New Impulse Testing of Power Magnetics Reactors Achieves Certification at 169KV

New Impulse Testing of Power Magnetics Reactors

Achieves Certification at 169KV

High-level capability provides significant safety

testing margin to assure system performance

TRENTON, NJ, February 25, 2015 – Power Magnetics, Inc. today announced its successful completion of an industry standard impulse test, whose certified results achieving 169 KVBIL*, validate the reliability of the company’s design and construction methods for building iron core harmonic filter reactors.  This capability allows engineers to test products above their actual design voltages, thus providing a heightened safety margin to protect against harmful switching or other transients, such as lightning.  Power Magnetics, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company that is a leader in the design and manufacture of transformers, AC reactors and DC inductors.

Power Magnetics Harmonic Filter Reactor

Power Magnetics Harmonic Filter Reactor

“The issue driving the need for such reliable performance,” said Michael Smith, the firm’s Business Development Manager, “is the destructive nature of the harmonics that can occur on electrical and electronic components.  The result can be higher losses, undue heating, and accelerated end of-life and failure that is sometimes catastrophic.  Basically, this testing level equates to a true ‘acid test’ to determine full system capability with confidence and minimized risk.  For engineers and end-users alike, it’s a meaningful advantage.”

KEMA Labs impulse test setup

KEMA Labs impulse test setup

Studies conducted by an international power company, and verified by third-party laboratories, have demonstrated that harmonics can also be the source of excessive power consumption.  This means that electric motors won’t run efficiently due to compromised power levels, and performance can be off by as much as twelve to seventeen percent in some applications.

“All of these factors,” Smith added, “further demonstrate why in today’s complex marketplace, absolute assurance is critical when it comes to design performance.  That’s why Power Magnetics regularly pursues aggressive testing on its products through outside laboratories, such as the global energy consultancy, KEMA, for the sole purpose of delivering that level of confidence.  Our new certification is therefore an important validation of what we can offer.”

About Power Magnetics, Inc.

Power Magnetics ( designs and builds the “industry standard” Single Phase Trap, or Harmonic Filter Reactor with an unmatched record of service in some of the harshest environments in the world.  The firm offers a full range of engineering and manufacturing capabilities to build products to meet the most exacting needs, including individualized applications, and is known for a level of engineering that produces unparalleled performance and reliability.  In fact, the firm’s slogan, “Built Like the Brooklyn Bridge™,” is a reflection of its products as engineering works of art.  For more information, contact  or call (609) 695-1170.

*Kilovolt Basic Impulse Level

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