New Amber Indestructible AC Switch breaks digital barrier
Silicon Valley startup Amber Solutions has announced that its “Indestructible AC Switch” has achieved a new milestone towards productisation. This comes with the debut of a fully demonstrable, solid-state based regulation/control/protection technology platform for the digital control of electricity.
According to Amber CEO Thar Casey, the new platform delivers full validation of its digital protection of solid-state architecture from broad-based transient power conditions within the hostile AC Mains environment.
The singular technology platform is designed to digitally detect and protect solid-state architecture against a range of destructive electrical conditions, including short circuit, overvoltage, inductive load kickback, overcurrent, and overloads.
Until Amber, says the company, such broad protection in AC power environments was a key hurdle for AC solid-state based power management, without costly, lower quality old tech-based components, which pressure standard form factor sizes and therefore limit feature capabilities of products.
Thar Casey commented: “Our ability to now demonstrate such a breadth of electrical protection by our breakthroughs in a single solid-state platform means that a wide range of electrical products now have a clear path to true next generation architecture and functions that fully leverage the breakthrough advantages of Amber’s silicon chip-based power management technologies.”
“Amber’s breakthroughs in a silicon chip enable dramatically smaller size footprint of electrical products’ power management and integration of modern intelligence features for much more dynamic delivery, both of which result in a substantial expansion of new functions in electrical products — without deviating from standard form factors like the single gang box and the retrofit circuit breaker.”
He continued, “We are now engaging with key partners to jointly evaluate this new Indestructible AC Switch technology platform to extract core product and silicon chip requirements for the launch of a range of partner products based on this next generation Amber powered architecture.”
To prove the point, Amber recently released a video demonstration of one specific example of the Amber Indestructible AC Switch’s capability — successfully suppressing 450 inductive load surges (typically thousands of volts each) over 15 consecutive minutes to just 260 volts each.
According to the company, its solid-state technologies are so advanced that they deliver the major advantages of smaller silicon chip-sized form factors, including advanced digital surge protection, arc-free switching, increased switching speed by many thousands of times faster, and higher quality with enhanced reliability — even when paired with traditional electro-mechanical architecture.
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