning diagram showing the required position of sockets / lights. Should electrical items installed by Showlite require moving onsite a fee of £30.00 + vat per item moved will be charged.
Exhibitors requiring a main only supply with a cee form connection for machines or own distribution should contact Showlite directly for a quotation.
* Island sites will require an independent main supply as per venue regulations. Order Form socket prices do not apply to stand alone / island sites. Please contact Showlite for a quotation