Voltage stabiliser works in extreme environments

December 05, 2017 // By Nick Flaherty
AMETEK Solidstate Controls has launched a Digital Voltage Stabiliser (DVS) power conditioner designed to work in the most extreme environmental conditions and capable of single- or three-phase conditioning.

The company makes industrial power inverters and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). The DVS accommodates a wide variety of incoming AC line voltages while regulating and conditioning the AC output to preset limits. In a typical distribution system, the rated input voltage usually operates at voltages slightly higher or lower than the actual rating, affecting sensitive downstream loads. The DVS fixes that issue in both single- and three-phase applications.

“The DVS is a tremendous advancement in our product line, as its ability to handle additional capabilities outperforms its predecessors,” says Jason Cotton, Director and Business Manager at AMETEK Solidstate Controls. “A typical isolation bypass transformer is not sufficient to protect loads during routine or even emergency maintenance. With our DVS, output remains consistent despite input fluctuations, resulting in much better performance and overall operations.”

The DVS uses a copper-wound, triple-shielded, low-impedance isolation transformer which costs significantly less and is much lighter than systems that are fully dependent on heavy power magnetics and provides a 205,000 hours mean time between failure (MTBF). It can be used in the bypass path of a UPS or as a standalone system capable of up to one percent regulated output.


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