Addressing Issues with Your High Voltage Power Supply
What Exactly Is a High Voltage Power Supply?
A power supply unit is used to convert electrical power to the frequency, current, and voltage needed for whatever the specific application requires. Sometimes this may involve AC/DC conversions, or it may also involve converting other forms of energy, like solar power or mechanical energy. But a high-voltage power supply focuses specifically on the conversion of DC bus voltages to high-frequency AC with the help of some high-frequency switches. This high-frequency Ac is then further amplified to higher voltages with the help of a high-frequency transformer. These stepped-up voltages are rectified, multiplied, and filtered to provide the desired voltage levels in order to meet the needed output for your high-voltage system. This is a precise system, but it’s also a system than can be vulnerable to electronic component failure over time. And in these circumstances, it’s often best to consult with a power supply failure services professional like the power supply repair services team at AES.
What Are Some Intrinsic Drawbacks with High Voltage Power Supplies?
Working with high-voltage certainly has its benefits, but there are some notable drawbacks worth noting as well. • Insulation for the conductors must increase as voltage increases. • The cost of switching gears and various transformers also increases. • The necessary height of the transmission tower must also increase; otherwise, an unwanted phase-to-earth fault can occur. • With high operating voltage, premature failure of various electronic components can also occur due to overheating. This collective damage to your components can and will add up over time, and can’t be undone without intentional item repair and replacement. • If handled incorrectly, high-voltage situations can result in serious injuries to humans, or even death.
Necessary Preventive Measures for High Voltage Power Supplies
When dealing with high voltage, certain safety protocols must be followed at all times. Some of these include the following: • High-voltage areas must be covered. • High-voltage areas should never be touched when equipment is in operation. • Ground wires must always be connected and maintained. • Power should be disconnected before touching any high voltage equipment. • The input line must also be disconnected before handling any high voltage equipment.
What To Do When Your High Voltage Power Supply Goes Down
If your high-voltage power supply should go out, your connected machinery and devices simply won’t receive the go-go juice they need in order to keep humming right along. And for your business, that means unnecessary downtime, lost production, frustrated clients, and lost revenue. You simply don’t have time for that, and neither do your customers and clients! To that end, the AES team is here to deliver effective power supply repair services, as well as any other electronic repair services or other electronic services you may need.
What Does the AES Power Supply Repair Process Entail?
At AES, our team is well-trained and experienced with any sort of electrical repair that may be required for commercial or industrial applications. And that includes our ability to take care of your high-voltage power supply repair needs! Our proven electronics repair process is both effective and efficient. Here’s our approach to handling each and every repair:
• Receipt, Evaluation, & Quote Generation
Once you send your equipment to AES, we’ll provide a FREE initial evaluation & quote for any needed repair service. We’ll take the time to diagnose any issues with your equipment, and then we’ll communicate exactly what your repair solution will involve. In addition, we work hard to get an official repair quote out to you within 48 hours of receiving your particular item or items.
• Repairs, Testing, & Retesting
Once you approve the repair order, we’ll get it right on our schedule, and then we’ll get right to work! We troubleshoot every aspect of your power source, including providing testing under load conditions, before we ever start our repairs. After we complete our repair work, we then follow up by testing and retesting your equipment under realistic, full-load conditions. We’ve found that this is the best way to ensure your equipment is truly ready-to-go once it arrives back at your facility.
• Cleaning & Final Preparations
Some electronics repair groups only offer needed repair services, but AES doesn’t stop there. We also recognize that sensitive electronic equipment tends to perform much more smoothly (and longer) when properly cleaned. Our cleaning process is very thorough, and includes the removal of any oil, contaminants, and residual moisture.
• Quality Assurance Measures & Return Shipping
Before we give a final sign-off on your equipment, we’ll conduct a final round of quality assurance measures. Once these are completed, we’ll carefully prepare your equipment for return shipping, including using the proper packaging to suit the unique size, shape, and weight of your particular electronic component.
Power Supply Repair Services from AES
If you’re ready to get your high-voltage power supply – or any other essential industrial equipment component – back to its best performance potential, AES has you covered! Connect with our team of experts today at 866-386-1001