Standby and backup

Essential equipment to avoid downtime.


 

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Time to focus on standby power system servicing

In South Africa, repeated ‘load shedding’ has highlighted the need for reliable standby power supply systems.
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Keeping the lights on in your smart building

Intelligent, connected technology is a growing trend, and property owners and managers are either constructing smart buildings from the ground up or retrofitting existing buildings with smart solutions.
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Voltage sag solution

The ultimate real-time reactive power compensation system for low voltage sags.
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Gas-generated electric power – with benefits

Gas engine technology, as an alternate power generation, is becoming more compelling, considering the significant gas discoveries in southern Africa.
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Gas in the mix – Nigeria’s fuel of choice

Many Nigerian citizens rely on gas-powered gensets for their daily power demands making mini-grid solutions popular options for consumers.
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Optimising transformer designs with natural esters

Transformers utilising the standardised high temperature capability can increase reliability and loading capability by up to 20% while reducing the amount of materials and fluid for optimising transformer designs.
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Back-up power – four options

As an electricity user in South Africa, you should not be asking yourself if you will experience a power failure but rather - how often will power failures occur and for how long.
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Reduce electricity costs and free up capacity

Power factor correction can save electrical energy costs and free up electricity supply capacity for industrial and commercial businesses.
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Rooftop solar PV nears grid parity – without subsidies

South Africans can expect solar power to make a meaningful and substantive contribution to the country’s eventual transition to a sustainable energy economy.
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Power factor correction in distributed generation

Dynamic electronically switched, real-time reactive power compensation systems are used to correct power factor (PF) and improve power quality.
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Power quality troubleshooting

By providing engineers with data beyond the standards, an unprecedented number of power quality events can not only be captured, but are definitely solved.
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Dynamic Secondary Power Factor Correction

Dynamic Secondary Power Factor Correction for ac arc furnaces is able to be combined with harmonic filtering and accomplish several highly valuable functions in power conditioning on the secondary furnace transformer sides.
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Replacing lead acid traction batteries

Lead acid batteries are popular in light commercial vehicles, surface boats, material handling vehicles...
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Clearing confusion with UPS systems

It is widely believed that there are only two types of UPS (Uniterruptible Power Supply) systems, namely standby UPS and online UPS. These two commonly used terms do not correctly describe many of the UPS systems available.
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