Pillar Boxes and Transformers
A pillar box is a small enclosure which houses cable terminations, allowing easy access to make connections (such as street lighting) from our underground electricity network. You may notice them along the kerb’s around the streets.
Pad-mounted transformers are larger metal boxes, often with a locked door on the front of them. You will most commonly see them on the footpaths and sidewalks around the towns, and are typically a distinctive green colour. These boxes reduce high voltage electricity to a standard voltage used to power appliances, lighting and electronics in homes and businesses.
Some things to remember:
- Pillar boxes and pad-mounted transformers are not rubbish bins!
- Do not touch or open either of these items
- If your pillar box or pad-mounted transformer is damaged, give us a call and we will come to make it safe