EC: SSG-RP Series Ultra-Wide Temperature UPS
Power - monitoring, protection - Falcon Electric Inc. - SSG-RP Series Ultra-Wide Temperature UPS. This rugged UPS gives users the ability to maintain their UPS once every 4-10 years. Users now get ~1 yr of life (esp hi-temp environments like control panels). This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.
Currently, “industrial UPS” are rated to 40 degrees C and feature a “line-interactive” design with a cheap, low-grade battery charger. The problem? Batteries get weak or die within a few years or, in hi-temp settings, months.
Our hi-temp on-line UPS has batteries rated to last up to 12 years at room temp, 4 years at 50 degrees C. Standard batteries last 6 months at 50 deg C. This rugged UPS gives users the ability to maintain their UPS once every 4-10 years.
Falcon Electric Inc.
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