The field-proven PowerStation™ UPS line is ideally suited for industrial, computer, military, and telecommunications applications requiring high reliability, rugged construction, compact size, and lightweight design. These units are equally suited for use in shipboard, airborne, vehicular, field deployed or fixed locations with controlled or uncontrolled environments. The “ETI0001-2295” is being used because of its stringent performance and reliability requirements.
The heavy-duty chassis, occupying only 6.967″ (4U) of rack space and 15.68″ depth, has rounded metal corners and rugged handles right and left, aiding in safe handling. Internally, all major components are well secured and electrically insulated to prevent damage due to shock and vibration.
The internal shielded input transformer provides galvanic isolation with provisions for domestic (120 VAC, CONUS) and optionally for international (230 VAC, OCONUS) input voltages. Special EMI/RFI filters and input power factor correction minimize both input current and harmonics. The unit also operates as a frequency converter, taking 46-70 hertz input and converting it to clean, uninterruptible 60-hertz power. The input switch and the galvanic isolation transformer all provide a double pole isolated source for shipboard systems or overseas locations where phase references and grounding are not consistent.
The LED arrays keep the operator informed as to the unit’s status including load and battery levels. The high-intensity audible alarm can be heard in high noise environments. All controls and protective devices are brought to the front and rear panels with critical switches having finger guards. Further, all front panel devices are recessed to prevent damage or accidental operation. Various optional power distribution controls are available which mount on the front panel or remotely.
The right panel provides locking connectors for the input and output power. Multiple input and output power panel options are available. Removable and washable air filters and high-capacity stainless steel ball-bearing fans provide added protection in both controlled and hostile environments. The exhaust air is diverted out the rear vent, with alternate airflow directions optional. The batteries are maintenance-free with immobilized electrolytes and are constructed of flame retardant materials. For more information, see the Battery Technology section. The Status connector provides an interface with optional computer software providing loss of AC and low battery status as well as remote shut down capability.
Overall, the PowerStation line is uniquely qualified for critical shipboard, vehicle, airborne or land-based systems combining advanced modular design features with highly reliable construction.