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Vampire Power and the Curious Case of the MuxCapacitor

Capacitive Power Conversion and Our Aging Power Grid

There’s an elephant in the room. You know it and I know it too. Whether we start with the trunk or the tail, the truth is clear. Our power grids are overtaxed, transformer technology has hit its limit, and “vampire power” (stand-by power wasted) is becoming a bigger problem than ever before. What can we do about our aging, overtaxed, and under-loved power grid? In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Harold Blomquist (CEO of Helix Semiconductors) joins us to discuss how capacitive conversion, MuxCapacitors, and less waste can strengthen our peaked power grids.

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