Substation Maintenance Essentials

Substation Maintenance Essentials

Magellan has spent 26 years manufacturing AC and DC Power Systems 

Australian designer and manufacturer Magellan Power has a reputation for providing rugged, reliable back-up power products which last decades. The below products are locally made and perfect for servicing and maintaining substation AC & DC back-up power systems. 



Australian designed and manufactured, the Emergency Charger is an invaluable tool for keeping substation batteries in a charged state and keeping down time to zero. In case of a substation charger failure, simply connect the Emergency DC Power Supply to the batteries and your charger can be repaired without time pressure.

•High efficiency switch-mode technology.
•Unity power factor.
•Low cost, maintenance free.
•Analog voltmeter and ammeter.
•Adjustable output voltage.
•Compact and light weight.
•Can be used on lead acid and NiCad batteries. 
•Highly reliable and easy to connect.
•Available in 110V, 48V and 24V.     



The Electronic Load Bank is specially designed for discharge tests, battery capacity tests, battery maintenance, engineering examination and other tests for DC power with load. It covers a wide range of voltages from 10VDC to 127VDC (nominal voltage: 24VDC - 48VDC - 110VDC). This makes it applicable for battery discharge in different areas of application. With it’s optional Data Acquisition Case (DAC), you will have real-time monitoring for the whole process of discharge with wireless communication in PC.


    User friendly and easy to use interface.
    Small, lightweight, compact and portable.
    Optional Wireless DAC enables real-time PC monitor for battery cell voltage measurement.
    Continued discharge available.
    Parallel connection of two units for higher discharge current.
    Works with other load banks for assistant discharge.
    Can monitor measurement of other load banks or battery chargers.
    Safe circuits protect battery during measurement.
    Powerful management software for data analysis and report printing.
    Automatic protection upon over-heating and overload.



Magellan’s new emergency DC UPS is a complete solution for avoiding any loss of DC power in substations. The unit is light, compact and portable. It combines an advanced, integrated, reliable battery charging system and light weight, high efficiency Lithium batteries, along with an integrated intelligent battery monitoring system (BMS). The charger operates from 240VAC, providing uninterruptible 110VDC, 48VDC and 24VDC power. The unit is to be kept connected to mains at all times when it is not being used to make sure that the batteries are charged and are available at full capacity when needed. Then this portable DC UPS allows technicians to restore the site DC power without stress.


    Compact and portable design.
    Complete solution for avoiding DC power loss.
    Uses light-weight, high efficiency lithium batteries with removable modules.
    Easy to deploy/ portable.                                                                                               
    Allows technicians to restore site DC power without stress.
    Provides uninterruptible 110V/20A, 24V/25A and 48V/25A.




As a local manufacturer Magellan Power has ample spares for all of its products in stock and is ready for emergency situations. 


DC systems are a vital component of any modern substation, providing power to protection and control equipment in times of AC power loss. Failure to provide the backup power to protection gear to clear a fault can be catastrophic.

The problem with batteries is that there is no way of assessing their health by visual inspection alone. Often a battery recently installed that looks perfect on the outside can be totally corroded inside. The battery charger also plays a big part in the reliability of the system. A badly regulated or badly filtered battery charger can damage or even explode a perfectly good battery in a matter of months if not weeks!  Metering on the DC systems can also be misleading.  They may be showing the right values but in reality, the battery may be under or overcharged.

It is therefore essential that DC systems are reliable and ready for action all the time and this necessitates maintenance both for batteries and chargers.

Magellan Power has a team of Service Engineers to perform Preventative Maintenance, Commissioning and Repairs on site.

Please contact for pricing or technical enquiries. 
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Magellan Power has been our supplier of industrial battery chargers for a number of projects which require uninterrupted DC power for high voltage protection, automation and power generation. The customer service is always excellent, and the quality of their products is unparalleled.

Luke Del Paggio | Everett-Smith & Co.

Schneider Electric have used Magellan Chargers for its’ various projects in WA, and Magellan Services have been excellent. Well done Magellan!

Joseph Tjo | Schneider Electric

Magellan has supplied us with UPS for a range of projects and we found their service to be firstly cost effective, secondly the back up support is good and the supplied equipment of a good standard.

Rick Krause | Ergon Energy

Brookfield Rail’s Merredin office regularly sources power chargers from Magellan Power, and we always find it an easy process for new purchases and repairs. Their Sales & Repair Manager Shijo is prompt with responses to our queries, and on one occasion travelled to Merredin to meet with us, which we found extremely helpful.

Kari Ratima | Brookfield Rail