TMCNet:  Powernet Oy, Finland's leading power supply manufacturer, joins forces with PowerSense A/S of Denmark

[November 25, 2013]

Powernet Oy, Finland's leading power supply manufacturer, joins forces with PowerSense A/S of Denmark

Nov 25, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Powernet ADC5000 power supply series backs up the measurement and communication functionality of the PowerSense Smart Grid solution Powernet Oy, a Finnish company offering power supplies, has made an agreement with PowerSense A/S of Denmark, a specialist in smart grid solutions, on the delivery of Powernet ADC5000 power supplies. ADC5000 power supplies ensure that PowerSense's DISCOS system can be used for the reliable remote-reading of electricity consumption in high-voltage lines.


On-site and remote monitoring of consumers' electricity consumption has traditionally been based on actual detailed use measured at the last node of the network. However, reading of the "big picture" consumption in high-voltage lines has been impossible in practice. With the PowerSense DISCOS system, electricity consumption can now be directly measured from high-voltage lines. Based on this innovative solution, a device which calculates electricity consumption by reading changes in the magnetic field is installed on an existing high-voltage line. This means that power distributors can measure actual electricity consumption on-line, enabling them to focus supply where it is needed at any given time.

PowerSense uses an ADC5000 series battery charger to charge the system's battery. The charger is equipped with temperature compensation, which ensures that the charging voltage is always correct, regardless of the ambient temperature. Temperature compensation prolongs the lifetime of the battery and lowers system maintenance costs.

Harry Lilja, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Powernet Oy, points out that ADC5000 was one of the first power supplies to enter the market with temperature-compensated charging and serial output diodes as standard. The ADC5000 series is used internationally, at wind-power plants, in process automation systems, in telecom applications, and in various industrial applications. Thanks to its high reliability, the ADC5000 has gained the trust of customers around the world.

PowerSense and Powernet began collaborating in 2008. Over the years, Powernet has provided PowerSense with thousands of ADC5000 products. Powernet's partner in Denmark, Scanpocon A/S, has been in charge of local buffer stocks and customer service. 'The ADC5000 series has proven highly reliable in the smart grid market. Powernet is a flexible supplier, and we would happily recommend them as a vendor of high-quality power supply products,' says Claus.G.Christensen, Project Manager at PowerSense A/S.

Further information: Harry Lilja, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Powernet Oy tel.: +358 10 2890 703 e-mail: harry.lilja@powernet.fi Claus.G.Christensen, Project Manager, PowerSense A/S tel.: +45 76100 017 e-mail: cgc@powersense.dk Powernet Oy, www.powernet.fi Established in 1992, Powernet Oy is a Finnish company specialised in the design and manufacturing of power supplies, chargers, power conversion solutions and inverters, with a strong emphasis on product development. Its key customer segments include applications for renewable energy, transportation and demanding industrial needs. The company's strengths include high energy-efficiency and key account driven customer-specific power supply solutions.

PowerSense A/S, www.powersense.com PowerSense A/S develops and produces high-quality supervision and control systems for the power distribution industry. The supervision and control systems have been designed to retrofit and digitalize existing power distribution infrastructures. This enables the modern grid operators to meet the challenges of the future power grids, where an increasing number of distributed power generations and electrical cars will drastically change the power consumption patterns. PowerSense A/S was founded September 1, 2006, as a spin-off from the Danish power company DONG Energy (dongenergy.com) and the Danish venture capital fund NES Partners (nespartners.dk).

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