New Wireless Staco UPS Battery Monitoring System Provides Real-Time System Information

March 2, 2011

Dayton, OH – The new wireless Staco FirstLine® BMS Battery Monitoring System continuously monitors UPS batteries and provides real-time information, ensuring that batteries are ready when needed to support mission critical functions. 

Information is displayed through curves and bar graphs on the FirstLine ® BMS easy to read 6.4” LCD touch screen monitor.  This easy to install battery monitoring system measures and records critical elements including battery cell voltage, battery string voltage, battery string current, battery room temperature, battery cell impedance, as well as battery terminal temperature. 

Armed with this critical battery status information, managers can ensure that capacity conditions are continually met as well as the permanent availability of high quality energy.  Because it is wireless, the FirstLine ® BMS easily integrates into existing applications, can be installed in half the time with less cost than traditional, wired battery monitoring systems.        

Real-time status is compared to battery configuration settings and network parameter settings, with deviations recorded in an events log and used to trigger e-mail or dry contact alarms.   With a battery monitoring system, users can schedule battery replacement at convenient times, and ensure that the system is fully charged and operational for peak or high-demand occasions. 

The Staco FirstLine ® BMS is ideal for monitoring all UPS batteries, especially those in mission critical areas like data centers, computer rooms, network closets, healthcare environments, assembly lines, life safety systems, and more.

"FirstLine ® BMS is an excellent complement to our battery management programs inherent with the FirstLine UPS Family” said Staco Marketing Manager Jim Hall.  “Batteries are the workhorses of the UPS so knowing their status at all times is essential for critical environments.  Now customers can act at the first sign of trouble – and keep their systems operating at full capacity.  With FirstLine® BMS, customers have a complete power protection system. 

Staco FirstLine ® UPS products, including the new BMS Battery Management System, are designed to lower the total cost of UPS protection, and provide a higher return on investment.  These products comply with the standards set forth in the Tax Relief Act of 2010 (which is extended through 2011) that allows 100% write off of equipment purchases in calendar year 2011, further enhancing their economic attractiveness.

Staco Energy Products Company manufactures voltage control, VAR compensation, uninterruptible power supplies and engineered power quality solutions.   For more than 70 years, customers worldwide have relied on Staco as their dependable source for standard and tailored solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems.  Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Staco Energy Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Component Corporation of America, located in Dallas, Texas.  For more information, visit www.stacoenergy.com, call 866-261-1191, write to Staco Energy Products Co, 301 Gaddis Blvd, Dayton, OH  45403, or e-mail to sales@stacoenergy.com.