Presented by Michael Smith TRANS B LOCK Representative 6205 Big Valley Sachse TX, 75048 Phone: (214) 549-6610 Email: email@example.com
Quality of Power <ul><li>The world is becoming more dependent on computer technologies and computer controlled systems than ever before, and the most daunting issue facing the electronics industry today is to provide the highest level of Power Quality possible to run all these systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers now control most everything around us each day. They are indispensable in areas such as manufacturing, transportation, medicine and law enforcement and the applications continue to grow. </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet also, has changed the way we live to a degree that we could not have imagined just a few years ago. </li></ul>
Changing system capabilities and requirements <ul><li>Ten years ago sub-straight wires in a microprocessor were as thin as a human hair with maybe 50,000 discreet components inside the chip operating at 16 Megahertz. (100,000 calculations a second) </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s micro’s have sub straights 10,000 times thinner than a human hair with 25,000,000 (million) discreet components operating at 3 to 4 Gigahertz (50 million calculations a second). </li></ul><ul><li>Every transient that goes through these systems attacks the microprocessor. Some transients are large enough to fry the microprocessors while others are small and literally imperceptible, yet they too erode the microprocessor on a continual basis. </li></ul><ul><li>These microprocessor chips are moving electrons so fast that they have to have heat sinks and fans on them in order to keep cool. Some require cryogenic cooling. In the next ten years these chip and devices will be considered slow. </li></ul>
Down time caused by Line “Surges” and “transients” <ul><li>The principal enemy to all these systems and the circuit microprocessors is “surges” in the voltages supplied by the power grid to each system. These “surges” are called “transients”. </li></ul><ul><li>Thunderstorms and lightning are the most dramatic and destructive causes of power line problems. However, downed utility poles, squirrels, birds, and other small animals can cause shorting out of transformers. </li></ul><ul><li>The switching on and off of electrical motors and equipment can also create power surges. These surges are literally surges of overexcited electrons, which contain a lot of energy in short duration bursts. </li></ul><ul><li>Today the single most expensive issue facing all types of businesses is keeping systems up and running and avoiding “down time” caused by these “ground transients” </li></ul>
Downtime costs to the IT industry <ul><li>In order to avoid this “down time”, companies have built in service contracts that cost them thousands and some cases millions of dollars a year. </li></ul><ul><li>One of our nation’s largest home insurance companies recently revealed the information that they spend millions of dollars each year for an outside provider to provide 24/7 technical support for 26,000 agent offices in order to keep them operational. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine all the large mass merchandisers, with hundreds and thousands of Point of Sale Machines (POS) linked to servers, and you can see the potential loss of sales due to down time issues caused by these “surges” locking up this equipment. </li></ul>
Down Time from surges continues to rise <ul><li>The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) claims that system downtime is doubling in cost every year due to power line sags, surges and transients. It’s not the software. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1999 EPRI stated that power sags, surges and transients cost US industry over $50 billion in downtime. In year 2000 the figure doubled to over $100 billion, and then doubled again to over $200 billion in 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>THIS IS A PROBLEM BEGGING FOR A SOLUTION </li></ul>
Bi Directional transients <ul><li>The current solution for taking away these surges is to attach all electronics to the system ground wire. The ground wire does not shunt all high energy transients to the ground. A large part of these transients become bi-directional and travel back towards the electronic device . </li></ul><ul><li>Any electrical disturbance (the transient) when shunted to the ground wire, will go back up the AC ground wire , taking out the system or microprocessor. </li></ul>
Early solutions not working <ul><li>In order to stop these transients, manufacturers introduced simple devices known as: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Surge strips” or “suppressors”, which are basically extension cords with metal oxide varistors (MOV’s) in the line to shunt the surges. </li></ul><ul><li>UPS’s (Uninterrupted Power Supply’s) are the same device (a “surge strip”) with a battery added to provide short term power backup when power drops. </li></ul><ul><li>Surge strips and UPS’s are inexpensive devices to protect two of the three wires of the AC circuit. The two wires, the hot and neutral, were shunting the damaging energy through the fuse (MOV) to the ground wire. But these MOV’s erode and lose effectiveness quickly and the protection is lost. </li></ul>
