Frequently Asked Questions faq

What is a Power Conditioner?

Power Problems come in a multitude of variations each one can be solved individually or in almost every combination. There is no one 'best product' because each solution has its own drawbacks whether it be low efficiency or high cost or even large size or weight, almost all of these solutions are encompassed in the term Power Conditioner.

What is the best Power Conditioner?

The Constant Voltage Transformer ( CVT) has a 50 year design life, low cost and cures 99.8% of all known power problems, if a CVT is not suitable for your application Advance can recommend any of a dozen alternatives we manufacture.

What is a Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS or TVSS)?

Transients, either internally generated or from lightning strikes exist and cause obvious damage and less definable data and communication errors. Although there are several different approaches Transient Voltage Suppressors either divert or absorb the energy of a transient to protect your equipment

What is the best Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS or TVSS)?

Advance designs and recommends an holistic approach to transient suppression. There are many types of device but they are all characterised by their key benefits. An ideal TVSS has a low clamping voltage, fast response times combined with a large absorbtion capacity. We use a multi-stage matrix approach to provide all three with unparalleled reliability allowing us to offer a 10 year warranty.

What is an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

When the lights go out it can be disastrous if your computers or telephones stop working, an Uninterruptible Power Supply ( UPS) provides a stable battery backed up source of power in these circumstances. Depending on the type of UPS it may provide further Power Conditioning.