Why more luxury yachts are installing ASEA Frequency Converters than ever before
The movement of luxury yachts vessels around the world is increasing thanks to services such as Dock Express which allows changing between different cruising venues to be cost effective and fast. The challenge for boat builders and owners is to ensure that their boats are equipped with power facilities that meet the variations in supply across all international destinations; and satisfy the universal power demands of owners.
Installing an ASEA Frequency Converter is an effective solution to this issue. The units allow users to plug in their shore power at any port worldwide giving them instant, power at the correct specification for the boat. This is particularly important now as many marinas are restricting the use of generators within their environments. ASEA Frequency Converter removes the need to run generators unnecessarily with the positive result for owners of lower noise, pollution and fuel costs.
When travelling ASEA’s technology protects boats against brown outs and low quality power supplies which can severely affect quality of life on-board. In addition having an ASEA also allows you to easily install convenience sockets via an inverter or second small frequency converter so you can run European sockets off a US Generator and vice versa.
The benefits for owners are numerous as we explained, but what about for boat builders? What are the benefits vs the outlay? The key issue is that it allows you to standardise boat production – boats can be built with the same technology and can be sold and used worldwide. This is can be vital for both new builds and resales. The ASEA Frequency Converters bring with them additional benefits too, the act as Galvanic Isolation for the vessel which means that a separate isolator is not required.
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