xPath Technology & Balanced Current
Today, energy companies and OEMs are increasingly looking for sustainable, future-ready, green solutions to the world's energy challenges. Enter xPath Technology, a patented method for transforming power that will not only answer these challenges, but also create new opportunities for economic growth. Rather than being a "disruptive" force, xPath Technology complements and enhances other energy innovations like renewables and the smart grid — a feature that can only accelerate its adoption.
xPath Technology reinvents the transformer, resulting in less power needed to do the same work. It achieves this with its revolutionary Balanced Current, a new, more versatile and more efficient kind of power that upgrades AC and DC. The "hardware smart" component of the technology is the Veactor power transformer. It's hardware smart because it responds dynamically to any load, instantly supplying only as much power as demanded.
Transformer technology hasn't changed all that much in the 130 years since the harnessing of electricity. Their biggest shortcoming is the use of fixed power ratios, which makes them inflexible, inefficient and prone to failure (power surges, lightning, EMPs). In addition, AC and DC power transmission both create an electromagnetic field byproduct that saps energy from the system — excess heat is the evidence of this waste. xPath Technology introduces as "extra path," which enables electricity to recycle back into the flow instead of being bled away as heat.
Utility companies' continued reliance on yesterday's technology makes the nation's power grid brittle and vulnerable, but that's all set to change. In the field test scenario represented above, it's just a set of LED strings drawing power. However, one can easily envision how much energy the nation will save when xPath Technology is widely adopted.
xPath Performance Demonstration Video (below)
In the video below, we performed a simple experiment to show what makes xPath Technology such a groundbreaking alternative to ordinary transformers.
First, we connected both a 60 Watt AC light bulb and a 5-foot LED string to an xpath technology prototype unit. The bulb requires 120V AC power, which is the standard for power outlets in the U.S., while the LED string needs 12V DC. In other words, not only do they have different voltage requirements, but each one requires a different type of current. And yet, as the video shows, we can power both from our unit simultaneously thanks to xPath Technology and Balanced Current!
The bulb and LED lights can even be swapped between terminals — our hardware instantly adapts and supplies the right amount of the necessary current. This is due to xPath's magnetic sensing technology!
The second part of the demonstration shows what happens when you attempt the same thing with an ordinary transformer. The LED string gets "fried" because the transformers pushes way too much AC current into it. The hardware works on a fixed ratio and can't adapt to or even sense different power needs.
Clearly, xPath Technology is ready to lead a revolution in how electricity is managed and supplied. By innovating at the level of power transformation, the benefits spread rapidly to every other level of the energy infrastructure. In other words, the applications for the technology range from individual devices all way up to the entire power grid. At Inventi, we believe xPath Technology will ultimately replace today's inefficient and bulky transformers while also paving the way for a greener future in the field of power transformation, transmission and distribution.