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Publication Date: 02/1/2010
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Bridgeport: Emergency Transformer Restores Disrupted Power
Portable emergency phase-restoring transformer.
Shelton, CT — Bridgeport Magnetics Group has developed the PhazeSaver Model PS8000, a transportable 8000VA transformer to restore 240VAC power from a single 120VAC and a neutral source. It can also provide 120V power from a service with two good phases. The PhazeSaver works with both overhead 120VAC/240VAC and underground 120VAC/208VAC systems. The product was developed in close co-operation with Con Edison in New York City.

The new product restores power to businesses and residences that lose partial service either 120VAC or 208VAC/240VAC until permanent repairs can be completed. It improves public safety by avoiding running shunts or bridging utility customers when a phase is lost. Other applications include: emergency power for DC cathodic protection equipment; temporary power for construction sites; charging electric cars and trucks, golf carts and utility carts; power for stationary mobile emergency command center vehicles; power for parked police surveillance vans; and power for parked refrigeration trucks and recreational vehicles.

Two or more units may be paralleled to accommodate loads higher than 8kVA. The 8kVA transformer complies with UL 506 safety standards. It is mounted inside a rugged, fully enclosed weatherproof, NEMA-style cabinet with a yellow color epoxy powder coat finish over Zinc chromate 14GA steel. The unit comes with an electronic magnetic circuit breaker with a 70A rating. All electrical connections are enclosed and secured behind a hinged door with tamper-proof key lock. The PhazeSaver's overall dimensions are 31 x 14 x 6.5-in. (790 x 360 x 165mm), and weight is 70 Lbs (32kg). A telescopic carrying handle and wheels allow for easy mobility of the unit.

Contact: Bridgeport Magnetics, 6 Waterview Dr.,Shelton, CT 06484 877-836-5920 or 203-954-0050 fax: 203-954-0051 E-mail: Web:

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