Power reliability from APC

American Power Conversion (APC) has introduced its latest development in the power protection sphere. The three phase UPS Silcon Series that offers a number of benefits for users who need to keep their systems up and running 24/7.

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By  Guy Mathew Published  January 15, 2002

American Power Conversion (APC) has introduced its latest development in the high availability sphere. The three phase UPS Silcon Series offers a number of benefits for users who need to keep their systems up and running 24/7, which is most of them in this era of e-business.

Philip Hughes, regional manager in the Middle East, said: “Customers who install the APC Silcon Series immediately begin to realise benefits in the form of sizable reductions in energy consumption, installation, wiring, air conditioning, harmonic distortion and maintenance costs. More importantly the Silcon Series excels at supplying clean three phase power to critical applications, data centres and facilities, regardless of power failures and surges.”

“Due to the high efficiency and the power factor corrected input, the Silcon Series requires smaller installation cables and fuses and smaller air-conditioning. In addition Silcon’s intelligent control system can be programmed to maximise the overall efficiency of parallel Data Conversion Online systems. By designating as active, only the systems needed to supply the load will be online, the other systems can be held in standby mode ready to start up without interruption as required. The load can also be switched between the parallel systems to minimise stress and improve reliability,” Hughes continued.

APC bought Silcon Power Electronics in 1998 and managed to get the entire architecture developed over 25 years in the deal, fully up to date with the third generation that forms the basis of the three phase UPS. “This cost-effective technology can pay for itself in a five-year timeframe with savings from operational costs alone, while offering a much more manageable and serviceable topology,” Hughes concluded.

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