ASEA Frequency Converters

posted on: Nov 30 2015 in

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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Further details and images available from Melanie Lay
01634 290772
07802 874451

Opportunity for Boat Builders to view the benefits of effective Hybrid Power

posted on: Oct 23 2015 in Marine

Energy Solutions now offer a unique testing facility for boat builders where they can take data logged from boats in the field and then replicate the loads through a programmable loadbank. The loadbank will apply steps in 100 watt steps from 0 to 300 kW in a repeatable way so that fuel use and running hours can be trialled with different system components to achieve the blend of power sources and silent running times that you are looking for. The testing facility has advanced fuel flow monitoring as well as the programmable loadbank and 30 kW of DC to AC conversion equipment – ensuring complete and thorough testing.

Energy Solutions are already working with UK clients to mimic real life information and demonstrate to end customers the potential benefits of various stages of Hybrid set-up. This consultancy and testing facility is unique and provides a significant extra dimension to the product distribution and system design capabilities that customers know them for.

Energy Solutions MD Paul Holland explains: "We have developed the testing facility in response to a sharp increase in interest in Hybrid power solutions. Of course boat electrical systems have always had an element of Hybrid about them. - a mixture of shore-power, generator power and battery stored power is a traditional set-up on board most larger pleasure boats, as well as small commercial craft. The real change is the appetite of customers to really integrate these systems to achieve notable fuel savings, lower generator running hours and, as a by-product of these, lower emissions."

Demonstrating the facility Paul puts forward an example to illustrate the benefits: "A good example of this is to look at a modern 10 Kw marine generator - it will peak in its overall efficiency towards full load. Even at this peak the useful electricity produced is only 24% of the energy in the fuel! Run the generator at 30% load and the efficiency drops to 15%. This is an increase in emissions per kWh of electricity of 60%. So by using high output DC-AC inverter / chargers, such as the 8 Kw Victron Quattro, boat builders can run generators for shorter periods at high load (at highest efficiency) and deliver substantial amounts of power from the batteries at other times."

It is all the same ingredients that customers are familiar with – but selected to work elegantly together to achieve maximum performance for minimum fuel.
Those interested in viewing the facility can connect Energy Solutions on 01634 290772 or


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01634 290772
07802 874451

EasyGrid – The New Affordable, Easy to Install Off Grid Power Solution

posted on: Sep 22 2015 in Off grid

Energy Solutions have become the UK’s leading supplier of off grid power solutions for homes and businesses with their unique range of off grid systems. In an exciting new development the company is now launching its latest off grid solution – EasyGrid.  Designed and built in the UK but developed to be used worldwide, the range is a pre-configured, ready to install off grid solution suitable to most applications where a mains grid connection is not available, feasible or reliable.

The EasyGrid range is designed as a “Plug and Play” system, and can be installed by a local electrician. All the components are contained with a robust, lockable cabinet that can be left outside so no interior space is required.

Explains Energy Solutions’ Head of Sales Mark Penny:  “We want to make off grid power as straightforward as possible for our customers – and EasyGrid does that.  Whether they are looking to provide electrical power for a small office or a large family home we have an EasyGrid system that will be a perfect fit.”

Being able to have the unit installed by a local electrician makes it a truly accessible, affordable option - with an easy to follow installation guide and a telephone support team the units can be installed within a day.

The EasyGrid range offers flexibility for owners as they can connect to both renewable power – solar or wind;  as well as a generator  - giving owners access to continuous, silent power everyday. In the case of the Easy Grid 5000 and 10000 the cabinets have an additional grid connection which allows owners to use unreliable mains grid, when available, and to revert first to stored power and then a back up generator – all seamlessly. This is vital in areas that have frequent daily power cuts but power is needed on a continuous basis.

“We believe that this range will be popular both within the UK and internationally; our first units have already being dispatched to customers that have been waiting for an all-in-one solution.” concludes Mark Penny.

The range consists of EasyGrid 2000, EasyGrid 3000, EasyGrid 5000 and EasyGrid 10000 and for further information or to chat through your off grid requirements just contact the Off Grid team on 01634 290772 or email



Further information, images and interviews available Contact Melanie Lay, 07802 874451