Power Calculator now Available for Android OS

Pacific Power Source Releases Android Version of its Power Calculator App
New Android Calculator App helps engineers with single or three phase power calculations

Android Power Calculator AppIrvine, California, March 2014 -- Pacific Power Source is pleased to announce the release of its new Power Calculator App for Android smartphone.  Formerly available only for Apple iOS phone, the Android version offers the same convenient calculation of current, voltage, resistance and power demanded by a given AC load. The application supports both single-phase and three-phase calculations, as well as displaying the formulas used to calculate the results.

From the conference room to the test floor, the application provides quick and convenient access to power related data and formulas.  The simple data entry process eliminates the need to recall and execute seldom used formulas on handheld calculators.  With the versatility and portability inherent in a mobile phone, the ability to quickly evaluate power consumption scenarios is now always at your fingertips.

From the power calculator homepage, the application permits the user to select either single-phase or three-phase power circuits. Variables specific to the selected power circuit, (i.e. voltage, current, resistance, kVA, kW), are presented on the second screen where the user is prompted to input two values plus power factor to calculate the results. In addition to the ‘Calculate’ button, a ‘Formulas’ button directs the user to various graphic screens that depict the formulas used to perform the calculations. A ‘Help’ screen is also provided that offers definitions, abbreviations and comments on the application that help guide the user through an overall informative exercise in the world of power electronics.

“At one time or another, most engineers have been trained in basic power concepts, but the formulas they use are most often those directly related to their area of expertise which may not be power related. ” states Eric Lord, Pacific Power Source’s National Sales Manager.

“An engineer determining the efficacy of a heat sink might be very familiar with Fourier’s law of heat conduction, but when is the last time they calculated Ohm’s law? One might recall the simple calculation I=E/R when working with single-phase loads, but what about three-phase? Will 17A, 18A, or 19A be enough current?  This application quickly and easily calculates the total power helping them to determine the right size power source for the job.”

Until now, only iPhone user had access to Pacific Power Source’s free power calculator app.  Now this capability if available free of charge to Android phone users as well. To download the free Pacific Power Source Power Calculator, go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ppst.ppscalculator&hl=en , or search for it on Google Play. Apple iPhone or tablet user can find the same app for iOS at https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/pacific-power-source/id479530284

About Pacific Power Source:

Pacific Power Source, Inc., founded in 1973, is a world leader in high-performance AC Power Sources and Power Conversion Equipment. The company designs and manufactures its products at its headquarters and main facility in Irvine, Calif., and maintains sales and service centers in the US, China, the United Kingdom and Germany. In addition, Pacific Power Source has a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors. 

Major markets served by Pacific Power Source include Commercial/Industrial and Military, with applications ranging from Research and Development and Manufacturing to Facility Power.  Key market segments include Aerospace, Household Appliances, Communications, Computers, Government Laboratories, Lighting, and Test and Measurement Instrumentation. The company’s customers include a broad array of domestic, military, and multinational firms with operations throughout the world.

For more information on this product, please visit http://www.pacificpower.com or call us at (949) 251-1800(949) 251-1800, or email sales@pacificpower.com.

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