VYCON introduces its new Hybrid VDC XEB flywheel system. The VDC XEB is an environmentally friendly energy storage system that combines flywheel technology with batteries in one integrated system. Now with the combination of batteries, users who need more backup time can use the reliability and green aspects of the flywheel system with minutes of extra runtime from the batteries. Power protection is vital to the digital economy as even momentary power disturbances can cost organizations substantially in lost transactions, production, labor and goodwill.
The VDC XEB is the first line of defense against power disturbances, saving the batteries for prolonged power outages. By absorbing the power glitches, the VDC XEB can significantly increase battery life by handling over 98% of the discharges that would normally have shortened the battery's useful life.
Providing up to 300 kW of power, VYCON's Hybrid VDC XEB is an ideal solution for protecting power-dependent applications such as data centers, industrial control systems and other mission-critical operations that may require several minutes of backup power. Upon a prolonged power outage, the VDC XEB will gracefully transfer to on-site generators.
According to the Electric Power Research Institute, 80% of all utility power disturbances last less than 2 seconds and 98% last less than 10 seconds. The VDC XEB's ability to offer extended runtime gives users further peace of mind for applications including those with automatic transfer switch (ATS) time delays and/or synchronization time requirements for multiple generators. Additionally, for users of the VDC XEB requiring higher power, up to four VDC XEB systems can be paralleled for longer autonomy and/or redundancy.
Compatible with all major brands of three-phase uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), the Hybrid VDC XEB connects to the DC bus of a UPS. Receiving charging current from the UPS, the VDC XEB provides clean DC power to the UPS during discharge. VYCON's 99.4% efficient system includes patented technology consisting of a flywheel hub formed from aerospace-grade steel, a high-speed permanent magnet motor generator, a contact-free magnetic levitation system and a touchscreen display that provides vital information on system performance.
Innovative patented technology enables the VYCON flywheel to charge and discharge at very high rates for countless cycles without degradation throughout its 20-year life. Moreover, unlike other flywheels on the market, VYCON flywheels do not require replacement of bearings.
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