to a shelter where we can help you protect your mission-critical systems from lightning, power
surges and sags (overvoltage/undervoltage), electrical line noise,
electric utility power outages, wild voltage fluctuations, oh, and *smiling*
... *electrigeists and sprites, too. These sprites are
very real, very large, and may
different than you thought.
is to help you obtain cost-effective, comprehensive / zoned (per IEC
power/surge protection strategies and
electrically sheltered environments for your electric/electronic computer,
CCTV, medical and telecommunications systems.
CareBase provides these sheltering environments in the form of
power line conditioners, automatic voltage regulators, outdoor AVR, wide
temperature range outdoor UPS, ac input-dc output pole-mountable outdoor UPS, OEM design uninterruptible power supplies
- including modular wide temperature uninterruptible power systems, dc to ac inverters, true on-line
double conversion regenerative battery backup UPS systems, ac surge arresters
(SPD or TVSS), dc surge filters, and automatic
transfer switches for dual utility feeds, dual inverters, generators or
Power quality systems are especially important where the
application equipment may need to be equipped to
survive and continue to operate normally through otherwise damaging power
surges/transients, low/high - under/over voltages, outages (and even
sprite-related lightning -- which touches on the potential impacts from our sun,
'Sol' -- of a magnitude one might rather not think about, and the reason
several governments have launched sprite observation satellites recently). These
power protection systems also will help
prevent negative effects on circuitry from otherwise deleterious
line noise, grid switches, power outage induced transients, and other
sheltered environments" significantly help preserve
your company and/or personal resources by creating a safer and more controlled
electrical climate ~ where your systems will stay in working condition longer.
Thus, you experience beneficially extended usage of costly assets, and more
simply... not having to absorb the time and expense of changing out failed
system components or light bulbs after every major
surge. Or, riding through electrical storms without disruption to your
These power protection systems come in the
ac low-impedance power line conditioners, hospital/medical grade UL 60601-1
isolation transformers, outdoor wide temperature range IP44/NEMA-3R UPS, ferroresonant
constant voltage regulating isolation transformers, PWM IGBT
driven high precision ac electronic voltage regulators, tap-switching and automatic voltage regulators, overvoltage protection systems, dc to
ac inverters, and ac automatic transfer switches (ATS).
manufactured double conversion UPS.
These are regenerative ac-dc-ac uninterruptible power systems (also called 'true
designed to get you through even the most difficult power situations requiring
backup. The SG Series Plus UPS re-creates frequency as well as voltage, so they are
suitable for mission-critical applications utilizing back-up motor
and dc surge arresters, commercial/industrial hardwired surge
arresters, now known as "SPDs" or "surge protective devices," whole house
meter base arresters, plug-in surge protectors, phase loss protection
systems, and dc telephone, modem protectors, satellite/cable TV and data line
filters, and signal line protectors.
(All of the above products' specifications
may be accessed via the menu buttons on the upper left side navigation bar
of any of the CareBase web pages. If you are a manufacturer and can't find
exactly what you need, please call, as all three manufacturers also provide
custom (bespoke) solutions for relatively small quantities).
All these are engineered to work in a
coordinated effort to help support mission-critical systems such as those of the
internet, blade or
other servers: IBM,
broadband, routers: Cisco-Linksys,
CCTV/receiving systems: L-3
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
For those who may
not know what "electrical purification" is... it's like being an "electron
for "over-excited electrons"
that have organized themselves into dangerous transient waves, or bursts of
electrical energy, that can destroy or damage sensitive electronic equipment
and wiring. (This is due to the associated microscopic heating effect and
resultant phase change on the molecular level of critical circuit
pathways. The result of this phase change is known more colloquially as...
"smoke" ... *smiling*). Ultimately, our goal is to modify
the electrons' behavior back into that of
model electrical citizens, and thus help all of
our electronics and electro-mechanical systems run more smoothly, with
few, if any, electrical failures.
"therapy" can be as simple as:
Installing an ac low-impedance
isolation transformer power line conditioner
(as in magnetically
therapeutic and soothing isolation from rampant running amuck electrons)
to enhance control and computer system logic accuracy by the use of
magnetics to smooth electron flow, and re-establish a
neutral-ground bond on the output of the conditioner.
Installing a precision ac automatic voltage regulator (as
in boosting or lowering incoming electron flow to keep input voltage levels
and the sine wave within
safe operating tolerances). And there is now a new PWM IGBT based
electronic voltage regulator technology available for those requiring high
precision voltage regulation to nominal +/- 2.5% (for reference: electric
utilities do their best to keep your voltage levels to within +/-5%).
power supplies) (for reprogramming them
back into contented electrons) that will work with mission-critical
systems, and backup motor-generators, to protect 911 rooms, hospitals, data
centers, cellular base stations and telecommunication systems. Also, UPS with built-in
isolation transformers and constant electronic voltage regulation (magnetically therapeutic and soothing
isolation from rampant running amuck electrons) provide for a totally
stable ground logic reference, due to their neutral-ground bond on the
output. In the UPS realm, the EVR section delivers ideal power characteristics and
makes for rarely having to exercise (wear out) the batteries except for hard
A new extremely cost-effective automatic transfer
switch (ATS) technology that enables using
two or more UPS (or dc to ac inverters) together in a redundant fashion, so if one UPS' batteries
fail, or failure occurs from some other cause, the switch transfers to the
other UPS or power source fast enough, through its solid state relays, that
virtually all computer loads or
telecommunications systems do not even notice. Many large facilities with
access to two utility grids, or two distinct and reliable power sources, are now replacing their UPS' with
power conditioners and ATS. (Creating an emergency entrance for a backup
electron team in case one group goes on strike for more voltage).
