How to pick the right transformer for you

There are a lot of variables to consider when choosing the right set up for your needs

Your search always begins with your most immediate needs

Do you have an emergency and need to get the power back on asap?

If that’s the case, don’t waste anymore time. Get on the phone with on of our representatives to expedite this process:

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IF You already know exactly what you need, don’t let us hold you up

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If you might need one soon but it’s not an immediate need, consider a custom-built transformer

Custom-built transformers, built specifically for your needs, capture the greatest value and savings over the course of the transformer’s lifetime. In some cases, companies have recouped the savings on their transformer in as fast as one year.

If you’d like to explore your custom options, please fill out an RFQ form and we’ll be in touch to better understand your needs.

Next, it’s helpful to look at what you currently have

How has that been operating for you?

Examining the positive and negative attributes to your current set-up will help guide your initial decision as to the type of transformer you might need.

Sometimes companies have a more powerful transformer than they actually need. That’s not hurting anything, but it certainly isn’t saving you any money either.

Not sure if it’s time for a new one or not?

When to replace a transformer:

  • Noises
  • Vibration
  • Time
  • Fluid Leaking

If your company is expanding its capacity or upgrading their facility, your needs may be changing. You should take this into account to understand how changes to your current environment will affect your electrical needs.

Next, consider where your transformer is going.

There are better-suited set-ups depending on if it’s going inside or outside.

Additionally, the environment it’ll be operating in may require certain safety precautions. Such as, if yours is going outside near a waterway, you may have to take extra precautions if it’s an oil-filled.

Then you need to examine the high voltage hookup, low voltage hookup, and the base to ensure a good fit for your facility.

Again, your current set-up will be a good indicator of your needs. However, if you’re remodeling or upgrading your facility, these needs could change. And we’re happy to help guide you through this process.

Info needed for an estimate

  • Nameplate
  • Base of transformer
  • High & Low Voltage
  • Location (inside, outside, existing space, or new space)

Lastly, think about installation

Where will it be installed?

Certain facility locations are hard to get to or limited in space. In these cases, special set-ups can be designed to ensure your needs are met.

To maximize your energy usage and cost savings, it’s smart to consider direct high and low voltage hook-ups. This will reduce energy losses and ensure a safer operation.

If you have an ELSCO transformer, check your first month’s bill after installation to recognize your cost savings!

Not all transformers are created equal. Your ideal transformer depends on your specific needs.

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How soon do you need your transformer?

I need it immediately (if so, call 555-555-5555 right now)We need it up and running in a weekWe have time to install in the next month or so

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