How Do They Work?
The theory behind voltage optimization is simple.
There is a difference between the voltage supplied to a building in the United Kingdom and what is required to operate electrical equipment.
On average the voltage in the United Kingdom is 242V and due to electrical equipment being manufactured to work anywhere in the European Union, this means that the optimum operating voltage required by electrical equipment to work most efficiently is around 220V.
This overvoltage is not only costing more than required, it can also shorten the life of electrical equipment.
The surplus voltage produces additional heat, noise and vibration in appliances, causing stress on components, especially to motors, electronic systems like computers and lighting which are more vulnerable to overvoltage and fail much sooner.
An Energy Ace voltage optimization system makes sure that a building only consumes and pays for the voltage level that it really needs rather than the overvoltage supplied from the grid. It does this by optimizing the incoming voltage by up to -25V. This lowers electricity consumption, reduces electricity bills and reduces the wear and tear on appliances and electrical equipment.
Voltage optimisation with the energy ace voltage management system returns real measurable savings of up to 20% on general electrical loads and up to 43% on lighting loads.