A high voltage Whatsminer is designed to output high voltage energy. The features that are included in the unit will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and from model to model. Some units are designed for particular uses. Among those uses are lasers, x-rays, other medical equipment, semiconductors, industrial application, and a number of other uses.
There are a number of different features that you will commonly find in a high voltage power supply. Among these features are the sort of energy input that is compatible with the unit, whether the unit is programmable, and the variety of output that the unit can provide.
If you think of the unit in the terms of a cylinder you can easily picture the process that is involved. Some form of energy or potential energy is placed into one end of the cylinder. Within that cylinder the energy is changed and the voltage is regulated at a high rate. The energy then passes out the other end in the designated condition. This is the process involved in all high voltage power supply units.
For the first step in the process, input, there are a number of basic options. Among the most common are electric energy. This can be input in either AC or DC form depending on the unit that you are working with. In addition to standard electricity plugs batteries are also used. These may range from small batteries for some units to large batteries in other cases. Batteries are especially useful when the intention is to maintain a constant energy supply.
Batteries are also used in conjunction with electric input from a plug for example. In this way there is a backup in the event that the primary power input is interrupted. Beyond batteries there are alternate fuel sources. These may be in the form of gasoline or other fuels that can somehow be converted into electric energy. The specialized units that perform this function are often called generators.
Some models of generators may provide low voltage power instead of high voltage. In some cases solar panels can also be used. These supply electric energy that is converted from light. There are also a variety USB input that is now being used for specific high voltage supplies. These and other innovations represent a new horizon in power supply.