SurgeX Doubles Down on UPS Solutions With New SurgeX Large-Format Models
AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (ESP) announces the most recent additions to its SurgeX line of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, a suite of large-format UPS products. Now available in three new sizes – 10,000 volt-amps (10kVA), 15,000 volt-amps (15kVA), 20,000 volt-amps (20kVA) – the new SurgeX large-format UPS product line offers truly comprehensive protection and carry over for all mission critical systems
The new models feature online double-conversion technology in addition to an integrated isolation transformer. This helps to ensure that if power from the utility or generator is dirty, unstable or lost, connected systems will continue to receive isolated and regenerated power for system availability and peak performance.
Once installed, the units are always on and ready at a moment’s notice to carry over until an alternative power source is engaged, until safe shutdown is completed or until a load shed is completed by safely powering down high-consumption components and leaving only the critical systems online thereby expanding run time. Once the UPS system is engaged, information on the load, runtime, system health and other metrics is instantly available via IP, closures, and RS 232 supported methods.
For installation environments with backup power generators installed, a large-scale UPS solution is critical. Backup generators do not provide power precisely at the moment of the outage due to their exercise period. During that window, total loss of power can force the entire system to go down, often times, locking up the system to the point that a hard reboot is needed to restore functionality.
Additionally, generators provide very dirty power, which can fluctuate depending on the components drawing power from the generator. In addition to spontaneous outages, noisy power is a common power condition than can damage the sensitive electronics within AV systems and result in unnecessary replacement and repair or system-wide lockups.