Contractors must ensure they do not experience power failures during surface preparation. For equipment to run efficiently, it is important to be aware of the power sources available in work spaces. To choose the correct surface preparation equipment contractors must consider many things, including room dimensions, power source availability and overall project scope. It is important for rental companies and contractors to ask about the power source available in the space they plan to work in, so correct machine and dust collector choices can be made.
Single Phase 110V, Single Phase 220V, and Three Phase 220V are the typical power sources that contractors use. Single Phase 110V consists of one live wire and one ground wire to complete a circuit, while 110V simply means that the machine can run off of a standard wall outlet. This low voltage power source is commonly found in residential homes and small businesses.