The world’s requirement for electrical energy, particularly renewable energy, has made the demand for power electronics more essential than ever before. Today’s focus on providing clean energy and cutting back on carbon emissions has led to an increased demand for new types of power electronics used in power conversion equipment.
Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic Hurricane on record, and the second most costly hurricane in US history.
On August 28th, 1991, Mihai and Cathy Chis incorporated Power Conversion Technologies, Inc. Since then, PCTI has continued to grow and stay on the forefront of the latest technologies in power electronics. 25 years later, PCTI continues to power military and industrial customers across the globe.
While man has traveled over the waves for millennia, it has only been in modern times that we have gotten the chance to explore underneath the surface. While the hobbyist inventors designed the earliest submarines in the 1500s, the subs of the 20th century have been technologically sophisticated machines developed by engineers and built in massive shipyards.
The caption on PCTI’s homepage is “The Power To Be Powerful”. This refers to PCTI’s occupation of the highest power niche of the power electronic products markets for frequency converters, inverters, battery chargers and DC power supplies. As the power ratings for the equipment we manufacture continues to trend upwards, we found that we needed a bigger facility with more amenities and more power. PCTI new facility has four times more power than our previous facility.
It seems that every day, emerging technologies and energy solutions are getting more advanced and closer to being more mainstream. Solar and wind power, for instance, used to be more theoretical than practical; now, that is no longer the case.
PCTI is no stranger to the requirements for submarine battery chargers. We have made battery charging and discharging equipment for submarines and other applications since 1994. Our first submarine battery discharger was manufactured for the U.S. Navy’s largest unmanned submarine
On August 14, 2003, a huge blackout took hold of the Northeastern United States. Rural areas, suburban towns, and entire dense metropolitan areas were thrown into darkness, eventually reaching more than 50 million people. Once the lights came back on, power operators discovered that the massive event had been caused by a single generator plant in Ohio.
At PCTI, we have always been dedicated to innovation. This is especially true when it comes to digital signal processing technology, or DSP. The DSP is a technology used in several industries, including power electronics controls; it’s a specialized microprocessor with an architecture optimized for the operational needs of digital signal processing.
March 2016 was the 5th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In response to the Fukushima accident, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) developed the Diverse and Flexible Coping Strategies (FLEX) to prepare for beyond-design-events at Nuclear Power Station in the US. To support the FLEX Strategies mandated by the NRC, PCTI has produced a Critical Power Trailer that houses a 400A, 125V 12-Pulse Battery Charger.