World's First Digital Circuit Breaker - AtomPower

Poor energy management results in 30,000 electrical risk accidents per year. Arc flash events can eliminate an entire building for weeks.

credits:ATOM POWER


Due to its ability to interrupt 100,000 amps with unprecedented speed, digital switches effectively eliminate these risks, resulting in "the safest, fastest, smartest system to date".

Surprisingly, this idea is not new. Manufacturers have tried and failed to find a comparable solution, mainly because semiconductor technology was not sufficiently advanced until recently.

In addition, many viewed the problem as a switch function problem rather than a comprehensive system design problem.

Imagine the fuse box in your basement, each switch assigned to different electrical components of your home.

These switches are designed to break a circuit and prevent overloaded cables on your wall from overheating and causing a fire. When this happens, he goes to his mechanical room and turns on the switches again.

Now multiply that simple system in your home by skyscrapers and industrial buildings, which can have 250 circuit breakers on any floor, each from 15 to 4000 amps at higher voltages. At this scale, the limitations and dangers of a manually controlled energy system become much more evident and costly.

The technology, invented by Atom Power, has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the global standard for consumer safety.

This new switch facilitates energy management and is 3000 times faster than the fastest mechanical switch, marking one of the most radical advances in energy distribution since Thomas Edison, along with Nikola Tesla.




Having overcome that 140-year hurdle, which involved complying with UL's stringent building and resistance requirements, Atom Power's next challenge is to reduce the thermal losses suffered by its digital switches to make them as efficient as their mechanical counterparts.


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