KCC Scientific LLC Ends Historic Universal Power-Grid Problems for Consumers, Laboratories and Industry with Mains Reconstruction.
In 2016, The U.S Department of Energy launched the Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI), supporting development of innovative technologies to enhance reliability, ensure resilience and increase flexibility.
The Power Grid
The national grid supported the 1969 industrial revolution of electronics, computers and telecommunications. As a result, the entire electronic ecosystem has become increasingly dependent on more delicate and distinguished electronic instrumentation. The delicate microprocessor has become a systemic part of global society, business and security.
The current overloaded, aging electrical system was designed to provide reliable power for traditional loads such as lights and motors. Today however, the digital age with its electrical infrastructure requirements, power quality is inadequate for the needs and sophistication of modern and future technology.
Universal Power and Traditional Industrial Frequency and Voltage Converters.
Many of the frequency converter units out there look like they were designed in the 70’s or 80’s—because they were designed in that timeframe! Many of the companies who originally designed these products no longer have the expertise in house to update the products. Many internal components are becoming obsolete or unsupportable for the long term. As a result, they are saddled with older designs (which may or may not meet newer safety, EMI, and PFC standards). They also use 30-year-old semiconductor technologies. These older technologies suffer from lower efficiency and bring with them larger, heavy inductors and SMPS transformers. These things in combination lead to weight and size concerns, resulting in equipment in excess of 80 pounds and consuming valuable laboratory bench space.
Up until now, frequency and voltage converters have been developed and available primarily with industrial applications in mind. These converters are generally higher power (1,500 watts or more). Further, they may convert frequency and/or voltage, with only one level (output frequency and voltage not selectable). At the time of purchase, an end user must often select from 230V AC 50Hz to 115V AC 60Hz or vice versa, but the option of having both in one product has not been available.
In addition to being large, heavy and immobile, starting price point is often well over USD $3000 for these older converters. The cost is cumbersome enough that suppliers offer rentals in addition to purchase. For today’s research labs these older, traditional models are simply too much cost, size, weight and power—and not enough precision. Further, output frequency and voltage may not be selectable and therefore won’t enable a test lab to move around the globe to conduct work with universal power.
Today, as a result of the globally collaborative research environment and a mobile work force, it is imperative that frequency and voltage converters be compact, relatively lightweight, higher precision, and offer lower power versions, all at an economical price. In addition, frequency and voltage converters today must include outputs selectable for all power grids. As a result, newer frequency and voltage converters would create a virtual, universal power grid for research labs. To learn more, click here: https://www.kccscientific.com/products/
Power Quality and the Need for Universal Clean Power
Clean power, power free of aberrations and variations, is essential for the health of increasingly sophisticated electronically powered equipment. When electrical power delivered to a system does not match what is required by equipment, devices and their delicate instrumentation can malfunction, fail or not work at all.
The increase in demand for power today coupled with an aging power grid is increasingly compromising mains power quality. The need for clean power is increasingly being recognized and requested as part of the electrical power requirement.
By reconstructing the mains power line coming from the power grid into consumer and commercial buildings, KCC converters provide universal clean power for electronics up to 1000 watts. Today, the mobile global scientific community, industry and consumers are driving requests for universal clean power.
KCC Scientific has been manufacturing and selling compact, lightweight, precision universal clean power converters for consumers and light industry by MAINS RECONSTRUCTION (patent pending) since 2011.
Universal Mains Reconstruction (patent pending) with KCC Scientific Converters addresses the following concerns:
- Solves the need for Universal Power. KCC Converters provide selectable 50 and 60Hz as well as 230V and 115V AC. No matter what power grid the electronic device was developed for, using a Universal Converter will allow the electronic device to be powered worldwide.
- Providing isolated Mains Reconstruction (patent pending) solves the problem of stable frequency (better than 0.0002Hz stability) and a solid, 2% regulated voltage.
- Being USA designed and manufactured, KCC Scientific Converters are scientifically and conservatively rated. Imports often overrate their capacity leading to performance, overheating, and resulting safety concerns.
- Updated Converter equipment designs utilizing modern upgraded components to match today’s electronic needs.
- Updated Converter equipment serves as a bridge, virtually upgrading the local infrastructure without changing external grid components.
- Manufacturing KCC Converters in the USA creates skilled as well as unskilled middle-class jobs and exports.
- Supports retrofitting and rehabilitating commercial buildings, compensating for limitations in older power installations and equipment.