Power Conditioning System


Smart technologies have not only optimized the function and proficiency of home electronics and household appliances, they have also made the risk of losing them much more costly. Most homeowners forget to consider how many thousands of dollars they have invested in digital devices, electronics and major appliances like their refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines. It is time for a simple, easy-to-install, clean power solution that will help protect all of your home’s electronics while also conserving energy.

The PowerShield Power Condition System offers a single-installation, cost-effective means of helping to protect the entire home from electrical spikes and surges while also monitoring and controlling the rate of incoming electricity in order to optimize the flow of power use and help diminish static-causing harmonics and line noise. Please give us a call to speak with a representative about your specific surge protection needs. You can contact us via our LiveChat, Phone or our Support eTicketing System.

whole home surge protection, power factor correction


    • Protects your valuable appliances, computers, TVs, digital devices, etc. against electrical surges and spikes.

    • ≈80% of power surges come from within your home which are generated every time equipment cycles on and off.

    • Improves power efficiency while conditioning incoming power.

    • Reduces the electrical line noise and harmonics that may cause static in light fixtures which can damage many types of other electronic based equipment.

    • Up to ≈50% of your electricity bill comes from your HVAC (Cooling/Heating Units)

    • The PowerShield’s capacitance is UL Certified (Catagory 810)

    • As reported by the Department of Energy (energy.gov) “Over $16 Billion dollars of electricity is unusable energy, but billable in the USA.

Power Surges

Power spikes and surges can occur many times throughout the day, potentially causing damage to valuable electronics throughout the home. Spikes may originate from a number of sources, including within home when major appliances turn-on, static electricity, power fluctuations and worst of all, lightning. Many homeowners believe that adequate surge protection begins and ends with plugging a few selected devices into a surge protected power strip. Unfortunately, that’s seldom the case. Many other valuable devices such as high-end entertainment centers, HVAC pumps/temp controllers, general electronic devices, large appliances, security systems, and even solar systems are left vulnerable to irreparable or costly damage.

PowerShield creates an additional layer of surge protection by funneling spikes and surges to a neutral ground line thus minimizing potential damage to valuable home electronics and equipment.

Conventional valve type arrestors are based on a 1935 patent. The basic design is a spark gap for the lightning to arc over, and a series resistor which is intended to limit the flow of follow current from the line. For many years this was the best design on the market, but now there is something better.

New Silicon Compound designs offer a number of improvements over the 1935 design. The new silicon design is a pair of metal electrodes separated by a very high tech special silicon compound. Under normal conditions, the silicon compound is a good insulator so that no line current flows between the electrodes to ground. When an excessively high voltage occurs on the electrodes, the high energy electrical field ionizes the silicon compound. This changes it from a compound to silicon separate from oxygen. Since the silicon ion is a good conductor, the high energy current is conducted to ground. When the voltage falls toward normal, the silicon and oxygen recombine, forming the silicon compound and shutting off the conduction.

The Advantages of Silicon

The reason the silicon compound design works so much more effectively is that there is no series resistor to limit the flow of current. In valve arrestors, the resistor is there to limit the flow of the line current. However, it also impedes the lightning discharge. Since the silicon compound needs no resistor, it can conduct more current much faster.

The silicon compound has no spark gap. Valve arrestors have a spark gap to prevent line leakage current and to determine the spark-over voltage. Since the silicon compound conducts at the ionization potential, no spark gap is needed. This is more effective because spark gaps cause high-intensity voltage spikes which act as surges and damage electrical equipment. The silicon compound works equally well in both directions. Valve arrestors do not. Valve arrestors customarily have a pointed electrode on one side of the spark gap and a flat electrode on the other. Therefore, they conduct less in one direction. Since lightning is positive 90% of the time and negative 10% of the time, an arrester must work as well in both directions. The silicon arrester has uniformly shaped electrodes, and conducts equally in both directions.

So, the main improvements which cause the silicon compound to be more effective are:

  • Elimination of the current limiting resistor to speed conduction.
  • Elimination of the spark gap to avoid voltage spikes.
  • Use of bi-directional electrodes to conduct positive and negative lightning and surges. MOV devices are much like silicon arrestors EXCEPT that the metal electrodes are separated by zinc oxide rather than silicon.

The functional differences include:

• MOV units draw current from the circuit continuously. This is an energy drain, and causes the MOV to gradually age. Our silicon compound does not conduct continuously.
• As MOV units age, their clamping voltage degrades toward a short circuit failure. Our silicon compound does not change with age, or use.
• MOVs deteriorate as they age and/or conduct surges. Our silicon compound does not deteriorate with age.
• When MOVs do fail, they tend to short circuit. Therefore, they need to have internal fuses to clear them from the circuit. Silicon arrestors never fail, but if they somehow did, they would fail “open circuit” to permit uninterrupted use of the power system.

As reported by the (I.I.I.) Insurance Information Institute, while deadly storms have already caused destruction in several states these past years, intense lightning storms have taken their toll throughout the United States. The I.I.I. put the average lightning claim at $5,112 in 2011. The I.I.I predicts that this number will continue rising each year. In addition to minimizing the effects of power surges and power spikes which can cause tremendous damage to your home’s electronics, the PowerShield Conditioning System is engineered to improve the power factor of your home, up to .98, allowing all your electronics to always operate efficiently. Anything with copper windings that creates an electromagnetic field — which most all electric motors have — will benefit from the power-factor correction provided by the PowerShield.

• Air Conditioners• Ceiling Fans• Heat Pumps
• Pools Pumps• Power Tools• Freezers
• Washer/Dryer• Elevators• Fluorescent
• Refrigerators • Compactors• Lighting Ballasts
The PowerShield will also improve your appliances, motors and electronics longevity as well as save energy. Ask your Energy Efficiency Experts or call Solar Royal for more information on how the PowerJolt PowerShield Power Conditioning System can work for you.

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