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Falcon Electric’s SSG Industrial UPS Systems with LiFePO4 Battery Wins CSE Magazine’s
2018 Product of the Year Finalist Award

Engineering Judges Select Falcon Electric Third Year in a Row


IRWINDALE, Calif. – April 12, 2018Falcon Electric, Inc.,  a leader in online UPS and backup of mission-critical applications, announces that its SSG Industrial UPS models with LiFePO4 battery has won Finalist in the 2018 Product of the Year award competition by the judges of Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine.

Placing in the Emergency, On-site Standby Power category, the award-winning 1.5 to 6kVA rackmount SSG Industrial UPS with a long-life, lightweight LiFePO4 battery gives users a safer and more cost-effective battery backup solution.

During the evaluation process of the SSG UPS, the CSE judges were impressed with the incorporation of the latest in LiFePO4 battery technology that offers a longer service life, longer backup times, lower weight and higher safety than UPSs with lead-acid batteries or other LiFePO4 batteries. The judges also appreciated that the SSG UPS lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) by dramatically reducing costly battery replacements and downtime.

Additional advantages include:

  • Long service life – more than 10 years; only 4 to 5 years for lead-acid batteries
  • Long battery runtimes – 3 to 4 times longer than lead-acid batteries
  • Small footprint – One-third to two-thirds the weight compared to lead-acid batteries
  • Wide-temperature range – Continuous operation from -20°C to 55°C with no performance degradation
  • Advanced safety – no thermal runaway issues that are inherent in Lithium-ion chemistry
  • Lower lifetime costs – 75 percent less than lead-acid batteries

Designed for protecting IT/IoT, SCADA, PLCs and other critical equipment in demanding industrial environments, the SSG with its long-life and hot-swap LiFeO4 battery raises the bar in power protection reliability, longevity and backup time while lowering overall costs.

Featuring a two-year warranty, current SSG UPS customers can easily replace their lead-acid battery with the new LiFePO4 battery.

The publication’s subscribers will vote online for the winner at the CSE website beginning today. Voting closes on June 29, 2018 and category winners will be notified on September 13, 2018.

Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s Product of the Year (POY) program is the premier award for new products in the mechanical, fire/life safety, electrical, lighting, plumbing, and related nonresidential building systems market. The annual reader-choice program provides Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s audience with information about the top new product in their fields. 2018 will mark 14 years of the POY program.

For more information on Falcon’s SSG Industrial UPS family, contact Falcon at 800-842-6940 or email Also, visit Falcon on Twitter at @FalconUPS.

About Falcon Electric

Headquartered in Irwindale, Calif., Falcon Electric, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of award-winning online UPSs, frequency converters and ac voltage regulators. Founded 30 years ago, Falcon is a recognized authority in industrial, wide-temperature and military COTS UPS systems. Falcon is dedicated to offering the latest technology, superior engineering standards and strong technical support to ensure complete customer satisfaction. For more information about Falcon Electric and its innovative products, visit