Power Electronics

Hybrid VDC XEB Energy Storage UPS 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.

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