Frank DeLattre, Vycon

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Motors and Drives April 1, 2010

Flywheels: A Power Protection Alternative

For some control applications, a brief power outage or brownout is an inconvenience. However, for the majority of computer-controlled processes, even a momentary glitch in the power supply is completely unacceptable, as well as costly. The traditional means of guaranteeing a continuous power supply has been the use of battery-based uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) along with engine gen-sets.

By Frank DeLattre, Vycon
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