To calculate the maximum power that your meter can supply (expressed in volt-amperes), multiply the voltage (U) by the intensity (I) of the current that supplies your home.
(*) For quick calculations or for the sake of convenience, √3 is often replaced with the approximate value of 1.73. We have used the same number here as well. Fun fact: the difference between both outcomes is a factor...1.73! And this is explained by the fact that a 400 V voltage also happens to be 1.73 greater than 230 V.
If you require more electrical power than your meter can supply, the power switch trips to secure your installation.
If your power switch regularly trips, this indicates that your installation has insufficient power for your requirements.
The more voltage and intensity, the more power your meter will require. The table below displays the power required to supply the intensity that you need.
230 V three-phase
Want to increase your installation’s electrical power? Please first ask your electrician for advice. He can provide you with more information about the most appropriate solution for your needs. There are 2 possibilities:
For such modifications you must always contact Sibelga, the distribution system operator for natural gas and electricity in the Brussels-Capital Region. Sibelga is responsible for electricity connections, independent of the energy suppliers.
Although you will be billed for the installation costs, this will not affect your monthly invoice, which will not increase.
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