Inverting dc power from battery banks to ac
sine wave power via
dc to ac inverters.
(The reverse of straightening out the electron
flow... a dc to ac inverter takes a bunch of straight arrow electrons and
gets a sinuous dance going).
a powerful surge arrester to
divert potential harmful transient surges to "ground" (electron
control with strait-jackets), and thereby protecting your home or business.
installed behind or very close to the electric meter, and intercepting the surge at the closest
possible point to the ground rod, which is almost always located directly
below the meter. By eliminating the
extra impedance of long lead wire lengths, you can divert up to
3,000 volts more of lightning induced energy away than conventional hardwire arresters with
wires left long. For second-stage protection, (highly recommended for
coordinated surge protection) there are all of the above, and
protectors for telecommunication, modem, cable/satellite and
protection. These handle the other pathways into your systems that transients often travel
by (letting the lost little electrons phone home).
therapy" has now become especially important, as
Samsung and other
computer chip circuit pathways have shrunk to a microscopically
small 65 nanometers wide. That's about 1/500th the thickness of a human
hair. The new process technologies allow the chips to use less than 2 volts, and
6 watts. The amount of excess electrical energy in a surge that it will take
to burn out one of these microscopic pathways is now significantly less than
even 3 years ago.
Properly coordinated high quality power voltage regulation and surge protection is now needed more
mission is to help you take care of your data base and electronic systems by
providing a base of care of the highest
quality and most affordable electrical power protection equipment available
(based on true cost of ownership vs. apparent initial low
best protect the electronic investments of homeowners/renters and businesses
alike. It is also to help companies form proper "network
power quality solution strategies" to the ever increasing problems associated with
surges, transients and other kinds of electrical problems affecting
CareBase is a
small company, located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, in Glenwood Springs,
surrounded by three mountain ranges, through which flow the Colorado
and the Roaring Fork Rivers. It's also home to the Glenwood Caverns and Iron
Mountain Tramway, the world's largest hot
springs pool (3 million gallons per day), and home of the "Teddy Bear" (Hint: remember
has been involved with electric power quality systems since 1988. Michael Gibson was
one of the founding directors, and the third president, of the non-profit Colorado Electric Service
Network. We have enjoyed
representing M-Ti (Meter-Treater, Inc.) since our inception. They're a terrific group
of innovative people with solid engineering expertise. We also are happy to represent TSi Power
Corporation, now owned by the original founder of Powervar, Inc., and a former Oneac
engineer, Mr. Peter Nystrom. It is a pleasure to be working with them.
We also are now representing Falcon Electric
UPS. In the prior 10+ years we were a factory representative of Toshiba
International UPS, the Falcon UPS engine
was one of the very few competitors felt to be able to match the Toshiba
design, and earned many an engineer's respect. Since we've been working with
them, we've now had our own experience where it has succeeded where another
high quality manufacturer's units simply didn't. The Falcon UPS is indeed an
extremely well engineered system, and we're very happy to have them aboard.
What we do best
is help people find the correct solutions to their power quality problems.
Our 18 years of experience with power quality gives us an overview and historical
perspective that is absolutely necessary to have, to deal with the myriad of
electrical problems facing us today. The United States power grid's power quality levels
are reported to be degenerating at a rate of over 1% annually. The culprit? The
continuing explosion of hundreds of millions of small electronic devices, with cheap high harmonic
producing power supplies, that are back-feeding enormous amounts of electrical
pollution back into the electrical system. It has been estimated that
over 50% of the United States electric load is now from microelectronics.
CareBase is here
to help educate people and make available simple and cost-effective solutions
to the worsening problem of deleterious electrical energy on the grid.
Our clients, both
direct and indirect, have included companies such as:
Siemens Communications Systems,
Verizon Wireless, Motorola,
ROLM (since acquired by Siemens),
Xcel Energy/New Century
Energies/Public Service Co. of Colorado,
Southwestern Public Service Co. in
Texas (since merged with Xcel), Florida Power,
Snohomish County PUD,
US Coast Guard,
US Department of Defense,Montana Power, Orcas Power, San Miguel Power Assoc., Grand Valley Power, United Power, Holy Cross
Electric, Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Raytheon Polar Services,
Babcock and Wilcox, University of
Colorado, (NIST) National Institute of Standards & Technologies (formerly U.S.
National Bureau of Standards), Honeywell, Exabyte, Access Graphics, Virginia Tech, City of Los
Angeles 911 Center, Summit County 911 Center, Charles Schwab and Co, Merrill-Lynch, Boulder
County, City of Longmont, City of Fort Collins, Town of Estes Park,
Colorado Springs Utilities, Bank1One, ReMax Realtors, and more.
Please call or e-mail
There is an enormous amount of information and
expertise we can share with you. In order to assist you best, it helps to know
exactly what you are trying to protect. It will make it easier if you can
prepare yourself with
that information, e.g. kinds of equipment or electrical service,
voltage - e.g. 120V or 230V, and amperage or wattage, usually found
on the nameplates located on the rear or sides of almost all
electrical/electronic equipment. Then, please either call us or send an
e-mail. If we can help you, we will.
We look forward to helping you protect your
systems from aberrant electrigeists! *smiling*
*Electrigeist(s) is a new power quality word coined by Michael Gibson to
describe the invisible yet often capricious effects that aberrant electrical phenomena
can have on our electronic systems.