I had a meeting with some Stockholm Harbour people today and one interesting tidbit of info that came up was the fact that the existing power “canal” that runs alongside the outer walls providing both power and ethernet is actually not a bunch of cables but a 3-phase metal solid rail. I’ve checked the fusebox and it’s running on 20 amps.
I’ve found the website of the producer of this and will contact them. I think it would be very possible to connect a normal 16A socket to this assuming we should buy the insertion component.
How much power would we need? If we can make do with 16A (or maximum 20A running on a 32A socket) we could potentially be saving a lot of money. It’s a shame that it’s such an old installation. In newer buildings they usually run 63A through these canals so we would have been all set had that been the case!
Using this 20A canal for 16A equipment in Tau would mean that we can’t take on other loads while using the 3-phase stuff so we would have to plug all other sockets or make sure to only connect weak stuff like LED lights etc.
This would be very smooth sailing if we just get the component we need from KB System. Since it’s a rail system we just plug in wherever we want along the rail after having removed the plastic cover. So in theory we could have a 16A socket in each room, just remembering to never use it in more than one or a few places at once, depending on the machinery.
For welding outside we would have to come up with another solution. Potentially pulling a long cable out from the basement window or using a generator.