Falcon Electric, Inc. has announced that its SSG Series industrial uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a finalist in the 2015 Product of the Year awards sponsored by Plant Engineering Magazine. The honor was recently mentioned in Plant Engineering’s November issue, online, and in the magazine’s e-newsletters. The magazine’s readers may vote online for the finalist at www.plantengineering.com/VOTE2015. Voting closes on January 8, 2016, and winners will be notified of their status on January 19, 2016.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by Plant Engineering’s judges as our SSG models have demonstrated an exceptionally high level of reliability,” said Michael A. Stout, vice president of engineering. “Moreover, achieving the UL 508 safety standard listing is significant, as it simplifies industrial control panel code compliance requirements that other UPSs having only a UL1778 Listing cannot meet. The combination of UL 508 and wide-temperature rating gives our plant engineering customers a unique solution not offered by other commercial (non-industrial grade) UPS products on the market.”

Falcon’s 4 to 6kVA SSG rackmount on-line UPSs carry UL 1778, UL 508, cUL listings and CE certification for reliable, code-compliant operation over a wide -4°F to 131°F (-20°C to 55°C) temperature range. All electronic equipment in an industrial control panel must have an equivalent UL 508 Listing.

These models offer long-life 10-year rated batteries when installed in an ambient 77°F environment. When in higher temperatures up to 122°F, the user-replaceable batteries feature a 4-year life. This is significant as most UPS batteries have to be replaced every 1 to 2 years in high temperature settings such as those found in plant environments. The SSG’s high-performance batteries reduce costly battery replacements, servicing and downtime – achieving a higher return on UPS investment.

Back-up Power for Days

For longer duration backup times, optional battery banks and chargers are available. Falcon’s batteries provide backup power for days unlike other online UPS products that are limited in the number of battery banks that can be connected. This limitation is due to heat buildup. This is an important distinction as Falcon’s SSG’s inverter operates continuously (a true dual-conversion online UPS) and can run on battery power for days. By contrast, low cost UPSs can only operate for a few hours on battery power before the inverter heats up and fails.

In addition, the SSG UPS can be integrated into ready-to-install NEMA-rated enclosures for indoor and outdoor use.

The SSG 4 to 6kVA models support both 50Hz or 60Hz frequencies for worldwide power applications.