Are you worried that load shedding will have a disastrous effect on your electronic equipment? It isn’t only the inconvenience of load shedding that is on the forefront of everyone’s mind. It’s also the worry of when the power does come back on. Typically, there is a power surge when the power returns, and this is what can cause damage to your electronics. This sudden surge of electricity is likely to destroy the inner workings of your electronics. The good news is that you can plan ahead and help protect your electronics from load shedding and the subsequent power surges.
Steps to take – Protecting Your Equipment With an AVR
You have likely heard of an AVR. An automatic voltage regulator is an essential piece of equipment for anyone who relies on electrical equipment both at work and at home. Essentially, an AVR is a device that helps maintain a constant voltage level to your electronic equipment on the same load. It will regulate voltage variations to ensure a constant and reliable power supply to your electronic equipment.
Why use an AVR? – Protecting Your Equipment With an AVR
We know that load shedding will take place. We also know that it is likely to continue for some time. While the inconvenience of load shedding is felt by us all, it is when the power does come back on that our electronic equipment is at risk. A power surge is a brief, but potentially dangerous spike in the voltage from the main supply. Power surges that occur once the power returns has to be one of the biggest downfalls of load shedding. An automatic voltage regulator can keep your electronic equipment safe, both at home and at the workplace. An AVR protects your household appliances including your laptop and computers, as well as the electronic equipment in your business by automatically regulating the electrical current.
An AVR will sense any power surges coming from the electricity source and will automatically normalise it before it reaches your equipment. The AVR uses a servomechanism to detect the correct voltage when a power surge does occur. It will maintain the right level of output power to ensure the safety of your electronic equipment. An AVR is a necessity for the safety of your electronic equipment.
To find out more about how an AVR will keep your electronic equipment safe during load shedding, speak to Generator Parts today.