Just Say 'No' to Power Interruptions

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					      STORAGE                         By Karen Duane Johnson




Just Say ‘No’ to
Power Interruptions
UPS technology keeps critical systems on line

                      P       ower outages, shortages and brown-
                              outs happen, locations where it is im-
                              possible to keep a power current go-
                    ing, exist. When such events or locations call for
                                                                             It’s important to understand the engineering
                                                                          choices involved when choosing a UPS sys-
                                                                          tem. “There are quite a few approaches to UPS
                                                                          power protection in a data center environment,”
                    a source of power to keep security systems and        said Rich Feldhaus, product manager, Tripp
                    data centers going the solution could call for an     Lite, Chicago. “Much of the way the facility is
                    uninterruptable power source or supply (UPS).         wired is influenced by the company growth
                      Essential for keeping systems up and running        patterns, budgets or facility management team
                    in most settings and environments, UPS prod-          preferences and specialties.”
                    ucts are designed to keep it all together when
                    regular sources of power have failed. Loaded          Demand for extended backup
                    with new features and options, UPS products               “Integrators in the field need to have the
                    can accommodate the demands of challenging            knowledge and ability to know how these sys-
                    applications 24/7.                                    tems back up,” added Chuck Gougler, marketing
                      As Dave Boroevich, vice president of Mar-           manager, Staco Energy, Dayton, Ohio. There are
                    keting, Alpha Technologies, British Columbia,         three types of UPS systems: Line Interactive,
                    pointed out, “it is critical to ensure the right        Offline and Double Conversion Online. Each
                    UPS solution is chosen for the application.”          version works from offering such basic features


 UPS Product Showcase
 COMPACT AND ECONOMICAL UPS                                 MISSION CRITICAL BACK UP
 The FLU-10S by Staco Energy Products Co.,                  Tripp Lite, Chicago, expanded its popular line of SmartPro Ad-
 Dayton, Ohio, is a second generation FirstLine             vanced Line-Interactive UPS Systems with a new high-capacity
 10kva three-phase Uninterruptible Power                    rack mount model. The SMART3000RMXL2U UPS System pro-
 Supply (UPS). UL1778 listed, the online, dou-              vides mission-critical equipment with power protection plus en-
 ble-conversion UPS provides computer-grade              
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: More intelligence is featured in a UPS system and costs are coming down as well," remarked Mike Stout, vice president of Engineering, Falcon Electric, Irwindale, Calif. "The good news is functionality is going up. The systems also have options as frequency converters." Another example of increased intelligence is found in redundancy and digital signal processing technology. Ethernet connectivity to the UPS is also available, making the systems smarter, Stout said.
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