This French manufactured automatic voltage regulator is one of the extremely useful items designed and made by Leroy-Somer. The origins of the company were in Angoulême, Charente and through proven hard working and durable products they have grown from strength to strength. An automatic voltage regulator is necessary to stabilise the voltage. Voltage that dips and surges will damage most machines and therefore it is imperative to have an automatic voltage regulator. Almost all generators will have a voltage regulator of some sort but the automatic voltage regulators are the best. The modern AVR uses solid state devices that is a feed back control system that measures the output voltage of a generator to a set point and adjusts the excitation of the generator to keep it stabilised.
Installation and characteristics of the R230 Leroy-Somer Automatic Voltage Regulator
The alternator with Shunt excitation is self-excited with a voltage regulator. The regulator monitors the exciter excitation current as a function of the alternator output voltage. It has a rapid response time for a transient voltage variation amplitude of about 20. The voltage supply or sensing range is 85 to 139 volts at 50 to 60 Hertz. The power supply is protected by an 8 amp, slow blowing fuse which will tolerate 10 amps for 10 seconds. The unit can be set for 50 or 60 Hertz and comes with factory set under speed protection. A Potentiometer can be used for remote voltage adjustment.
Potential Industry usage of R230 Leroy-Somer Automatic Voltage Regulator
This unit can be used in many different sectors of industry. It us useful in the automotive and chemical sectors as well as food processing and textile industries. The unit should be used with other Leroy-Somer products as it has been specifically designed for such usage. If you are in an industry where voltage and current is essential for machines to operate then you need to prevent damage to your costly equipment with a modern automatic voltage regulator. The saving to the company when surges or dips put the machinery out of action will more than pay for the protection of an automatic voltage regulator.