Microwave FAQ's

What are High Power Systems?

These fall into the category of 896 - 915 MHz, for industrial microwave generation and typically utilise a single or multiple of 75kW to 100 kW tranmitters.

What are Low Power Systems?

These fall into the category generally of 2450 MHz, domestic or commercial microwave oven with a single or multiple of generators from 1 kW up to 30 kW.

What is an Applicator?

Applicator is the generic name for an oven or cavity.

What are Generators or Transmitters?

Electromagnetic power is converted via a solenoid into microwave power. The input and output characteristics can vary depending on the power settings, frequency etc.

What Happens to Reflected Energy?

Reflected energy that flows back toward the generator can be measured and is normally diverted to a heat exchanger where the energy is converted into heat.

Approvals and Safety

Regulations that apply to high power systems may vary across Europe and indeed across Continents to protect the GSM broadband and emergency frequency bands. Apart from CE, UL and CSA requirements, CENELEC, CISPRR 11, EMC and IEC safety requirements must be considered for all applications.

New requirements are now in force to comply with IEC regulations of 2011 (IEC 60519-6 safety standard for industrial microwave equipment and installations).

What is mode Stirring?

Single (polarised) or multimode stiring aids the distribution of microwave energy within a cavity.

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