What is a voltage regulator?
Many businesses require voltage regulation rather than battery backup power. In those cases where backup power is unnecessary, a voltage regulator can provide superior protection with much higher electrical efficiencies than a UPS.
A voltage regulator may also be referred to by the labels “power conditioner”, “line conditioner”, “voltage stabilizer”, etc. Regardless the term used, these devices are all essentially the same in that they provide voltage regulation and one or more additional power quality-related functions.
A voltage regulator can correct and/or provide protection from power problems such as:
- Voltage Fluctuations
- Sags and Dips
- Line Noise and Swells
- Phase Imbalance
- Short Circuits
- Brownouts and Surges
Power quality problems can occur anywhere, anytime. Evidence of these problems can be as obvious as electrical components that are damaged or fail prematurely or as subtle as equipment that randomly malfunctions. But, the real problem with poor power is the cost of damaged equipment, lost productivity, scraps, missed schedules, etc.
Voltage regulator applications
Power Solutions provides industrial-grade voltage regulators designed for maximum reliability in the toughest applications, including:
- Industrial Automation
- Food Processing
- Power Generation & Transmission
- Pulp & Paper
- Medical Imaging & Oncology Treatment
Voltage regulators are also used in conjunction with UPS units for example, to extend the UPS capabilities and increase UPS efficiency, to protect the UPS, to condition the UPS bypass and to protect HVAC systems.