Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) in a tower format stand upright on a floor or shelf and offer convenient access and maintenance. They guarantee continuous backup power and protection for PLCs, servers, networking switches, and other critical equipment that cannot afford downtime. These models output a clean true online (double-conversion) AC sine wave and shield sensitive electronics from irregular power from the grid. And, they offer long-life, low maintenance, and low lifetime costs. Although the upfront cost may be higher than other UPS products, the total cost is far less over the life of a project.
A double-conversion online UPS provides the highest and best level of power protection - much better than standby or line-interactive technology. Compared with the other two architectures, a true online UPS is the only one that regenerates clean 100% conditioned AC power, and it seamlessly operates on AC or DC (battery) power. Another advantage is the ability to isolate incoming utility power from sensitive electronic equipment.
It removes line noise, high voltage transients, harmonic distortion, and problems related to 50/60 Hertz frequencies to safeguard connected equipment. Standby and line-interactive styles connect their loads directly to utility power with little or no surge protection.
Online industrial UPS systems, such as Falcon’s SSG and SSG-RP tower families, are engineered for industrial locations where severe temperature swings are the norm. Not only do their tower UPS solutions meet the rigors of these environments, but they also have an expected service life of over 12 years, making them an exceptional value. The real cost of ownership beats other lower-cost products on the market. Built-in 12-year rated batteries eliminate costly and frequent battery replacements. Twelve years of battery life is typical when operating at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F). They’ll last four years working at 50°C (122°F)!
The SSG2.2K-1T tower UPS from Falcon Electric, for example, features true online 2200 VA / 1540 watts capacity and an operational temperature range from -20° to 55°C. Integrated long-life batteries reduce frequent replacements and downtime. With UL 508, UL 1778, cUL, and CE certification, its perfect for industrial control applications. The SSG3K-1T is precisely the same as above but with 3000 VA. Rackmount versions are available with identical specifications.
When selecting a UPS solution, consider the corresponding level of protection. For backing up critical equipment that cannot afford disruption, a reliable online UPS with long-lasting batteries is the right solution. Contact Westward Sales to find out which tower UPS is best for your application.