Software-Defined Electricity

  • Reduces energy consumption
  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • Improves power network stability
  • Enhances asset performance
  • Eliminates poor power quality
  • Balances loads across phases
  • Extends asset life
  • Better end product

the catalytic converter for electricity

Why Software-Defined Electricity (SDE)?

3DFS has emerged as an innovative leader in the field of clean energy by introducing a groundbreaking approach called Software-Defined Electricity (SDE). This approach can be likened to the catalytic converter in petrol-powered automobiles, but it is specifically designed to enhance electricity utilization by catalyzing the harmful inefficiencies within AC electricity (PF, THD and Load Imbalance) to a more stable, synchronized and efficient electrical network.


Just as the catalytic converter played a vital role in reducing harmful emissions from vehicles, 3DFS’s SDE approach plays a crucial role in minimizing energy waste and promoting sustainable energy practices. By continuously pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology, 3DFS is driving the transformation towards a cleaner and more efficient energy future.

Electricity moves at lightning speed, requiring a technology that can keep up with its rapid and dynamic nature. That’s where Software-Defined Electricity (SDE) comes in. Embedded within 3DFS power controllers, SDE is a solid-state power correction technology that precisely measures electricity in real-time (at the nanosecond level) and then at the same time corrects electricity to its optimal efficiency.

What SDE Does?

Optimized efficient electricity

SDE optimizes electricity, reducing emissions, KW & KVA consumption, and temperature. It enhances efficiency, reliability, and reduces the carbon footprint.

The ultimate in power quality and stability

With its simultaneous dynamic correction for all critical power parameters, SDE establishes the benchmark for ideal power quality. Delivering unparalleled network stability and a round-trip efficiency of over 96%

Asset life & performance

SDE-corrected and balanced electricity prevents premature appliance failures and enables them to perform at their designated ratings.

Better end product

Deploying SDE correlates with improved end products, including higher production yield, enhanced data quality, and reduced downtime.

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How Does Software-Defined Electricity (SDE) Work?

The revolutionary approach of Software-Defined Electricity (SDE) in achieving clean electricity is based on a combination of innovative technologies and intelligent systems. At its core, SDE leverages the capabilities of an expert system powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and operates in real-time to ensure dynamic response to changing conditions.

Power Quality Rating (PQR)

The Power Quality Rating (PQR), introduced by 3DFS, is a metric that quantifies the efficiency of electrical energy flow in power networks on a scale of 0-100%. It encompasses crucial power quality factors that contribute to overall system performance. Below are the factors included in the PQR rating and an overview of how they are addressed by SDE:

Power Factor (PF)

Comprehensive power factor (PF) correction for both capacitive and inductive loads, enabling a full range of +/- 90 degrees correction to achieve unity power factor.

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

By utilizing dynamic solid-state technology, SDE effectively corrects (THD) in voltage and current, addressing both harmonic and supraharmonic frequencies. This advanced approach not only expands the range of performance but also offers the benefits of being weightless and producing minimal heat.

Phase Load Balance

In electrical networks, loads experience variations in on/off states and amplitudes across different phases. Imbalances in load distribution can result in neutral current. However, SDE effectively resolves this issue by automatically balancing phases in real time, enabling balanced electricity utilization without the presence of harmful neutral current.

Impedance Matching

Impedance matching is of utmost importance in electrical systems as it facilitates the efficient transfer of power between various components. By achieving impedance matching, the system can transfer the maximum amount of power from the source to the load, resulting in reduced power losses and optimized overall performance. This becomes particularly valuable in systems involving generators, backup power, and microgrids where effective power transfer and interconnection are crucial for reliable efficient operation.

SDE Methodology

3DFS adopts the SDE methodology for electricity correction, encompassing three (3) key principles: holistic correction, high efficiency, and in real-time – doing it Digitally at Full Scale (DFS). Implementing SDE for electricity correction guarantees a comprehensive approach that optimizes the efficiency of electricity flow.

The Whole System, Not Symptoms

SDE takes a holistic approach by simultaneously addressing all the components of the Power Quality Rating (PQR). This approach recognizes the interconnectedness of each rating and the potential impact on other ratings. Unlike the conventional “fix what’s broken” approach, which can lead to deficiencies in other areas, SDE ensures the comprehensive improvement of the entire system. By optimizing power quality across the network, SDE enhances efficiency, reliability, and performance to their maximum potential. This eliminates the need for fragmented solutions and offers a comprehensive approach to improving power quality.

Round Trip Efficiency

SDE revolutionizes power quality correction by replacing traditional, bulky, maintenance-intensive systems with highly efficient solid-state technology. Unlike their power-hungry counterparts, SDE’s compact and durable devices operate at an astonishing round-trip efficiency of over 96% and do not require dedicated air conditioning.

Dynamic And Real-Time

Traditional methods of measuring and working with electricity rely on averages and are ill-suited for the lightning-fast nature of electricity. These methods often rely on compensating trends using bulky, slow-acting analog capacitors or transformers, which can result in overcompensation or undercompensation. In contrast, SDE measures electricity at nanosecond speeds with exceptional accuracy, allowing it to dynamically and in real-time correct electricity based on the precise requirements of the electrical network. By adapting instantaneously to the actual needs of the system, SDE ensures optimal performance and reliability without the wasteful overcompensation or undercompensation

what can SDE do for you?

The implementation of SDE is currently underway- starting with the VectorQ series of controllers.

Non-Invasive Installation,
Maintenance Free Operation

The VectorQ Series power controller is quickly and non-invasively installed into power networks. A parallel installation completed in 20 minutes without disrupting power or requiring any maintenance.

Instantly Clean Electricity
and Secure Power Network

The VectorQ Series controls and balances the power flow in power networks ensuring optimum energy efficiency and asset performance for all protected loads. The VectorQ Series guarantees a completely secure, autonomous power network.
SDE Products