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What is a Shore Power Frequency Converter?

PCTI has been very busy recently designing custom shorepower frequency converters for various international shorepower projects. What is a shore power frequency converter? A shorepower frequency converter is equipment that allows a ship to be powered by the port’s electrical grid, even though a ship may have a different operating voltage, which is typical for ships travelling internationally.  PCTI's shore power frequency converters change the local grid power to match the input frequency and voltage of the foreign ship. PCTI has recently provided multiple shore power frequency converters, ranging from 30KVA to 350KVA, as part of a marina projects in St. Vincent and the Grenadines islands.

300 & 350KVA Shorepower Frequency Converters

350KVA Shorepower Frequency Converter Designed and Manufactured by PCTI.

Why are Shorepower Frequency Converters Beneficial?

Using shorepower frequency converters save money by reducing the consumption of diesel fuel. It also reduces air pollution caused by running the engine unnecessarily while at port. Actually, many cities have anti-idling laws put into place specifically to reduce diesel fuel soot and pollution. To comply with these laws and reduce fuel costs, many ports are choosing shorepower solutions, such as PCTI’s frequency converters.

Another benefit of using shore power frequency converters is noise reduction. Using shorepower frequency converters is virtually noise-free, whereas idling and diesel generators are much noisier.

What is ShorePower?

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Other Applications for Frequency Converters?

Other frequency converter uses besides shorepower are ground support equipment for airports and powering foreign equipment. You might be surprised to know that many truck stops use a converter similar to PCTI’s shorepower frequency converters. Instead of a driver idling their engine at a truck stop to keep comfortable, they can plug into a converter to save money on fuel, keep the air clean, and avoid all of the loud noise. PCTI is a proud supplier of frequency converters, DC power supplies, inverters, and battery chargers worldwide.

About PCTI

Power Conversion Technologies, Inc. is a certified DBE woman-owned business.  PCTI designs and manufactures leading edge power electronic equipment in the highest power ranges. PCTI’s engineering staff has in-depth knowledge in the key areas of power conversion such as power semiconductor analysis and application, thermal exchange, magnetic design, packaging, DSP (digital signal processor) control for invertersfrequency convertersDC power suppliesbattery chargers and dischargers. Contact us for more information on our products, applications assistance, or pricing. If you already know what you are looking for, use our easy, online form to request a quote.

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