SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 – Power Conditioning By Acumentrics

Acumentrics Holdings of Westwood, MA is the holding company for two businesses, Acumentrics RUPS (rugged uninterrupted power supply) and Acumentrics SOFC (solid oxide fuel cells).

At this year’s SOFIC Conference, Acumetrics RUPS featured its new Rugged Blade UPS™. The device has a 1U profile, meaning it will fit into a 19 inch rack tacking up no more than 1.75 inches of rack space. RUPS’ product is rated at 1250VA / 1KW (AC or DC) and can be daisy chained with other units to deliver up to 8000VA of uninterrupted power.

The UPS weighs only 28 lbs or 12.7 kilos with the optional Li-ion battery pack and maxes out at 33.5 pounds or 15.2 kilos with lead-acid batteries.

A UPS sits between the external power source and the equipment it supports conditioning the power – ensuring that spikes, noise and transients are kept out of the equipment – and when external power is interrupted, transitions to its battery module. Internal AC-DC converters (multi-vibrators) then convert battery DC to AC ensuring the protected equipment never looses power.

Steve Graves, Vice President of Marketing, discussed  Acumentrics’ unique Flo-Thru™ technology. Dealing with the “moon dust” sands common to the middle east cooling can be a problem. This concern is mitigated by  Rugged Blade UPS’  heatsink tunnel design and gasket-sealed enclosure, which offers maximum protection for internal components from the effects of moisture, airborne particles, and other contaminates in the operating environment. Rugged Blade UPS is also equipped with a variable speed fan and heat monitoring algorithms that keep internal temperatures well regulated.

Acumentrics’ Rugged Blade UPS accepts single phase AC input power from 80 VAC to 265 VAC and 47 to 440 Hz as well as DC input of 22 VDC to 32 VDC volts.

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