Posted by John Keller
IRWINDALE, Calif., 20 Jan. 2010. Falcon Electric Inc., a manufacturer of rugged uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) in Irwindale, Calif., has finished shipping the company's ED Series UVS Plus lightweight 5-kilovolt-ampere (kVA) three-phase power conversion system with lightweight battery pack to defense contractor Sechan Electronics Inc. of Lititz, Pa.
This system will be used onboard a shelter system mounted on a Humvee tactical vehicle and is in use by the U.S. Army, Falcon officials say. The ED Series power-conversion system was designed and tested to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards and other certifications.
"Shelter systems are one of Sechan's many areas of expertise," says Kraig Wickard, an electrical engineer at Sechan. "Falcon Electric was willing to design a unit for our specific needs. We needed a three-phase to 120-volt AC, 60 Hz single-phase UPS solution to power the onboard computers and communications equipment."
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