New Power Conditioning Products 2006

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EnerSys' Genesis XE95


EnerSys has added to its line of Genesis XE batteries with the Genesis XE95, a pure lead-tin battery with a thin plate design that gives it a high rate discharge capability, making it ideal for UPS applications.

The battery can be used for industrial markets such as gas, oil, and mining where deep cycling is important, making it suitable for alternative energy applications such as solar and wind power, as well as hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Because of high volumetric and gravimetric power densities, the XE95 weighs only 75 pounds and offers more power in less space than conventional batteries. The XE95's rugged construction also allows it to be tolerant against high levels of shock, heat, and vibration. The performance features of the 12 V XE95 include a deep cycle capability of 400 cycles at 80 percent depth of discharge (DOD), a two-year shelf life at 77 degrees Fahrenheit and a deep discharge recovery of up to 90 percent recharge in less than an hour.

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Furman Sound's AR-20 II Regulator


Furman Sound's AR-20 II is a new 20-amp regulator that delivers a stable 120 volts of AC power to protect equipment from damaging AC line voltage irregularities, while filtering and purifying AC power to ensure the optimal performance of connected equipment. It accepts input voltages from 97 volts to 141 volts and transforms them to a constant 120 volts. The AR-20 II compares the incoming line voltage to a precise voltage reference and switches taps electronically at the zero-crossing to avoid distorting the AC waveform.

The regulator also is outfitted with Furman's Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+) technology, which combines three filtering and protection circuits: Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT) suppresses noise consistently; Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP) clamps and dissipates damaging transient voltages without sacrificing itself; and Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS) circuitry protects against prolonged overvoltages by shutting off the incoming power until the overvoltage condition is corrected.

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Lowell's ACSPR-SCS4-1509 Sequential Power Panel


The ETL listed model ACSPR-SCS4-1509 from Lowell is s new rackmountable sequential power panel with surge suppression and alarm interface that features six switched and three unswitched outlets. The sequencer is engineered to provide time delayed 4-step activation and de-activation of equipment that is directly plugged in to the unit.

The surge suppressor provides GSA grade A, mode 1, class 1 endurance along with UL1449-2 and ANSI C62.41 surge suppression compliance. The 120V AC unit defeats surges up to 72,000A using Lowell's Triple Clamping Redundancy (TCR) technology and provides excellent EMI/RFI filtering. Termination blocks on the rear are provided for remote switching and alarm interface functions. Remote switches with momentary closure may be ordered separately.

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The Panamax MAX 7500-PRO


Panamax has introduced the MAX 7500-PRO for home theater power management, which delivers comprehensive protection against quality-degrading electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI), digital noise, and ground loops for the home theater market. Key features of the MAX 7500-PRO include advanced filtration, ground isolation, remote diagnostics (IP-ready with optional Ethernet card), voltage regulation, balanced power meters, automatic voltage monitoring (AVM), additional high-current outlets, auto-dimming meters, protection for cable access television (CATV), telephone, and local area networks (LANs), as well as a 12-volt trigger, USB light, and rack ears.

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Richard Gray's Power Company's PowerHouse 3X


Richard Gray's Power Company, LLC (RGPC) has introduced the PowerHouse 3X, designed exclusively for triple-phase AC power. The PowerHouse 3X is engineered for the demanding power requirements of the home automation and home theater systems of large homes and estates, as well as commercial applications--a first for RGPC. The PowerHouse 3X can operate on 208 or 240V triple-phase AC power; can handle up to 6200 Watts and simultaneously power up to 21 components.

The PowerHouse 3X is identical in appearance to its single-phase predecessor, featuring a front panel, 50-amp analog amp meter as well as 20 Hubbell outlets on the back, and one outlet on the front. The massive, 300-pound, seven-rack-space chassis incorporates a 5-kilowatt transformer and a parallel dual choke. Since the PowerHouse 3X operates on 240v it is resistant to power surges, brown-outs, and electrical storms that might otherwise render a rack full of sensitive AV components inoperable.

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New Technologies From SurgeX


SurgeX has re-engineered its one-rack-space (1U) surge eliminators and power conditioners to feature new Advanced Series Mode surge elimination and power-conditioning technologies such as Impedance Tolerant EMI/RFI filtering, SurgeX ICE inrush current elimination, and COUVS catastrophic over/under-voltage shutdown.

Advanced Series Mode technology is the latest generation of SurgeX's proven proprietary technology, which uses an inductor as the first and primary surge-eliminationn component to intercept and contain destructive surge energy. There has never been a failure of Series Mode protected equipment. In addition, it creates no ground-wire contamination or common-mode interference and has zero let-through voltage. SurgeX 1U products provide guaranteed Advanced Series Mode surge elimination and power conditioning for audio, video, and computer equipment. SurgeX is available with application specific features such as remote turn-on, front-panel lighting, and compatibility with international 240-volt systems

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Tripp Lite's AV Power Protection Products


Tripp Lite has introduced of two power protection solutions for audio/video applications: the HTRL15UPS digital UPS system and the HT7300PC power conditioning center, both with digital display screens. Together, they offer complete power protection for PVRs/DVRs, multimedia PCs, media centers, music servers, and more.

The HTRL15UPS provides reliable battery backup to keep PVRs/DVRs, music servers, media centers, and media control systems running through power anomalies. It prevents system freeze-ups and lost recording time, and assures a longer life for DLP/LCD bulbs by preventing premature burnout. Both the HTRL15UPS and the HT7300PC protect connected equipment from damaging power spikes and surges.

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