Electrical, Power

Digital circuit breaker certified for commercial use

Atom Power announced its digital circuit breaker technology has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which is the first time a digital solid-state circuit breaker has been listed by the group.
By Atom Power May 22, 2019
Courtesy: Atom Power

Atom Power announced its digital circuit breaker technology has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the governing standard for consumer safety. This is the first time a digital solid-state circuit breaker has been listed by UL. Circuit breaker technology hasn’t fundamentally changed in more than 140 years. Despite innovations with renewables, batteries and vehicles, our analog infrastructure hits a series of bottlenecks when these power sources meet at a single point, like a physical structure.

“Today, power is plentiful — renewable costs are falling, many structures have generators and batteries store more energy,” said Ryan Kennedy, CEO, Atom Power. “However, we’re missing a link that connects each source and manages the energy flow between it all. We need a new digital platform to dynamically and intelligently respond to this new era of power.”

Atom Power’s digital circuit breaker uses solid-state semiconductors and software to manage the flow of power, and consolidates the functionality of many disaggregated commercial power components into one device. For the first time, every power source is fed into one point to control the energy flow and manage a building’s needs instantaneously.

To achieve UL489 and UL1557 — the standard listings for circuit breakers and power semiconductors — Atom Power had to meet many construction and endurance requirements.

Atom Power announced its digital circuit breaker technology has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Courtesy: Atom Power

Atom Power announced its digital circuit breaker technology has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Courtesy: Atom Power

Atom Power’s intelligent product suite includes a circuit breaker (Atom Switch), distribution panel (Atom Panel) and software (Atom OS), enabling circuit interruption capabilities up to 100,000 A and reducing electrical explosion hazards.

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– Edited from an Atom Power press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering energy and power stories.


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