The Advantages of Multiple Input Voltages in a Power Subsystem
Many of the power subsystem products that TEAL produces have multiple input voltage capability, typically including 200, 208, 240, 400, and 480VAC, with 50Hz and 60Hz capability. This is easy to provide when an isolation transformer is a part of the power subsystem.
The main advantage of multiple input voltages for a power subsystem is flexibility. The same exact subsystem can be installed virtually anywhere in the world and configured in a matter of minutes for the local voltage and frequency.
This enables TEAL’s OEM customer to produce only one model of it’s equipment that can be designed and optimized to run off a specific AC line voltage or voltages, and the input power subsystem can be configured and adjusted for the local installation, whether it is in Detroit, London, Tokyo, or Moscow, saving design, manufacturing, and service costs for the OEM customer. It also enables a system to be moved from one location to another, even from continent to continent, without having to replace large and expensive parts of the OEM system. This is just one example of the hidden value that TEAL provides to it’s OEM customer base.
Image of a typical TEAL 3-phase isolation transformer with
world input voltage capability, showing the various voltage taps
that can be used for a variety of input voltages. The output voltage
will be the same for any of the input voltages chosen.
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