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Technology Showcase: Power Conditioners

Oct 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Bennett Liles

The wide spectrum of devices goes beyond controlling voltage fluctuations and removing noise.


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The Samson Technologies PowerBrite Pro is a 1RU distribution and lighting system intended to deliver three-point surge and spike protection and radio-frequency filtering. The unit includes front-panel LED lamps in retractable cylinders to illuminate rack equipment. The PB15 Pro model also provides a USB lamp socket on the back and front-panel volt meter and ammeter. There are eight switched outlets on the rear panel and one on the front. The rear outlets are mounted horizontally and vertically to accommodate standard 3-pin plugs as well as external transformer AC power adapters. The front panel also has a 15-amp circuit breaker and a slotted air vent.

The SEQ programmable sequencer surge eliminator and power conditioner from SurgeX is a 2RU unit with two rear-mounted, always-on outlets and three physical banks, each with four switched outlets. Included is a fourth “virtual bank” of outlets for controlling remote units so that several SEQs can be operated together. The front panel includes an LCD display with unit status and AC-line voltage indication in addition to programming information that is saved in non-volatile memory. The SEQ features both common-mode and normal-mode impedance-tolerant EMI/RFI filtering, SurgeX ICE (inrush current elimination), and COUVS (catastrophic over-/under-voltage shutdown) for a full range of power-line conditioning functions.

The Tripp Lite LCR2400 power conditioner is a rackmount unit capable of delivering up to 2400W of continuous power through 14 NEMA 5-15R outlets with a surge energy rating of 1200 joules; the high-frequency noise-suppression figure at 1MHz is 80dB. A circuit breaker is provided on the front panel along with a green norm light to indicate nominal AC input voltage; a yellow light to indicate a marginal over- or under-voltage condition; and a red light to warn of substantial over- or under-voltage conditions. There is also a warning light to indicate when incorrect wiring has been detected.


MORE INFORMATION

Alesis
www.alesis.com

APC
www.apc.com

Belkin
www.belkin.com

Blue Circle Audio
www.bluecircle.com

Equi=Tech
www.equitech.com

Furman Sound
www.furmansound.com

Interact Power
www.interactpower.com

Monster Cable Products
www.monstercable.com

Panamax
www.panamax.com

PS Audio
www.psaudio.com

Richard Gray's Power Company
www.richardgrayspowercompany.com

Rotel
www.rotel.com

Samson Technologies
www.samsontech.com

SurgeX
www.surgex.com

Tripp Lite
www.tripplite.com





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