Is the idea Patented?

Updated 16th January 2020 – European and U.K patents have been granted under:-
Patent No’s GB2531823 and GB2531843 – recently SP has been granted a European Patent (European Patent No: 3254347) (Patent application No: 16717677.5) and entered the national phase in India (Patent Application No: IN 201727031436).  

Where can the single phase ID boards be used?

The single distribution boards are found in residential properties and light commercial premises, there can also be additional distribution boards within the same property when supplementary zones have been built, for example, a kitchen extension. The new distribution boards by Symmetrical Power can easily be installed as a direct replacement for either re-wires or new build.

Where can the three phase ID boards be used?

The three phase distribution boards can be used anywhere where there is a 3 phase supply, for example, in Hospitals, Schools, Airports, Data communication centres, Skyscrapers and many other large buildings & installations.

In a nutshell, why are these new boards better particularly the three phase?

They offer adjustable power balancing (current distribution boards cannot offer this), full earth leakage protection, speedy error free installation, no mess maintenance and fault finding.

Why should a business owner choose to fit the ID Board over what is already available?

All businesses that have an objective to use energy more efficiently should purchase these new boards, and as a bonus, they can be fitted in fraction of the time, saving on fitting costs when compared to an ordinary distribution board; the efficient use of energy would naturally translate to a reduction in electricity charges and Co2 emissions and or unnecessary energy production; future maintenance will also be far less disruptive keeping down time to a minimum.

Your competitors have a product that can achieve the same characteristics as this, what uniqueness can Symmetrical Power offer its customers?

There are electrical engineering companies that offer a much larger system with many accessories which need to be custom designed and ordered, however, despite the extra cost and kit they can only offer some of the characteristics that is being offered by the ID Board, for example, bus bars are not only touch proof, but are sealed too, and they do not require cutting, then there is rapid and wireless breaker installation, neat and uncomplicated cable termination. Another significant advantage over the competition is full earth leakage protection via RCD’s with instant changeability to RCBO when a critical circuit requires independence.

Will these new distribution boards come at a premium?

The ID Board offered by Symmetrical Power will be competitive with ordinary distribution boards, and it should also be noted that the ID Board will not only rival the high end systems it will outperform them for a fraction of the cost.

 When will they be developed and manufactured?

A 3-phase proof of concept has been developed; it is a fully powered and operational model, demonstrating the ID board’s functionality vindicating its many claims.

The three phase and neutral (TP&N) ID Board has now enetered TRL4 (Technology Readinesss Level 4), our funding program is to now take this to TRL9 – (Fully Developed ready for manufacture), and we anticipate production to begin in 2021, in collboration with a Major German Manufacturer, upon SP fully developing the ID Board and complying with TÜV Testing and Accreditation.

The single phase will be added to the product range shortly after. Please review this website regularly for further updates. For more information please use the contact page to get in touch.

Have any recognised Organsiations endorsed the ID Board to substaniate its claims?

The working model that we produced validates the claims made physically. This model had been shown to various Organisations of whom many had been very kind to write to us with endorsements some of which we have displayed below. Many organisations to name a few are:

  • Liverpool University (Dr Joseph Yan)
  • Chester University (Professor Phil Leigh)
  • Coventry University (Professor Brian Moore and Ming Yang)
  • MTC Manufacturing Technology Centre (Dean Baker)
  • NAPIT (Richard Gould)