Power Electronics

Hybrid VDC XEB Energy Storage System Combines Flywheel and Batteries

VYCON, a designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems announced the introduction of its new Hybrid VDC XEB flywheel system. VYCON's VDC XEB. It is the industry's first environmentally friendly energy storage system to combine flywheel technology with batteries in one patent pending integrated system. Now with the combination of batteries, users who need more backup time can utilize the reliability and green aspects of the flywheel system with minutes of extra runtime from the batteries. Power protection is vital to the digital economy as even momentary power disturbances can cost organizations substantially in lost transactions, production, labor and goodwill.

The VDC XEB is the first line of defense against power disturbances - saving the batteries for prolonged power outages. By absorbing the power glitches, the VDC XEB can significantly increase battery life by handling over 98 percent of the discharges that would normally have shortened the battery's useful life.

Providing up to 300 kilowatts (kW), VYCON's Hybrid VDC XEB is the perfect solution for protecting power dependent applications such as data centers, healthcare facilities, industrial control systems and other mission-critical operations that may require several minutes of backup power. Upon a prolonged power outage, the VDC XEB will gracefully transfer to onsite generators. According to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), 80 percent of all utility power disturbances last less than two seconds and 98 percent last less than 10 seconds. The VDC XEB's ability to offer extended runtime gives users further peace of mind for applications including those with automatic transfer switch (ATS) time delays and/or synchronization time requirements for multiple generators. Additionally, for users of the VDC XEB requiring higher power, up to four VDC XEB systems can be paralleled for longer autonomy and/or redundancy.

Compatible with all major brands of three-phase uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), the Hybrid VDC XEB connects to the DC bus of a UPS. Receiving charging current from the UPS, the VDC XEB provides clean DC power to the UPS during discharge. VYCON's 99.4 percent efficient system includes patented technology consisting of a flywheel hub formed from aerospace-grade steel, a high-speed permanent magnet motor generator, a contact-free magnetic levitation system, and a touch-screen display that provides vital information on system performance. Innovative patented technology enables the VYCON flywheel to charge and discharge at very high rates for countless cycles without degradation throughout its 20-year life. Moreover, unlike other flywheels on the market, VYCON flywheels do not require replacement of bearings - saving customers approximately $10,000 per flywheel every few years in maintenance costs.

VYCON's flywheel systems incorporate a host of advanced features that make the systems easy to use, maintain and monitor such as self-diagnostics (including the batteries), log files, adjustable voltage settings, RS-232/485 interface, alarm status contacts, soft-start pre-charge from the DC bus and push-button shutdown. Available options include DC disconnect, remote monitoring, Modbus and SNMP communications and real-time monitoring software.

VYCON's innovative VDC family of backup systems are environmentally friendly high-speed flywheels that provide clean ride-through backup power that is fast, predictable and seamless. Providing an attractive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), data centers, hospitals, broadcast facilities, industrial processes, casinos and other mission-critical applications are depending on VYCON's flywheel systems to provide reliable and environmentally friendly energy storage.

VYCON has realized quick adoption of its clean energy solutions worldwide. Recently VYCON announced the opening of a new office in Singapore in order to accommodate growth in Asian markets. In addition, VYCON announced that cloud, managed services and colocation provider, EasyStreet® Online Services, Inc., has chosen to protect its state-of-the-art "green" data center with clean backup power from VYCON.

Vycon Energy
Part Number: VDC XEB

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