Staco Energy Products Discusses Total SME Data Center Solutions at Data Center Dynamics Event in Chicago, IL

September 12, 2013

Dayton, OH, September 12, 2013 – Staco Energy Products personnel will discuss the company’s total SME data center solutions with visitors to the Data Center Dynamics event in Chicago, IL in October.    

Single-phase and three-phase UPS products from 1 to 250kVA boast the lowest total cost of ownership for applications such as computer rooms, network closets, data centers, computer networks, critical power management requirements, and applications where a high level of available power are essential.  In addition to product offerings to meet a wide range of electrical requirements, Staco also offers a wireless battery monitoring system that helps to control ongoing battery costs which are the single biggest cost of UPS after-point-of-sale operations. To prove their understanding of the value of technology, Staco will discuss these new products and technologies at their booth, where visitors can register to win a New Apple iPad 5.0.

Expanded FirstLine® P & FirstLine PL Families of UPS Products
Staco Energy will highlight the recently expanded FirstLine ® P 65 – 250kVA family of UPS products & their NEW FirstLine® PL (Coming Soon) 208V 10 – 40 kVA applications, offering a complete line of three phase on-line double conversion models boasting efficiencies of up to 98%, while delivering maximum availability and flexibility. 

True on-line, double-conversion technology is achieved through IGBT and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) control, enabling delivery of a high input power factor of 0.99, and a low input current distortion of less than or equal to 3%.  Each compact and reliable UPS is covered by an industry-leading 2-year warranty and backed by a nationwide service program with start-up and o preventive maintenance services to lower cost of ownership.

FirstLine® P & PL units can be run in parallel – up to 8 (N+1) for the 480VAC 65-250 kVA model, and up to 4 (N+1) for the 208VAC 10-40 kVA version.  This provides redundancy for mission critical applications yet requires no additional hardware.   All units are hot swappable, for maximum flexibility, availability and expandability.  Dual Bus System and Dynamic Dual Bus system configurations provide an efficient and reliable power source. Battery run times are best in class.
The IGBT-based rectifier solid-state technology reduces the impact of the UPS on the local supply and simplifies installation where there is limited power capacity in the form of available electrical supply rating or generator size.  Classified as a “Zero Impact Source”, the FirstLine® P provides a high input power factor of 0.99, a low input current distortion of less than or equal to 3%, and a power walk-in function that ensures progressive rectifier start-up.  It also performs as a high performance filter by protecting upstream power supply sources from any harmonics and reactive power generated by the loads power.

The UPS can be supplied from two separate power sources (main power and a second emergency standby source) which can increase the resilience of single or parallel system configurations. 

FirstLine Single Phase UPS
The UniStar® family of single-phase online Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) now features an industry-leading 3-year warranty.  Available in tower or rack designs, these true on-line, double conversion UPS models protect 1 to 10 kVA loads from outages and irregularities over a wide input voltage range.  The Staco UniStar® family – which comprises several brands for specific kVA usage points - is ideal for use in computer rooms, network closets and small data centers as well as to protect servers and telecommunications equipment. 

A constant clean, steady sine wave protects downstream equipment even without going to battery mode.   Each UniStar P features high overload handling without transfer to the bypass, and protection against short circuit and over-temperature conditions. 

The unique Smart Battery Management System continuously monitors battery status and recharges whenever necessary.  Hot-swappable battery packs allow users to change batteries without shutting down the UPS, further simplifying maintenance.  Matching battery cabinets enhance the aesthetics of the UPS while providing easy access and maintenance.  

Available with capacities from 1 to 10 kVA, UniStar® is easy to install, and monitor.  Easy to read front-panel LCD display includes input and output voltage, input and output frequency, load percentage, battery voltage and inner temperature.  Alarms are provided for line mode, backup mode, ECO mode, bypass supply, battery low, battery bad/disconnect, overload, transferring with interruption & UPS fault, line failure, battery low, transfer to bypass, and system fault conditions.  Each size offers remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities through an RS232 serial port and optional web, USB, SNMP or Dry Contact Cards.  Standard software is compatible with operating systems such as Windows 98, 2000, ME, NT and XP. 

Continuously Monitor UPS Batteries with FirstLine® BMS – Wireless Battery Monitoring System
The 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.  The FirstLine ® BMS is compatible with all types of batteries, making it ideal for mains battery back-up and for cross-over transitioning to generator. 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 when needed. 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.  Advanced communications capabilities allows Staco FirstLine ® BMS to proactively monitor all UPS batteries, especially those in mission critical areas like data centers, computer rooms, network closets.

Staco Energy Products Company manufactures voltage control, VAR compensation, uninterruptible power supplies and engineered power quality solutions.   For more than 75 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, call 866-261-1191, write to Staco Energy Products Co, 301 Gaddis Blvd, Dayton, OH  45403, or e-mail to