Greenplate® 300 Series II – coming soon…

Greenplate’s patented designed Barbecues use up to 50% LESS ENERGY to that of any other Electric Barbecue cooking appliance on the market.  The efficiency and performance is credited to the patented safe, extra low voltage and high current technology which never compromises on high heat capacity.

Our Research and Development Manager, in conjunction with our in-house Research and Development team, are always exploring methods to improve the standard of our products.  Greenplate’s next generation of Electric Barbecue is “COMING SOON” with an all improved revolutionary method of controlling temperature by minimising heat loss at the cook plate.  The “SERIES II” model will react and compensate within microseconds after loading the plate with your favourite food offering a superior Barbecue cooking experience for all.

Greenplate® have designed a radical new method of temperature regulation for their Barbecues. This method uses P.I.D. Control with electric thermocouples and digital temperature readout.

Predictive Mosfet microsecond power adjustment to the element gives far more even heat and adjustment of power to maintain the pre-set temperature.  Even with P.I.D Control and Thermocouple sensing, there is no major improvement over less expensive simpler thermostats if a relay is used.  However, the breakthrough is as follows – when you remove the relay and replace it with predictive Mosfet switching, the P.I.D becomes enormously more effective.

It will now vary the power to the element instead of just switching on or off and it can predict the amount of power required depending on the food load.  For super-fast, super-even, super-efficient heating and reliability, cook with the new revolutionary Greenplate® 300 series II range coming soon.

Ferro Resonance & Solar Power

Ferro resonance is an occurrence when any transformer becomes saturated which seems to be an ever increasing issue within Australia.  Since 2011, with articles written in places such as, The Australian titled, “Rooftop solar panels overloading electricity grid”, which outlines the effects of increased solar in residential areas, concerns have been high and erratic mains power which is caused by high level concentration of solar grid fed installations.

After extensive research and testing Greenplate’s Research and Development Department has noted voltages are at 257 VAC plus in these areas.  When a transformer becomes saturated and is switched off it de-energizes the excess via relays, fuse and subsequently the circuit breakers eventually cause failure to the appliance.

Greenplate’s Research and Development team have recognised these issues which can have an impact on the lifespan of electrical equipment.  This has  prompted our team to design a solution for Greenplate® electric barbecues to be protected. Greenplate® have produced a product enabling a longer life span whilst dealing with the increased predominance of flash back current.

For the full article in The Australian Click here 

Hysteresis Control & Logical Power Control

All electric Barbecues use what is termed hysteresis control, meaning the power is either on or off depending on the thermostat/thermocouple reading.

The speed of the operation is dependent on the size of the temperature drop when the Barbecue plate is loaded with food.  A quick, substantial drop will activate the power to the element which must heat itself before heating the plate.  Barbecues that contain an insulated 240 volt element have a protective sheath which slows down the heating process.  

Greenplate’s® Inbench Barbecue Unit with a Patented non-insulated element, heats to red hot in seconds not minutes.

Thermo Placement

A thermostat is a component which senses the temperature of a system which then enables that system’s temperature to be maintained near a desired set-point.  If it is too close or above the element it will read the bottom of the plate’s temperature which is not ideal.  The difference between the set temperature and the temperature at the top of the cooking plate can be as much as 40°C causing stewing.

Greenplate’s® probe is located in a welded channel which is in direct contact with the plate and covered with insulation on all four sides as Greenplate’s element runs at over 600°C and are then regulated back to 320°C at the top of the plate creating the ideal cooking temperature!

Solar Electric BBQ’s withstanding the test of time…

Greenplate® are exceptionally proud and thrilled to have founded the first SOLAR ELECTRIC BARBECUE back in 2001.  This Barbecue was honoured with an award in 2001 at LOGOV (Local Government Expo), as the ‘Most Innovative Site’ presented by Logan City Council Mayor John Freeman. This award winning Solar Electric Barbecue is in in its sixteenth (16) year of use and to date is still running superbly without requiring any replacement batteries and the owners have enjoyed no ongoing power/running costs since the day it was installed as 100% energy is supplied by a natural resource.  In effect the Barbecue has not cost one cent since the inception of the Barbecue being installed!

As a society, we are becoming more aware of the demands placed on us all to preserve the environment as best we can and to find and consider more cost effective and energy efficient measures moving forward.  Council’s around the Country and other Government entities such as Queanbeyan City Council, Newcastle City Council, Brisbane City Council, Hume City Council, BHP Billiton – Port Headland, Office for the Outback Communities Authority in South Australia and the most recent being Tablelands Regional Council and the Chamber Of Commerce whom purchased two (2) Solar Electric Barbecues that were installed in the same small town, Ravenshoe, in Queensland’s beautiful Tablelands Region, are all investing very wisely.  Consideration and action by the aforementioned, are certainly playing their part in adhering to best practice from a sustainability perspective!

Greenplate® Solar Electric Barbecues form part of the Companies Sustainable Product Solutions methodology, which aims to achieve a zero carbon footprint wherever possible.

Greenplate® Solar Electric Barbecues…. Truly withstanding the test of time!

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