Design Guidelines
Macquarie University Property
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Power / Electrical

Specification Documents

The design of Power Services is to be in accordance with relevant Australian standards and the MQP Electrical Design Standards and also the MQP Energy and Utility Monitoring System (EMS) Design Standard.

 LINK TO ELECTRICAL DESIGN STANDARD

LINK TO ENERGY AND UTILITY MONITORING SYSTEM (EMS) DESIGN STANDARD

Components

The following components are to be assessed by the designer with consideration to individual space types.

Power Outlet Type

Designer shall be considerate of functionality and architectural finishes when selecting power outlets

Standard GPO

Generally white PVC double outlet 10A. Refer to the design guideline for quantity and spacing of GPO outlets.

GPO with USB

As per Standard GPO, with dual USB ports. Designer to ensure sufficient wall cavity is available to accommodate the transformer.

Weatherproof GPO

Provide to adverse areas to suit environmental conditions.

Impact Resistant GPO

Provide to areas where the potential of impact damage is present such as car parks, plantrooms, storage spaces and workshops.

Emergency Generator GPO

Provide GPO's with red face places to identify generator backed up circuit.

UPS GPO

Provide GPO's with blue face places to identify UPS backed up circuit.

Shuttered GPO

Provide to areas where children frequent.

Captive GPO

Provide captive GPO's to prevent dislodging of plug to critical areas such as racks.

Soft Wired GPO

Provide modular soft wired systems to areas featuring non fixed furniture layouts.

Power Other

Fixed Connections to Powered Equipment

Provide fixed connection complete with an isolator to specific fixed equipment where required.

Emergency Stop Button

Provide emergency stop buttons to teaching laboratories to isolate power when required.

Ducted Skirting

To provide a flexible outlet arrangement that will allow relocation or addition of outlets to suit room layout changes.