Block introduces ultracapacitor and battery-powered DC UPS at Hannover Messe

In line with industry 4.0, Block introduces two 24V/40A uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) at this year’s Hannover Messe. These DC input UPS ensure reliable availability of safety-critical systems in the case of power failure, says Block. The UPS supports 12, 24 and 48V systems and can be either battery-powered or use capacitive energy storage.

Product selection will depend on the application. The battery-powered UPS supports various established battery technologies and provides immediate system back-up in the event of a power failure. Hold-up time may be adjusted to meet end user requirements by adding extra battery packs.

The capacitive energy storage UPS uses high efficiency, long life ultra-capacitors. Due to the long service life of ultra-capacitors and the internal temperature-controlled battery management system, maintenance costs during operation are reduced to a minimum, adds Block. The capacitive UPS can easily be expanded by adding capacitive modules, for a high power density. It is also maintenance-free, says Block, and offers parameter setting via USB interface and rotary switch.

The communications features of both modules provide integrated monitoring of the entire system in line with the requirements of Industry 4.0.

Parameterisation of the both types of UPS possible using Blocks UPS Control Software either via the front panel mounted rotary switch or via the USB interface. The USB port on both versions is shock and vibration-proofed.

Key features of the battery-powered UPS include support for 24 and 12V applications, 5.0A charging current ensures fast availability, battery start-up without mains power, parameter setting via interface and rotary switch

Dave Wellman, sales manager of Block UK, commented on the UPS products for industrial control: “Convectional battery technology is available for standard requirements while the ultra-capacitor version is very useful for remote installations where access for maintenance is difficult.”

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