Power Electronics

CleanSource Battery-Free Power Protection Solutions

Active Power Inc. will showcase its complete line of CleanSource flywheel Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems during NAB in booth number C1217. These groundbreaking battery-free power protection systems deliver the highest level of power availability, conditioning and harmonics cancellation for sensitive digital broadcast systems. During the show, technical experts from Active Power will be available to discuss broadcasters’ specific power requirements and how to maximize broadcast uptime and transmission reliability.

Active Power’s innovative 65-kVA to 4000-kVA CleanSource UPS Systems protect broadcast networks, transmitters and microwave uplinks from the most common power disturbances that interrupt broadcasts. These systems meet the stringent demands of today’s broadcast facilities and eliminate the need for bulky, high-maintenance lead-acid batteries. “Our battery-free CleanSource systems are giving broadcasters such as Telemundo the highest level of power quality and uptime,” said Sriram Sivaram, VP of sales and marketing for Active Power. “Our systems are ideal for facilities that require clean power with low maintenance, high reliability and a small footprint.”

Combining a rugged steel flywheel with solid-state power electronics, Active Power’s CleanSource technology incorporates a proven flywheel motor-generator that stores kinetic energy in its constantly spinning, quiet, low-friction steel disc. Stored energy from the flywheel is instantly converted to electricity that powers the critical load during short power fluctuations. During prolonged power outages, the UPS seamlessly transfers to a stand-by generator for continuous power. In addition, the CleanSource units’ advanced power electronics shield transmitter tubes against faulty power and easily handle “crowbar” events—automatically switching to bypass and supplying the desired current for constant and stable operation.

For more information, visit www.activepower.com.

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