Staco Energy Products Introduces FirstLine P 160 – 250kVA at AFCOM DCW 2012 Wireless Battery Monitoring System to be Demonstrated Live in Booth #918

March 2, 2012

Dayton, OH – Staco Energy Products Company introduces the newest addition to their popular FirstLine® P parallelable three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) product line with an offering for 160-250kVA applications. These online, double-conversion units boast efficiencies of up to 98%, while delivering maximum availability and flexibility. These highly efficient models with laudable power factor allow a low total cost of ownership and a greener footprint. Up to 8 FirstLine® P units can be run in parallel, providing uptime for mission critical applications without the need for additional hardware. They are ideal for information technology (IT) applications such as data centers, computer rooms, and network closets, as well as broadcast studios, assembly/manufacturing lines, medical facilities, and other applications where a high level of available power are essential.
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 optional preventative maintenance to lower cost of ownership.

“This latest addition really rounds out the popular FirstLine® product line. It was developed in direct response to customer requests for a higher kVA UPS to our native 480Vac product family, and it allows us to offer total SME power solutions,” said Staco Marketing Manager Jim Hall. “These exciting new products, along with our single-phase UniStar® family of products, and FirstLine® and FirstLine® PL, FirstLine BMS wireless battery management and our ServiStar® support programs - can be tailored to the needs of a broad range of applications throughout the world.”

As a standard feature, up to 8 FirstLine® P units (N + 1) can be run in parallel, providing redundancy for mission critical applications requiring 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. The FirstLine® P requires only front, top or bottom access, so it can be placed against a wall, minimizing its footprint. 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.

FirstLine® P models feature an output transformer with galvanic isolation (between the load and the battery supply) to provide greater versatility and installation options. 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® models are intended for applications with input voltage of 480 Vac and a range of +15 /- 20% without battery contribution (+15/-30 in battery mode). Input frequency is 45-65Hz. Progressive rectifier (walk-in) can be configured from 0 to 30 seconds. Delay of progressive start of rectifier (Power Walk-In delay timer) can be configured from 0 to 120 seconds. The entire FirstLine® range of products is compatible with capacitive loads such as blade servers, without any reduction in active power, ranging from 0.9 lead to 0.8 lag and up to 0.8 capacitive power, with a low derating equal to 15% of the active power (kW).
A user-friendly menu selectable display located on the front of the unit includes an alarm, emergency power off button, and LED indicators for bypass, main line, battery powering the load, load on bypass, and normal output. Communications options include NetMan 101/102 Plus, MultiCOM (1) 301/302, MultiCOM (2) 362, Multi I/O, IBM AS/400, NetMan, MultiPanel, PowerShield, and PowerNETGuard. Battery Racks, Power Distribution Units (PDU) and Static transfer switches (STS) are available to meet virtually any application. The two year on-site warranty covers parts and labor (start-up service required for warranty coverage). Field service programs – including preventative maintenance – are available to lower cost of ownership.

Multiple options which allow the FirstLine® P to be tailored to specific site requirements include isolation transformer, synchronizer device, parallel systems joiner device, interface for generator set, and a closed loop kit.

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, call 866-261-1191, write to Staco Energy Products Co, 301 Gaddis Blvd, Dayton, OH  45403, or e-mail to

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