PCS100 SFC Highlights


  • Worldwide operation
  • Enables testing of products destined for international markets   
  • Facilitates installation of your equipment around the globe
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • Modular design giving high reliability and short repair times
  • Compact design requires minimal space
  • Easy operation
  • Easy paralleling to other voltage sources using droop

Further features

  • Unity power factor, sinewave, active rectifier design
  • Provides stable regulated voltage and frequency
  • IP20 / IP42 and 50 °C rating as standard (with derating)
  • Rugged overload capability
  • Three phase as standard
  • Serial communications
  • Replacement of motor generator sets
  • Fully isolated AC connection using an output transformer
  • Output cable voltage drop compensation
  • Wide range of voltages available, from 125 kVA to 10 MVA

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What makes ABB’s PCS100 SFC stand out?


Clean sinewave output voltage


The system is constructed of multiple power electronic modules and functions by converting the input AC power through a sine-wave rectifier to a DC link and then through an AC sine-wave inverter to produce a clean, full sine-wave output at the new frequency and voltage.

N+1 modular redundancy for mission critical applications

In an unlikely event where either a single rectifier or inverter module encounters a fault and stops functioning, the master controller that oversees the rectifier/inverter module pairs will reduce the output capacity to the available remaining working rectifier/inverter module pairs. The load will not be shed, but it will be transferred seamlessly to the remaining module pairs in the converter. Allows flexible planning of converter repair/faulty module replacement.

Parallel load sharing

The PCS100 SFC is extremely flexible with regard to paralleling with other voltage sources, either other generators or multiple SFC units.  Parallel load sharing is achieved using frequency and voltage droop profiles programed into the converter.  This allows the converters to share power with other systems without the need for any additional communication signals.  In addition SFC converters of different power ratings can be paralleled, with each one delivering the same percentage of its rated power as required by the load.

Automatic Output Synchronization

Starting the SFC into the live bus is greatly simplified due to the automatic output synchronization feature. This enables a full seamless transfer from generator supply to SFC supply on the output bus. If the output bus is dead when the SFC is given a start command it will ramp up the voltage over one second, providing a soft energizing of the output.

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