SWER Line Monitoring

Wednesday 19th September 2018

SWER Lines In rural distribution of electricity, Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) is used to reduce the cost of wiring by running a single wire for the active and using the Ground (Earth) as the return path. Because these lines … Continue reading

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Improving Power Distribution

Monday 18th June 2018

Electrical Power Distribution Electricity is essential to the modern world. It is the power source behind the vast majority of modern appliances. And for large quantities of it, we are currently mostly burning things to produce heat to run generators … Continue reading

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Global Power Grid

Monday 19th October 2015

Local versus global electrical power Up until recently, AC Power Distribution was the most efficient way to move electrical energy about. But right back at the beginning of electricity, it wasn’t obviously the case. Thomas Edison had favoured DC voltage … Continue reading

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Electricity Grid 2.0

Tuesday 15th April 2014

What if we could start again In the days when DC converters didn’t exist, it made sense to base our electrical distribution system on transformers and AC voltage level shifting. It still makes sense to distribute at high voltage where … Continue reading

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Industrial Electronics: Future Awards Winners

Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Industrial Electronics We are back from the Electronics News Future Awards where we were presented with our trophy for the category of Industrial Electronics. Our thanks go to ABB High Voltage Division in Lilydale for allowing our Electronics Design and … Continue reading

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