Many industries require operations in remote locations which can bring several challenges when it comes to power quality. Unmanned remote sites in rural areas like solar facilities require network access points to remain online to assure continuous operation. A UPS is typically required in this scenario to provide stability during power outage events.
Remote locations, often in rural areas in adverse weather conditions, require a UPS capable of operating in a wide temperature range. Falcon Electric’s SSG Industrial/Outdoor UPSs are essential when backing up critical equipment operating in harsh, wide-temperature environments. A generic UPS cannot operate in these environments for very long as weather conditions affect the UPS operation in several ways.
High temperature environments greatly affect the overall battery service life. A typical battery will lose approximately 50% of service life for every 10°C rise in temperature above 25°C. For example, a battery with a 12-year service life rated at 25°C will be reduced to 6 years at 35°C.
Low temperature environments affect the performance of lead acid batteries used in UPSs. Because of this, the battery capacity must be oversized to compensate for the losses. Selecting the proper batteries for these environments is critical for battery service life.
These conditions require an industrial UPS specifically manufactured to withstand high temperatures – one that has been agency-certified (e.g., UL) to have a wide operating temperature range of at least -20°C to 55°C (-4°F to 131°F).
Falcon SSG UPS models ensure reliable power over wide temperature conditions. Whether pre-configured inside Falcon turn-key NEMA 3R system enclosures, or installed in other non-climate controlled, protected locations, Falcon SSG UPS products have been designed to operate reliably over a wide range of environments that would render other UPSs non-operational.
The UPS electronics are reliable and robust, having a UL Listed operational specification of -20°C to 55°C (SSG) and -30°C to 65°C* (SSG-RP). The batteries provide a reliable, long-life performance in hot and cold temperatures. They have a 4-year service life at 50°C (122°F). The option of applying conformal coating on the internal UPS electronics and powder coating to the UPS chassis provide the necessary barrier against condensation and corrosion. Many other options are available, including outdoor enclosures, extended battery banks with minutes to many hours of runtime, a 40 Amp hour battery bank, and remote UPS management (SNMP Agent, etc.).
*Models available up to 70°C