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Everyday Power Sags and Surges Wear out my Controls Equipment – YES

Every type of voltage fluctuation affects your operating equipment and controls. The voltage vs. current relationship is never perfect and constantly changing unless you have a correction device installed. Because most facilities don’t, equipment and controls are constantly bombarded with voltage deviations that cause sags and spikes that damage equipment. This is one of the leading causes for PLC board and controls systems replacements. Not to mention shut down for maintenance or resetting equipment. A change in voltage always results in a direct opposite effect in Amperage. Each time the voltage sags current (Amps) increase, vice versa each time voltage spikes, amperage decreases. Causing wear and tear on drives, boards and controls equipment. This is easily corrected with an Active Voltage Correction Device or Industrial UPS System. It is a small investment to install correction compared to the long-term capital implications of replacing and maintaining equipment

Power Sags

Voltage sags, or brief reductions in voltage, typically last from a cycle to a second or so, or tens of milliseconds to hundreds of milliseconds. Voltage sags are caused by abrupt increases in loads such as short circuits or faults, motors starting, or electric heaters turning on, or they are caused by abrupt increases in source impedance.

Power Surges

Voltage swells are brief increases in voltage. A power surge is caused by an event or issue within the facility or from outside of the facility. A higher percentage of power surges tend to occur as a result of problems within the facility, including within the electronic equipment itself. Both external and internal events leading to power surges cause significant problems.

Cost of Sags

At industrial sites, power surges wreak havoc on equipment, causing catastrophic failures, interrupting processes and causing equipment to prematurely age, leading to failure. When you install equipment that will correct power and hold voltage within your facility, you will be providing your facility with protection against all out side influences of power.

90% of power related problems for industry are sag related, not outages.

Do everyday Power Sags and Surges Wear out my Controls Equipment? – YES

Every type of voltage fluctuation affects your operating equipment and controls. The voltage vs. current relationship is never perfect and constantly changing unless you have a correction device installed. Because most facilities don’t, equipment and controls are constantly bombarded with voltage deviations that cause sags and spikes that damage equipment. This is one of the leading causes for PLC board and controls systems replacements. Not to mention shut down for maintenance or resetting equipment. A change in voltage always results in a direct opposite effect in Amperage. Each time the voltage sags current (Amps) increase, vice versa each time voltage spikes, amperage decreases. Causing wear and tear on drives, boards and controls equipment. This is easily corrected with an Active Voltage Correction Device or Industrial UPS System. It is a small investment to install correction compared to the long-term capital implications of replacing and maintaining equipment.

A change in voltage always results in a direct opposite effect in Amperage. Each time the voltage sags current (Amps) increase, vice versa each time voltage spikes, amperage decreases.

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