Electrical Engineers <ul><li>Current safety agencies and the NEC (National Electric Code) state there cannot be any “impeding” of the ground wire because if a protection device were to fail, the person using the device could become the ground and be electrocuted. </li></ul><ul><li>The solution to the limitations of these surge protection devices has been a "dedicated circuit" which is a separate AC ground wire run all the way to the main electrical panel located next to a building’s power transformer. High neutral line voltage and high levels of spikes and transients are caused by many household devices. Bypassing all the sub-panels and installing a "dedicated circuit" was thought to solve the problem but was proved to be wrong and also too expensive. </li></ul>
A New Direction is needed <ul><li>Trans B lock research had discovered that the easiest and most direct solution would be to find a method to pull all transients away from the ground wire. </li></ul><ul><li>Trans B lock developed a device to protect the ground wire from transients. This device draws transients completely and safely away from the ground wire. This patented protection device absorbs bi-directional voltage from the ground wire as the voltage tries to reverse itself up the ground wire. It also dissipates the voltage that would otherwise be picked up by sensitive electronic devices and cause lock ups and system failures. </li></ul>
TransBlock passive blocking technology <ul><li>TRANS B LOCK’s patented technology is the only known true passive blocking technology that can be connected in series with the ground line of electronic equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Underwriter’s Laboratory will not allow an active device (moving parts) to be placed on the ground line because of intrinsic safety concerns. Thus, there is no other way to solve the ground transient problem safely without using TRANS B LOCK’s patented circuit. </li></ul><ul><li>TRANS B LOCK is the first and only patented device that solves the transient problem by controlling the direction of harmful transient currents away from sensitive circuitry. </li></ul>
What TransBlock can provide customers <ul><li>The application of Trans B lock’s patented technology will result in : </li></ul><ul><li>Savings on tech support </li></ul><ul><li>Increased system Protection and Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>More Sales </li></ul><ul><li>Less employee frustration </li></ul><ul><li>Less problems for IT managers </li></ul><ul><li>Greater connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer “lost” documents and records </li></ul>
New Construction Mandate from UL for 2008 <ul><li>Underwriters Laboratories has mandated that beginning in 2008 all new home and office construction in the US must have up to date surge protection on the AC outlets, breaker boxes and will have to meet very strict guide lines for quality and protection. </li></ul><ul><li>UL will no longer put their UL approved sticker on surge strips and UPS’s using the old technology due to the potential of fire when they fail. </li></ul><ul><li>So this means the “old methods” will no longer be approved and Trans B lock’s patented technology is ready to fill the void. </li></ul>
Summary Of TRANSBLOCK, LLC <ul><li>Trans B lock, LLC has developed the world’s first safety agency approved and patented transient termination technology process (Trans B lock™) which safely connects directly in series with the ground line of electronic equipment on the AC side. Trans B lock terminates transients and in so doing protects the microprocessor from surges and pulses which create downtime, degradation, and possible equipment destruction. The following are areas where we feel this technology is essential. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Safety and Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation/logistical controls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Process Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Military and Defense systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated Equipment Manufacturers (Robotics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Centers and Satellites. </li></ul></ul>
Recent Developments and Endorsements <ul><li>Trans B lock Endorsed by Leading Power Quality Consultant; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Pecore, a nationally recognized power quality consultant has officially endorsed Trans B lock as the only way to make systems impervious to ground transients . Mr. Pecore now installs the Trans B lock device on all of his consulting applications. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Big Three Automotive Manufacturer Solicits Trans B lock </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent testing of Trans B lock was observed by an executive of one of the Big Three Automotive Manufacturers. This executive has recommended that Trans B lock be installed in various locations within their manufacturing plants, and also has suggested the use of this patented technology for installation into their cars and trucks to reduce warranty problems. </li></ul></ul>
Associations and Applications <ul><li>Tyco/ADT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trans B lock is working with Tyco/ADT to install their technology for retrofit in fire and security systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Fire Code </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trans B lock is currently in the process of introducing a code requiring true ground line protection on all existing and forward going fire panel installations. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>APPROVALS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approvals: UL Recognized, CE marked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trans B lock 's patent " Trans B lock Micro Protek“ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>further protects Trans B lock’s product line and takes our technology to the next level by incorporating it directly into microprocessors. </li></ul>
