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Designed for luxurious home theater installs and critical electronics systems, the RGPC PowerVault 11kW keeps entire AC circuits running smoothly during power outages, surges and more and can be configured for 120V or 240V output.

New Orleans, LA – March 27, 2008 – Richard Gray’s Power Company (RGPC) announces shipment of the RGPC PowerVault 11kW, a premium whole-house power delivery system that is the first of its kind for the custom installation market.

The RGPC PowerVault fully addresses the power needs of the finest home entertainment and automation installations while residing discretely in a closet or basement. The first large-scale power storage and management device designed to meet demands of CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) installers and integrators, the RGPC PowerVault is a power conditioner, a long-duration uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and a surge suppressor. It provides a quantum leap in terms of performance and functionality over existing home electronics power management solutions.

Unique to the 11kW version, the power output can be configured for either 120V or 240V output. In large installations, the PowerVault may reside more than a half mile (2,500 ft) from the equipment, so the ability to output 240V greatly reduces resistance and thus loss, on such a long run. At the rack, 240V can be stepped down to 120V using the RGPC PowerHouse or multiple RGPC SubStations. The 240V option is also ideal for home theaters with extremely large plasma displays and power amplifiers which require a greater power load than the traditional 120V.

“With custom installations growing in size and home automation systems becoming more attainable for consumers, large-scale or whole home power management solutions are inevitable,? said RGPC President Rick Komendera. “Factor in the unreliability of the electrical grid causing brownouts and the constant threat of severe weather, and it becomes a necessity for homeowners with major A/V investments to include a power management device like the PowerVault.?

The RGPC PowerVault provides centralized UPS functionality and long-duration backup power. It features the added benefits of an RGPC 1200C for noise removal, RGPC’s patented power delivery, and surge suppression. Its unmatched capacity allows the RGPC PowerVault to condition and protect the most critical circuits on a home’s AC line from a single remote location within the house.

During a power outage or interruption, the RGPC PowerVault provides consistent and uninterrupted power to home theater and automation products, eliminating the need to restart or reboot devices. This provides the homeowner with peace of mind, and reduces the likelihood of a service call for the installer. The PowerVault provides another level of power backup to that provided by traditional power generators, which take a while to power up and cannot match the consistency of current provided by the PowerVault.

The PowerVault’s UPS protection eliminates memory and preset loss on equipment such as DVRs while delivering a clean and stable 120V or 240V output, irrespective of input. Because of its capacity, customers can enjoy their systems, not just safely power them down, for hours or even days with no power from their utility provider, while continuing to protect electronics from damage and processor lock-up.

Unlike traditional home theater power management products, which usually come in a freestanding or rack-mounted form factor, the ultra-high-capacity RGPC PowerVault resides in a remote location, such as a basement or A/V closet. This, in turn, saves rack space, eliminates fan noise and offers peace of mind to customers who plug their A/V equipment directly into the wall.

Once installed, the RGPC PowerVault 11kW is a complete turn-key system that requires no configuration or programming. It can seamlessly integrate with leading industry home control systems. Engineered for 11kW of continuous power output, the RGPC PowerVault 11kW can handle inrush demands of over 25kW to start home automation systems, premium A/V gear and lighting control systems.

The RGPC PowerVault can seamlessly integrate multiple power sources, such as generators, windmills or solar panels, while cleaning the power feeding circuits and eliminating gaps in startup time. The PowerVault can dramatically increase the efficiency and reliability of intermittent energy sources, making it a critical part of a complete power solution. The PowerVault actually stores excess power that is created during peak generating conditions, resulting in power when a user needs it, not just when nature supplies it. A hybrid PowerVault/generator system can reduce generator runtime and fuel consumption by up to 75 percent, while providing an indefinite supply of clean and constant AC power.

The RGPC PowerVault is ETL listed. Authorized RGPC dealers will need to receive certification training before they can perform installations. MSRP of the PowerVault, now shipping, starts from $29,500.

For more information on RGPC, please visit www.richardgrayspowercompany.com.

RGPC’s parallel technology captures and restores instantaneously high-current-on-demand, working cycle-to-cycle to satisfy power-hungry equipment while rejecting power spikes and smaller surges that lead to premature failure of sensitive electronics. RGPC products are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. and are sold solely through its network of professional audio/video dealers and installers.

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