March 27, 2008
| by Arlen Schweiger
The Richard Gray’s Power Company (RGPC) PowerVault 11kW is designed for singe-home installations, but this beast can probably power up your whole neighborhood. The now-shipping system will fit right into the basement electronics and home automation equipment room or closet of your house, but it can actually reside more than half a mile away from the A/V gear, the company says.
You certainly will have zero worries about power protection in your home with the installation of the PowerVault 11kW, we know that. It works as a power conditioner, long-duration uninterruptable power supply and as a surge suppressor, and at an MSRP of $29,500, it handles those tasks like no other in the power management category.
The power output can be configured for 120V or 240V output, which works well in big home theaters with displays and amplification that need more juice than the usual 120V.
Power outages, surges and spikes won’t mess with the PowerVault 11kW either, as it will continue to deliver clean and stable power for hours or days even when the utility provider cannot.
The RGPC product integrates with leading home control systems, and can even handle inrush demands of over 25kW to kickstart those hefty systems as well as high-performance A/V equipment and lighting control. The security afforded by PowerVault certainly befits its name.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.