Also known as a line conditioner, a power conditioner is a device that is designed to improve the transmission of power that is delivered to electronic devices. It also provides noise filtering, automatic voltage regulation, and surge suppression. Often, these devices include a battery backup system. Power conditioners vary in both function and size determined by the application. There are units small enough to mount on a printed circuit board or large enough for big structures. A good-quality power conditioner is constructed with filters to separate the power outlets on it. Good units also start at a rating of about 40 db for noise filtering.
PC Connection offers a wide array of power conditioners by leading companies like APC, Eaton, Monster Cable, and Tripp Lite. The APC Line-R is a power regulator that features automatic voltage regulation for protection against brownouts and over-voltages along with brownout correction. Another powerful power regulator is Tripp Lite’s LS606M. This system offers complete protection from surges for computers, fax machines, printers, and more. It also features LEDs that display operation, trim, and boost.
A power conditioner also has a joule rating. This is the measurement of energy required. As electrical surges are typically momentary, the joule rating tells you how much energy the suppressor can absorb before suffering damage. With a higher joule rating, the device offers greater protection. If you are seeking to both improve the performance and protection of your business’s electrical equipment, be sure to visit PC Connection for power conditioners.