IsoTek V5 Elektra Power Cleaner Ready To Protect And Serve
IsoTek's V5 Elektra is pitched as the company's entry to power cleaning and optimisation for audio and AV systems.
The V5 Elektra features six independent outlets with six individual power cleaning networks. This includes two high-current outlets (for amplifiers) driven by a two-stage high-current power cleaning network consisting of choke and double Pi filter designs. In addition, four medium-current outlets for source components; each outlet uses four independent, six-stage 'delta filter' power cleaning networks. These are said to give almost 20 dB of power cleaning at 1kHz (reference 600 Ohms), which improves to nearly 40 dB at 10 kHz, ten times greater than the recommended standard, according to the brand.
The company states that a further five independent filter stages are placed between each output combined with IsoTek's Adaptive Gating system, which is double that of the EVO3 Aquarius and is designed to eliminate Differential Mode cross contamination between each power outlet.
The 106mm x 450mm x 350mm (H x W x D) unit comes with an Initium power cable and promises increased instantaneous protection up to 67,500A. We're told it protects the circuit and safeguards your valuable connected equipment via IsoTek's unique sequential and repeatable protection system.
The V5 Elektra's printed circuit board (PCB) design and topology have twice the industry standard copper loading and are silver plated to improve amperage and decrease resistance, says IsoTek. Moreover, it adds that unique critical (bespoke) components have better overall tolerances with improved inductance and current handling compared to IsoTek's EVO3 range.
International model shown
Additionally, the internal wiring is apparently of the highest standard, including a unique 2sqmm design featuring pure 6n oxygen-free copper conductor strands, each silver-plated. We are informed that these offer low resistance and high amperage. An aerospace-grade Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) dielectric with very low dielectric resistance protects the conductors and gives an ideal conductor contact dielectric for the internal power delivery system.
This new circuit offers twice the inductance and 40% more current than the EVO3 Aquarius. Furthermore, improved Direct Current Resistance (DCR) has been applied throughout this new design in keeping with IsoTek's goal to reduce DCR, bringing performance closer to the zero Ohms ideal.
IsoTek underlines that its products are always within the power company standard and what regulations allow for a 10A-designed product, with the V5 Elektra delivering 10A of absolute power and unrestricted current delivery (close to 16A transient). Meanwhile, the KERP (Kirchhoff's Equal Resistance Path) ensures equal resistance and power delivery to all outlets.
Finally, the V5 Elektra also contains a System Link outlet, allowing the connection of multiple units together whilst maintaining a star earth reference.
IsoTek's V5 Elektra is available now with Australian power outlets and sells for AU$2,599 / NZ$2999 RRP.
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