The UST SagFighter™ MD active voltage conditioner protects sensitive medical equipment and pharmaceutical and other precision production processes from voltage sags.
Voltage sags caused by transmission line failures and weather-related disturbances are common everywhere in the world. SagFighter MD™ stands guard, ready to correct incoming voltage within 2 milliseconds, reducing to near zero the risk of sag-related equipment failures or production interruptions.
Key Features of the SagFighter MD
- Overload protection, ideal for managing high in-rush applications common with medical scanning equipment
- Full sag correction within 2 milliseconds
- Battery free and near-zero maintenance – no service/maintenance
- 99% efficiency
- Easy to install without interruption in services or production
The SagFighter™ active voltage conditioner continuously monitors the input voltage waveform for any deviation from a balanced, three-phase voltage. Upon sensing a deviation, the SagFighter engages an inverter circuit to apply an injection voltage to the primary windings of the series-connected transformer. The injection voltage is synthesized with a magnitude, shape, and phase angle so that when it is added in series with the incoming voltage, a balanced, three-phase voltage results. When normal, three-phase incoming voltage is detected at the SagFighter input, the inverter circuit is disengaged and the unit returns to monitoring mode.
The SagFighter is thermally ranged to provide continuous correction for a voltage sag, although this is not normally required.
The SagFighter uses natural convection cooling and has no fans or other moving parts. Larger units may include heat-sink fans that operate only when the unit is correcting a sag event. An automatic electronic failsafe bypass is incorporated into the standard design so the SagFighter maintains power to the load if a unit malfunctions.
The SagFighter automatically corrects voltage sags with no operator or programming required. The unit display provides unit status and historical information on sag correction events. Alarm contacts are also provided to permit remote indication of SagFighter status.
SagFighter installation is simple. The unit arrives completely assembled and requires no programming, testing, measuring or setting of switches. It is designed to install much like a dry-type transformer: simply place the unit and make input and output wiring connections. The SagFighter typically has no maintenance schedule other than routine inspection and cleaning.
|Standard Input/Output 3-Phase Voltages||60Hz: 208, 480, 600
50Hz: 220, 380, 400, 415
|Regulation / Operating Characteristics|
|Sag Correction - Single Phase voltage event (sag)||80% sag (20% remaining voltage) corrected to 95% of nominal voltage. 90% sag (10% remaining voltage) corrected to 90% of nominal voltage.|
|Sag Correction - 3- Phase voltage event (sag)||40% sag (60% remaining voltage) corrected to 95% of nominal voltage. 42.5% sag (57.5% remaining voltage) corrected to 90% of nominal voltage.|
|Output Regulation||Regulation tolerance is +/-5% (typical) (Note: SagFighter normally operates in monitoring mode until voltage reaches 90% of nominal voltage, at which time sag correction is initiated.)|
|Response Time||Full sag correction within 2ms regardless of load or load power factor.|
|Correction Duration||Sags corrected for a minimum of 100 seconds regardless of load or load power factor.|
|Regulation Variation||None - Regulation constant for 0 to 100% load and any load power factor.|
|Phase Shift Correction||Phase shifts are corrected automatically during sag correction.|
|Harmonic Distortion||None added in monitoring mode.|
|Overload / Inrush Capability||1,000% - 1 second, 500% - 5 seconds, 200% - 1 minute (while in bypass mode).|
|Load / Power Factor||1 cycle typical regardless of load or load power factor.|
|Operating Environment||Performance data specifications are based on the input (source) voltage meeting IEEE 519 standards.|
|Operating Frequency||± 3% of nominal frequency (50Hz or 60Hz).|
|Technology||Microprocessor-controlled, inverter based series voltage injection.|
|Transformer||Copper wound, dry-type series transformer (3W+G input and output).|
|Inverter Operation||Non-continuous operation - activation only during sag correction.|
|Cooling||Natural convection, w/ heatsink fans which operate only during sag correction [contaminant free, dry, clean air].|
|Enclosure||Floor mounted NEMA-1 indoor enclosure is standard. ANSI 61 gray. [Custom enclosures (indoor or outdoor) also available - contact UST.]|
|Cabling / Connections||See enclosure drawing for cable entry/exit options and input circuit breaker lug sizes.|
|Audible Sound Level||Less than 65dB @ 1 meter.|
|Display||Touchscreen w/ event history recorder, operational data, and utilities.|
|Controls||Automatic operation - no controls, programming, or user adjustments required.|
|Monitoring||Dry-contacts for remote indication of unit status are included as standard. Optional power metering with various communication protocols available - contact UST.|
|Temperature - Humidity||Ambient operating conditions: 32°F to 104°F (0 to 40°C) - Relative humidity 0-95% non- condensing|
|Operating Altitude||0 to 3,300 ft. (1,000 M). Typical derating of 0.3% for every 100M over 1,000M|