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AC ReGenerator Input Vs Output

What a great question received into technical support today: Can you show the difference between the input and output voltage waveforms on the AC ReGenerator? We have a bit of bespoke in-house test equipment that we use for looking at the quality of the mains supply. It allows us to view both normal and common […]

Transfer times in UPS – what are they and how will they affect my equipment?

Transfer time in UPS

“What is transfer time in UPS?” The definition of transfer time, sometimes also called switchover time, says it is the amount of time a UPS will take to switch from utility to battery supply during a mains failure, or from battery to mains when normal power is restored. What this means is that when the […]

How to save energy during Christmas season

How to save energy this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, we thought it’s important to talk about energy usage during this jolly period. We all know that Christmas is the season of light, warmth and coziness. But with lots of Christmas lights comes the highly dreaded January energy bill. Here are some easy tips on how you can enjoy […]

What is a negative 48Vdc system?

SmartSys Telecom Rectifier

In telecommunication systems it is common to have a supply voltage of -48Vdc. What this means is that the positive terminal is grounded. But why 48V and why ground the positive end? Surely it would be more intuitive to ground the negative end? I’ll answer these questions in turn. Why 48Vdc? This is a trade […]

Power Problems and How To Solve Them

How to deal with power problems / virus

Power Problems Electricity is mainly generated by turning a large magnet through coils of wire. This induces a clean sinusoidal waveform that can be transmitted down cables, stepped up and down using transformers, to eventually find it’s way into our homes, offices and factories. Along the way, however, some power viruses can interfere with this […]

Isolation Transformer. What you need to know

Isolation Transformer

With the upcoming launch of the Power Inspired TX Series. We look at the isolation transformer, when we may need to use it and how we should use this properly.

Preparing for a Power Cut

Power Cut

Help and advice on how to prepare for and what to do in the event of a power cut

How to cope when there’s a Power Cut

Power Cut

What to do when you have no power, no electricity and you have a power outage. A guide to cope when there’s no electricity at work or at home. Simple FAQs and steps you can take to get through a power cut.

How To Calculate How Long Your UPS System Will Run For

A new post better answering this topic has been created. Please see UPS Runtime Calculator. Well, we’re here again to answer the question of how long will a UPS actually last in the event of a power cut, but first, let’s clear up one of the biggest misconceptions… Runtime has nothing to do with the […]