Automatic Transfer Switch creates a Friendly environmental energy source for your household solar PV system with associated and its availability at almost zero cost which have resulted in the increase of Renewable energy use throughout the world.
In Africa and specifically in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, Solar Energy constitutes a tremendous resource. However, households who decide to acquire Solar PV systems end up facing two major challenges:
This article and its paper publication help to prefer solutions to these challenges by providing a solution to households who wish to still have power even when there is not enough sun irradiance for their solar PV system. And also it provides a solution to the need for drawing more current at a specific time, knowing that most households and small businesses rarely purchase a solar PV system that meets their power load requirements.
The primary power source in our experiment is the Solar PV system and the Mains (Grid) act as the secondary power source. When solar production is low (below 200V), the system switches to the Grid until it detects voltage within the allowable limits from the Inverter and switches back to solar. While powered by the Grid,
However, if its voltage goes below the said level, power is disconnected. A Microcontroller controls the load and supplies. Two digital voltmeters and a digital Ammeter are incorporated as a subsystem to measure the voltage of both sources and the current being drawn by the loads. A Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) continuously displays the status of the system i.e. voltage of both sources and current being drawn.
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Design of an Automatic Transfer Switch
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After so much hard work put into the design by our team, we were able to validate the result and it was published in the European Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology. and you can also build your own solar panel system but if you are new to solar power or solar energy technology you can read the basic teams of solar energy
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Automatic Transfer Switch FAQ
Do I need an automatic transfer switch?
A transfer switch is required by the NEC for any connection of power to a home. Truly, using an ATS is the only safe way to directly connect a generator to your home. An automatic transfer switch isolates your home from the power lines.
What is the disadvantage of auto transfer?
Usually costs more than a manual model: Because automatic models are generally larger and contain more complex components than manual models, they usually cost more. However, their price tag varies according to the style of a switch a building needs and what brand is purchased.
How does an automatic change-over switch work?
With an automatic changeover switch, the home’s power is automatically switched over during an outage, eliminating the need for manually switching. But with a manual changeover switch, the homeowner must flip a switch to turn the power draw from the commercial grid to the generator.
What is the purpose of an ATS?
An applicant tracking system (ATS) helps companies organize candidates for hiring and recruitment purposes. These systems allow businesses to collect information, organize prospects based on experience and skill set, and filter applicants.
What are the two types of automatic transfer switches?
There are two types of automatic transfer switches, circuit breakers, and contractors. The circuit breaker type has two interlocked circuit breakers, so only one breaker can be closed at any anytime. The contactor type is a simpler design that is electrically operated and mechanically held.
What is an automatic transfer switch?
An automatic transfer switch (ATS) is a device that automatically transfers a power supply from its primary source to a backup source when it senses a failure or outage in the primary source.