Accession Number : ADA192502

Title :   Mitigation of Mains Disturbances.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 85-Jun 86,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : Standler, Ronald B ; Canike, A C

PDF Url : ADA192502

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 195

Abstract : This report discusses the use and performance of line conditioners and uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs). The devices studied are for use on single phase, 120 V rms, 60 Hz service for maximum loads between 400 VA and 550 VA. Data are presented for both dynamic and static line and load regulation, turn-on and turn-off behavior, and response to four different high voltage transient waveforms on the input. It is recommended that metaloxide varistors be connected upstream from any kind of line conditioner. The special problem of using line conditioners and UPSs with desktop computer systems are discussed. Keywords: Line conditioner; Uninterruptable power supply; Electromagnetic transient; Transient suppression; computer protection; Overvoltage; and Power surge.

Descriptors :   *UNINTERRUPTABLE POWER GENERATION, BEHAVIOR, COMPUTERS, DYNAMICS, HIGH VOLTAGE, LOAD CONTROL, MINICOMPUTERS, POWER, PROTECTION, STATICS, SUPPRESSION, SURGES, TRANSIENTS, WAVEFORMS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE