Cyberex SuperSwitch GT Integrates Distributed Energy Sources with Electrical Power Utility Grids
Cyberex SuperSwitch GT Integrates
Distributed Energy Sources with Electrical Power Utility Grids
May 3, 2012 -- The Cyberex® SuperSwitch® GT has enabled the deployment of micro grids offering autonomous operation and powering from distributed energy sources (islanding) with unmatched switching speed. The three-phase Cyberex SuperSwitch® GT protects critical loads connected to a distributed energy source, or micro grid, from power quality anomalies on the utility grid by instantly isolating it.
The Cyberex SuperSwitch® GT uses silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs) to connect and disconnect the micro grid quickly to and from the utility grid in 20 microseconds or less. This allows critical operation with equipment needing a continuous power source. The unit also monitors and corrects power reversals and back feeding, and automatically transfers excess energy generated by the micro grid to the utility grid or other, non-critical loads. The unit can be programmed to allow various over- and under-RMS voltage levels and response time delays.