Support for your intelligent power distribution requirements
Digital Electricity™ (DE) facilitates intelligent power distribution by safely distributing high voltage power over long distances. Intelligent power distribution changes the way we enable power over ethernet (PoE) and internet of things (IoT) devices and building operating networks and significantly lowers first costs of the corresponding electrical infrastructure.
Digital Electricity™ can move 20 times more power than PoE, providing a converged operating network at a much lower cost
DE combines data and high voltage power, moving them over non-power cabling by using transmitters and receivers. The transmitter looks like a server, is typically rack mounted, and is located in an electrical room. The transmitter converts AC or DC power into an electricity packet that is received by the receiver, which then converts the electricity packet into the form required by the end devices such as 48-57 VDC, 120V rms, etc. The wiring between the transmitters and receivers is similar to security or control cabling.
DE is different from PoE because it can transmit a much higher power level. PoE can transmit 100W for a distance of 100 meters while DE can transmit 2,000W for up to 2,000 meters. To put it in simple terms, DE moves 20 times more power than PoE. This increase is sufficient to power a significant number of PoE, IoT, and building operating devices, routers, and switches, thereby enabling a converged operating network in a building at a much lower cost than previously possible.
Intelligent power distribution includes circuitry designed for safety, protecting against high current levels, ground and arc faults, and touching hazards. As power demands increase, new cabling can be installed in existing cable trays to quickly increase the power being distributed throughout a building.
Intelligent power distribution has four factors that assist in lowering first costs: 1) low-voltage and/or telecom technicians are qualified to install the cabling, 2) conduit isn’t necessary in the majority of installations to protect the cabling, 3) the cabling itself is less expensive than standard copper wiring normally used to distribute power, and 4) network wiring, such as Cat 6e, can be run at the same time and within the same space as the cabling.