The Powerstar range of voltage optimisation solutions holds a global patent on its design and specification. The patent ensures that no other voltage optimisation solution, although similar in principle and application is able to replicate the exact design specification of a Powerstar system.
It is through this patented design that Powerstar is able to generate negative power feedback (back EMF).
Powerstar voltage optimisation technology is a transformer-based system used to optimise the characteristics of the current supplied at the source (first current), according to current characteristics required at the load (second current).
In simple terms, any excess voltage above the Powerstar set-point is subtracted from the input voltage, this results in the generation of negative power (back EMF), which flows towards the supply and is subtracted from the incoming power.
A report from The University of Warwick produced by Professor Jihong Wang, entitled ‘Simulation Study for a Transformer Based Voltage Regulator’, summarises the effect of Powerstar (referred to as voltage regulator), including the impact of negative power (back EMF).
The report concluded:
A recent study, conducted under laboratory conditions by Energy Efficiency Consultancy Limited (EECO2), a leading global provider of researched, tested and proven engineered efficiency solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotech and other high-tech industries highlights the ability for Powerstar to produce savings on new plant equipment due to its patented design providing negative power (back EMF).
The test was performed on a Powerstar LITE unit at the request of several of EECO2’s pharmaceutical/life science clients and recently they published the independent findings.
Access the full independent findings by clicking here.
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