A Power Conditioner– is a device which can improve the quality of the power that is delivered to electrical load equipment. By providing them with clean AC power, it can protect your sensitive equipment against any fluctuating voltage.
What does a Power Conditioner do?
It is also called a power line conditioner or line conditioner, which protects equipment from electrical surges, helps correct voltage and waveform distortion, and eliminates external electrical noise (ie frequency and electromagnetic interference) caused by equipment such as radios and motors. It can be used to keep your audio clean and quiet.
Is a power conditioner a surge protector?
No，they are two different devices. A surge protector may prevent a power surge from causing catastrophic damage, but it doesn't prevent noise and voltage fluctuations from causing other problems. It is more accurately called a spike protector.
Is a UPS a power conditioner?
No, a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) does much more and it has a backup battery that can provide several minutes of power in the event of a blackout. It is used to provide battery backup, surge protection, voltage regulation and etc. for electronic equipment like PCs, servers, audio video devices, etc.
Can I use power conditioner for my generator?
Yes, you can. During power outages, generators are very useful equipment. However, portable generators cannot provide clean, stable power to your sensitive equipment. In this case you can install a power conditioner to make up these shortcomings.