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BACKUP POWER: 12-year batteries offered by Falcon Electric in company's SG series UPS for lab and IT use

Falcon Electric Inc. in Irwindale, Calif., is including 12-year-rated valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries in the company's SG series uninterruptible power supply (UPS) product line. The SG series is the company's power-protection solution for IT, network, and laboratory applications.

The SG series features a dual-conversion, online topology to provide automated systems, instruments, computers, and other sensitive electronics superior power protection during a power outage. The wide-temperature batteries are designed to operate in temperatures from -20 to 50 degrees Celsius. Standard UPS batteries are rated for operation from 0 to 40 C. By operating at a wider temperature range, the batteries last for as long as 12 years at room temperature and four years at 50 C.

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