Product Exclusive: Ultra-wide temperature UPS from Falcon Electric

New uninterruptible power supply is designed to withstand heat up to 65 °C (149 °F) and down to -22 °F (-30 °C ). Falcon Electric SSG-RP Series ultra-high temperature UPS has been designed to operate reliably in temperature environments beyond the capability of standard commercially available UPS products. It is a true double-conversion on-line UPS, providing clean, tightly regulated, sinewave output power even when operating from a dirty incoming ac power source, acting like an electronic firewall. This is a Control Engineering September 2010 Product Exclusive.

09/30/2010


Falcon Electric Inc., a manufacturer of uninterruptible power systems (UPS) and power conversion solutions, announced the new line of Falcon SSG-RP Series Ultra-Wide Temperature UPS, with models from 1 k VA to 3 k VA. The SSG-RP Series ultra-high temperature UPS has been designed to operate reliably in temperature environments beyond the capability of standard commercially available UPS products. Having an operational temperature range of -22 to +149 °F (-30 to 65 °C) makes the SSG-RP Ultra ideal for use in protected locations where temperature control is a problem.

In 2007 Falcon Electric developed a commercially available, off-the-shelf (COTS) military/industrial grade product, rated to 55°C. The SSG-RP Ultra LCD display has been replaced with a high-temperature LED display, internal components have been upgraded, and special batteries with a wide operational temperature range have been incorporated.

“Compared with the type of UPS they first deploy — a ‘switching’ line interactive UPS rated to 40 °C — this regenerative on-line UPS is designed to shield internal components from extreme temperatures,” said Falcon’s vice president of engineering, Mike Stout. “This translates to a much lower cost of maintenance, both in terms of the money spent on new batteries and the time it takes to get a service person on-site.  It’s a more reliable device that works in extreme heat and cold conditions.”

The SSG-RP Series Ultra-Wide Temperature UPS’s batteries come packaged in a separate 2U enclosure and are “hot-swappable,” allowing exchange while the UPS is still in use. The wide-temperature range VRLA batteries used have a projected 10-year service life when installed in a 77 °F environment and a projected one-year life when installed in a 140 °F location. Due to the unique characteristics of the batteries, recharging is performed over the entire operational temperature range of the UPS.

It is a true double-conversion on-line UPS, providing clean, tightly regulated, sinewave output power even when operating from a dirty incoming ac power source, acting like an electronic firewall.

For unattended OS shutdown and easy monitoring of the UPS system, Falcon’s UPSilon shutdown and management software supports Microsoft Windows platforms, including Vista, as well as Novell NetWare 5 & 6, Linux, and FreeBSD. UPSilon for UNIX is available at an additional cost and supports most popular UNIX platform and OS versions.

For remote monitoring and management of industrial networks, including humidity, smoke, physical entry, and water detection, users may purchase an optional USHA SNMP/HTTP agent board that installs inside the UPS, providing a TCP-IP addressable, 10/100 Ethernet communication node. The USHA supports IPv4, IPv6, SNMPv3, and RADIUS.

The SSG-RP Series Ultra features Remote Emergency Power Off (REPO) and operates in compliance with NFPA-70 and NEC 645-11.

www.FalconUPS.com

 Falcon Electric

- Also read:

Wind power control systems go to (temperature) extremes;

High temperature UPS includes 10-year-rated batteries; and

Falcon Electric introduces secure UPS power monitoring and management system.


ONLINE extra

Headquartered in Irwindale, CA, Falcon Electric Inc. has been dedicated to offering the latest in technology, superior engineering standards, and unmatched technical support and customized solutions, for more than 20 years. Markets include military/aerospace, scientific/labs, industrial automation, computer, telecommunications, and other industries.

 



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Controller programming; Safety networks; Enclosure design; Power quality; Safety integrity levels; Increasing process efficiency
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.

(copy 5)

click me