What voltage regulator 220v for a summer residence to choose: types and best manufacturers + nuances of choice
Stabilization of the supply voltage is an urgent task for a different type of economic sphere, despite technological progress. Along with the industrial field, the problems of voltage stability often apply to the domestic sphere.
For example, owners of country houses or country houses often encounter the problem of voltage surges. To protect the equipment connected to the network and housing in general, it is necessary to install a voltage stabilizer. The device prevents overheating of the line and provides protection against short circuit.
The market offers a wide range of such devices. To understand what to choose a 220 V voltage regulator for giving, you need to understand the features of the different models, evaluate the technical parameters of the devices, and also ask about the reputation of the manufacturer. Our article is devoted to the solution of these issues.
The content of the article:
- Types and principle of operation of the stabilizer
- Top stabilizer manufacturers
- Stabilizer Tips
- Conclusions and useful video on the topic
Types and principle of operation of the stabilizer
For what purpose is a stabilizer necessary? The name of the device itself already reports on its operational purpose.
The instability of the mains voltage, for example, brought to the country house, is manifested by voltage surges. Such jumps can reach 30% (220 * 30100 = 66), that is, almost a third of the total voltage.
Such conditions of lowering (or increasing) the supply voltage to 60-70 volts can lead to a tragic situation with expensive equipment, - failure with subsequent repair.
The same situation is fraught with an increased risk component regarding the occurrence of a fire. Therefore, the conclusion is obvious - where the instability of the mains supply is noted, the binding of a voltage regulator becomes a mandatory procedure.
Considering the principle of operation of such devices, it is worth noting the separation of devices by performance class.There are three types of structures: electromechanical, relay, electronic.
Electromechanical view of devices
The work of the first type of structures is based on the actions of a transformer servo drive. The slider part on the transformer windings moves with a servo-drive, due to which the output voltage is regulated.
Devices of this type are able to provide output stability with an accuracy of 2-5%. But given the mechanical performance of the system, talking about high reliability will be wrong. In addition, this is a fairly noisy type of converter.
Relay Type Stabilizers
The second type of device - relay, also uses a transformer regulation technique.
The difference lies in the use of a system of switches between turns of transformer windings, instead of a slider mechanism.
Relays are used as switches on relay installations.
In operation, this technique is actually comparable to devices on servomotors. And at a cost the equipment is practically not inferior to electromechanical systems.
Electronic version of devices
The third type is electronic, the most preferred choice, despite the high cost. The cost of electronic stabilizers, meanwhile, pays off pretty soon, given the benefits the equipment brings to the end user.
The basis of such systems is electronics, assembled on the basis of powerful thyristors (triacs). The so-called electronic keys - thyristors and triacs, are characterized by fast switching times, measured in milliseconds.
Thus, for the user, the moment of switching remains unnoticed. In addition, any noise is completely excluded.
Electronic stabilizers have inherent durability properties that significantly overlap the durability of relay and mechanical devices.
Electronics-based technology provides a high level of stabilization (no more than 1-1.5% error). Accordingly, now it is the best choice for almost any operating conditions.
Top stabilizer manufacturers
The production of devices that stabilize the power supply of the network (domestic or industrial) has been established at a wide level. In any case, it is not difficult to find a dozen well-known companies, precisely if the property owner is faced with the choice of a voltage stabilizer for a summer residence or a country house.
Let's see which companies attract the most attention and how much this attention is justified by practice.
Place # 1 - INTEPS
Pskov company INTEPS is a truly attractive supplier of stabilizing modules, given the long history of the company and the experience gained.
However, the Russian production of electrical components has been valued at all times, excluding the current time. Only in comparison is true quality known, and such a comparison has been tested in practice for 15-20 years since the appearance of foreign products on the market.
However, the modern company INTEPS collects voltage stabilizers from American parts.In particular, the thyristors of the IXYS series, as well as microprocessor control modules, are used to construct the instrument circuit.
A popular product of the company are stabilizers LIDER series. For example, a model PS5000SQrated for power consumption up to 5 kW. It is a good option for installation in the country.
Place # 2 - Resanta Enterprise
This foreign manufacturer, judging by the reviews of the owners, offers relatively high-quality equipment. The principle of operation of which, as in the first case, is based on the electronic control of the stabilization process.
The basis of the product is voltage stabilizers up to 5 kW, suitable for installation in a suburban real estate farm (in the country).
Specifically, we can note the model ASN-5000/1-EM, which according to the characteristics of the manufacturer demonstrates a high coefficient of efficiency for stabilizing the network electrical potential.
Installing such equipment in the same country house provides the user, among other things, additional functions:
- protection against short circuit (short circuit);
- prevention of overheating of load lines;
- the exception of overstatement;
- bypass function.
Instructions for connecting the device provide for the use of direct power input.
Place # 3 - Electrotechnical company "Energy"
The products of this manufacturer, made for installation in everyday life, including dachas, are represented mainly by electromechanical voltage stabilizers.
A wide assortment of 5-kilowatt devices, designed to stabilize input voltages in the range of 130-255 volts, is offered.
The configuration of the devices allows the installation of devices wall or floor option. Despite the electromechanical design, the equipment practically does not create noise during operation.
