How does voltage optimisation work?

There is now little debate over ‘does voltage optimisation work’ the technology is demonstrated and proven, and can be traced back as being utilised for at least 100 years. References for this technology in the glass industry date back to 1906. Details of successful installations, verified savings results from these installations and the numerous testimonials from happy customers are readily available as reference points, but what many people interested in voltage optimisation are keen to understand is ‘how does voltage optimisation work?’ and ‘why is it a valuable technology?’

 So how does voltage optimisation work?

The Powerstar voltage optimisation system, achieves energy savings by accurately controlling the incoming voltage, this ensures that it maximises energy savings for a specific voltage reduction without compromising the supply.

What makes Powerstar unique is simply the way it is designed which ensures that regardless of the type of load that it is connected with, savings will be achieved through the induced negative power (back EMF) feedback to the supply it creates.

In simple terms we take the incoming voltage from the grid, use the amount we require and send the excess voltage in the direction of the supply.

How does voltage optimisation work

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What the experts say

The biggest power optimisation study was carried out by Intel Corporation in 1997. They found that an 8.9% reduction in voltage on their microprocessors achieved a reduction of 20% in the power consumption.

The Powerstar voltage optimisation system shows similar results.

Report from Warwick University

The University of Warwick carried out a full mathematical simulation modelling of the Powerstar voltage optimisation system and the report from Professor Jihong Wang concluded that:

The overall power consumption is reduced because the negative power is induced as feedback power to the source. Virtually, this power can be considered as power “generated” from the load side.

Therefore, regardless of the load connected to the Powerstar system, Powerstar will always achieve savings.



    October 2016: Powering energy savings in South Africa

      Powerstar South Africa, a distributor for market leading energy storage and voltage optimisation brand Powerstar, is currently saving Pick n Pay, South Africa’s second largest supermarket chain store on average over 8% in electricity costs across two of its stores. The company, which is enjoying its largest period of growth since entering the market