Pentadyne DC Flywheel Power System Earns CE Marking

October 31, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Pentadyne Power Corp. (Chatsworth, CA), a developer of flywheel power systems, announced that its advanced VSSdc flywheel power system was recently granted the "CE Marking" that demonstrates compliance with relevant European Union health, safety, and environmental directives. The CE (Conformité Européenne) Marking ensures the exportability and free movement of any CE-marked product between the 25 member states comprising the European Union. An independent testing laboratory, TUV Rheinland Group, validated the compliance of the Pentadyne VSSdc with the 98/37/EEC Machinery and 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) directives.

"Earning our CE Mark takes Pentadyne a giant step closer to becoming a leading supplier of environmentally friendly, backup power solutions for the European commercial and industrial facility market," said Pentadyne Power President and CEO Flint Craig. "The growth opportunities and sales channel partnerships arising from CE compliance will expand our horizons, and make Pentadyne an emerging player in markets we have long sought to enter."

The Pentadyne VSSdc Flywheel Power System provides a stable, reliable, low-maintenance, extended-life, dc voltage source for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The VSSdc can completely eliminate the need for batteries in UPS applications by providing sufficient ride-through for short-duration outages, or until a standby engine generator can come online. When connected to most UPS models, a single VSSdc unit provides sufficient energy and power capability to support loads up to 225 kVA, depending on the backup time required. Multiple VSSdc units in parallel provide economic ride-through for power levels up to 2 MW.