TRANSBLOCK Successful for EMP Protection <ul><li>The diagram above illustrates how Trans B lock ’s technology could be deployed into all sorts of electronic products and computers to thwart the threat of an E-Bomb. The circuit would be installed in all electronic and computer devices in government electronics. This would protect all electronic and computer devices from a homemade E-Bomb generator. </li></ul><ul><li>A terrorist could implement high energy pulses via the electrical system ground wire and destroy electronics and computers being used in government. The Trans B lock circuit and technology would eliminate the high energy pulse from traveling up the ground wire of electronic equipment and computers. </li></ul>
Warranty Repairs <ul><li>Warranty Repairs Cost automotive manufacturers millions of dollars a year . More electronic devices and microprocessors are being deployed in automotive modules to control and run the vehicle. Ground transients are costing giant car manufacturers like General Motors considerable expense and downtime. These ground transients come from the alternator and other electrical and electronic loads switching on and off. These transients will cause all sorts of electronic modules within the vehicle to fail, or lock up with no apparent warning….Fuel injection, ABS, HVAC, Stereo and CD players, ABS, Air bag sensors, On Star and navigational systems, are all affected. The dealer replaces the module, returning the defective part to the manufacturer. When the manufacturer checks the module, it’s out of the vehicle. Then the manufacturer discovers there is no apparent reason for the failure. When the part is out of the vehicle, it is not subject to the influence of transients. These “ground transients” have caused the microprocessor to lock up while the part is in the vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>The electrical ground transient may not cause failures in all cases, however whenever there is a lockup it weakens the chip or microprocessor so that it could fail completely the next time the transient occurs, if the module is not replaced with a new one. </li></ul>
Your Customers <ul><li>Trans B lock will provide your customers with the World’s only superior UL approved and patented passive grounding system that has proven it can provide your customer with years of worry free transient voltage protection for their computer systems and computer controlled devices. </li></ul>
The Groundhog is offered in 650, 1200 and 1800 VA ratings. It offers complete surge protection on both the line to neutral and also the ground line. Perfect protection for all audio, visual, computing and telecommunication applications. The Groundhog as well as all of Transblock’s products are protected with automatic voltage technology (AVR) ensuring any power spike or sag will be controlled internally. The Ground Hog The Ground Hog Rack Mount
The Commander Series The commander Series for professionals provides perfect protection against all disruptions from the mains. The on-line double conversion technology continuously powers connected devices with a true sine wave current. The Commander Series is designed for sensitive computers and electronic equipment in industrial environments. The Commander Series produces perfectly stable and pure true sine wave current. It isolates the connected devices from any event from the mains: power cuts, micro-cuts, surge spikes, Ground Transient Spikes, electromagnetic and radio interference.
The Director Series The Electrical Backup Specialist! The Director Series for professionals provides perfect protection against all disruptions from the mains. The on-line mono conversion technology continuously powers connected devices with a true sine wave current. Designed for sensitive computers and electronic equipment in office environments. The Director Series permanently produces perfectly stable and pure true sine wave current. It isolates the connected devices from any event from the mains: power cuts, micro-cuts, surge spikes, ground transient spikes, electromagnetic and radio interference.
Earth Block Transblock’s core technology is the “Earth Block”. All of the product line up utilizes this technology to protect the ground in every and all applications. The “Earth Block” is available by itself for installation into a great number of applications such as fire alarm panels, PLC’s, Electrical Cabinets, Kiosks or wherever existing surge protection needs to be accompanied with the addition of ground transient protection.
Earth Sense Lightning-Sense designed to provide the highest level of protection for sensitive electronic devices against surge events caused by direct lightning strikes and Ground Potential Rise (GPR) due to ground strikes. It also protects from power supply voltage drops (brown outs) which cause current surges leading to equipment malfunction and/or failure. In conjunction with any Surge Protection Devices (SPD's) already deployed, Earth Sense protects against all electrical supply and lightning incidents, delivering significant reductions in capital expenditure on replacement equipment. Through the alarm functionality provided, control of system outages and engineer deployments is significantly enhanced, substantially reducing operational costs.