The control system allows you to configure some parameters manually. Relatively inexpensive product.
Production "Energies" distinguished by a significant variation in prices. So, one of the models of this manufacturer, marked by a series ASN 2000, can be purchased for just 3,500 rubles.
True, a power of 1.5 kW in other cases may not be enough. Then there is another option - Hybrid 5000, at a price of 15 thousand rubles, which provides power up to 5 kW.
Place # 4 - Elektromash Enterprise
Tula enterprise produces stabilizing modules under the brand name RUSELT. Design features of the products are inverter-type devices.
Such equipment is characterized by a high degree of sensitivity to voltage drops. Accordingly, the stabilization level of the equipment is characterized by small errors, according to the characteristics - not more than 1%.
Systems of this type, of course, are more costly. So, the popular product of the Elektromash company is the stabilizer RUSELT SDP-1 / 1-10, estimated by the commercial market in the range of 60-65 thousand rubles.
The device provides a high degree of reliability along with good parameters, therefore it is often used for networks of important facilities, for example, healthcare facilities.
Place # 5 - The Calm Company
Another Tula company is a direct competitor to JSC Elektromash, given supplies to the commercial market of no less attractive stabilization systems. Firm "Calm" characterized by a wide-profile manufacture of electrical equipment.
The company's products are not limited to voltage stabilizers for summer houses and homes. In addition, production of other products, for example, uninterruptible power supplies.
Among the range of voltage stabilizers, it is worth considering the model of the company "Calm", referred to as InStab IS1110RT - The best option for a summer house and a large country house.
The device is quite powerful - up to 8 kW, characterized by high efficiency (97%) and a low level of stabilization error (no more than 2%). In addition, there is another choice from the dealer catalogs of equipment.
The list of stabilizer manufacturers can be continued - there are many worthy brands in the market specializing in the production of electrical equipment.
But, in addition to the reputation of the company, the potential owner also needs criteria that will help to choose a high-quality stabilizer. Therefore, in addition to a brief overview of manufacturers, we will consider an important point in choosing such systems.
A review of the top ten models of stabilizers for the home with a description of their characteristics, as well as user reviews, is given in this article.
Actually, the task of choosing a voltage stabilizer for installation in a country house or in the economy of a country house is solved in the traditional way, characteristic for the selection of this kind of equipment.
The selection procedure is as follows:
- It is determined by the reviews and ratings of the manufacturer that has gained the most users.
- From the manufacturer's assortment according to technical characteristics, a device is selected that meets the requirements.
- Also, at the time of selection, it is recommended to pay attention to the design and installation options.
The main point of this list for the consumer choosing the equipment, of course, is the second point. The remaining two can be noted by secondary criteria.
Based on the list of technical characteristics that can always be found on the manufacturers' websites, it will not be difficult for a potential stabilizer owner to choose equipment for the cottage (in the house).
Active power parameter
The first technical parameter of choice is the active power of the device. This value, measured in kilowatts (kW), determines the load capacity of the device.
For summer cottages, where the electrical circuit is loaded with a classic set of household electrical appliances, a 5 kW stabilizer is enough.
Sometimes owners assume the use of more powerful equipment, for example:
- woodworking machines;
- electric boilers;
- pumping equipment;
- welding equipment, etc.
In such situations, a 5 kW stabilizer can no longer be dispensed with. Here you will need equipment with a power level of 8-10 kW.
The technological design of a voltage stabilizer is a criterion no less important than power. Here, the main principle of selection is the class of connected household appliances.
Given that almost all modern appliances in modern design are digital, then the choice is obvious - a stabilizer for the cottage (or in the house) needs an electronic one.
For a slightly different option, when power equipment has a higher priority, relay or electromechanical stabilization is a very suitable choice.And in case of optimal protection of any household equipment, the choice of an inverter type stabilizer is practical.
Additional selection criteria
In most cases, the ordinary user is alien to the concepts of professional energy, such as “voltage range”, “bypass mode”, “system cooling”, etc. However, when choosing a voltage stabilizer, it is recommended to get to know these concepts more closely.
This will give a chance of a more accurate selection of equipment in relation to operating conditions. So, the wider the range of input voltages, the more universal the use of a stabilizer.
The presence of bypass mode also provides versatility of operation. The effectiveness of the apparatus depends on the cooling system used.
Some homemade enthusiasts assemble a voltage regulator with their own hands using a power transformer from the TV. Detailed instructions for the manufacture of the device are proposed in the article - Powerful do-it-yourself voltage regulator: circuit diagrams + step-by-step assembly instructions
Conclusions and useful video on the topic
The video below should not be taken as an advertising move, but it should be understood as a general instruction for owners of cottages.
As the video makes clear, the voltage regulation technique can really make the life of the owners of cottages calm:
It is recommended to stabilize the power received from centralized power supply networks in any case. This approach will ensure the integrity of household equipment, create additional conditions for protection against possible fire due to short circuits of current circuits.
A good voltage regulator is an expensive technique. However, the spent financial resources will pay off quite quickly, given how often the voltage drops cause a breakdown in expensive household appliances.
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