Voltage regulation serves to control tension and stabilize voltage fluctuations in an electrical supply system by maintaining it within a specific range using a device designed to stabilize current flow.

Thanks to voltage regulation, it is possible to protect electrical appliances connected to the electrical grid and avoid problems such as voltage fluctuations, voltage drops, and overvoltage.

What are voltage regulators?

A voltage regulator is a specialized device for stabilizing voltage variations and preventing voltage spikes, one of the main problems of the power supply system. These devices are designed to provide regulated voltage in compliance with energy quality criteria, to stabilize direct current voltages, maintain a constant voltage level in an integrated circuit, and therefore protect electrical installations.

In an electrical power distribution system, voltage regulators keep voltages within a specified range, ensuring that electrical equipment operates optimally. Therefore, voltage regulators or voltage stabilizers are installed to ensure that consumers receive constant voltage regardless of the power of the electrical voltage line they are connected to.

If an electrical device is subjected to poorly regulated voltage, its performance is at risk as it may get damaged. A good voltage or voltage regulator contributes to companies (both private and public) maintaining voltage levels used for their operation and being able to provide their services with electrical equipment and systems that will function correctly.

Voltage regulation curve

The voltage curve can be observed when the electrical power load decreases from the highest point to zero, when the electric current goes from zero to a short-circuit level, and when the voltage goes from open circuit to zero. A voltage regulator has the ability to subtract or add voltage, so, acting as an autotransformer, it helps to make voltage levels in a system consistent. Thus, the control of a voltage regulator can detect variations and order changes when necessary.

Among the most common problems related to variations in electrical load current are voltage drops, disconnections, voltage interruptions, and voltage fluctuations, which are generally related to network providers or large consumers.

Constant changes recorded in load profiles can cause voltage drop and installation, so installing a voltage regulator represents advantages such as improved energy quality, lower maintenance requirements, faster recovery from voltage fluctuations, and greater load capacity.

Protect the lifespan of your equipment

Storing electrical energy in batteries helps regulate voltage and protects the lifespan of equipment by reducing the incidence of violent electrical lows that can damage them, and also allows the use of electrical energy reserves. Thanks to these energy reserves in batteries, the risks associated with voltage variations are reduced almost to zero, and power outages do not affect electronic devices.

In Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, alternating current is the input voltage and is converted into direct current when charged into batteries to supply alternating current to the equipment connected to them and to take advantage of electricity reserves during power outages (and during the most expensive CFE schedules).

Why use the Quartux storage system to regulate voltage?

Battery storage systems, such as Quartux, help regulate voltage and contribute to improving the power and quality of energy supplied according to the needs of each customer. With Quartux’s innovative technology, it is possible to store energy in batteries to maintain constant energy flow for longer periods without current variations.

The use of these devices is very important for maintaining energy quality and the proper functioning of electrical equipment by protecting them from load current variations. Voltage regulators in storage systems keep the voltage within predetermined limits, so their use ensures proper operation of all equipment and machinery, and the operation of large industries is not interrupted.

In contrast, unregulated voltage supply can cause problems such as reduced lifespan of electronic components, as well as overheating and possible premature failures.

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