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Compact UPS with Integrated Battery
Phoenix Contact USA Posted 11/05/2013Uninterruptible power supply designed for compact control cabinet with lower current demands
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The new STEP UPS from Phoenix Contact is a compact uninterruptible power supply with an integrated battery. The STEP UPS provides standby power for short-term power losses in low-current applications.
The STEP UPS has a 3 A output current, and corresponds with Phoenix Contact’s STEP power supply with 4.2 A nominal current. At 108-mm wide, the STEP UPS requires minimal space on the DIN rail. When used with the corresponding STEP power supply unit, they occupy 198 mm.
The STEP UPS comes in both 24 V DC and 12 V DC versions with an integrated lithium-polymer rechargeable battery. The 24 V version has an input range of 22.5 to 29.5 V DC, while the 12 V version operates between 10 and 16.5 V DC.
The modules contain status LEDs indicating the unit’s operational condition. The status may also be communicated to a supervisory control system through the integrated status contacts. Additionally, the battery runtime can be adjusted via a rotary dial to prevent the battery from being overly discharged. The amount of back-up time available depends on load currents connected to the buffer module, but can range between 12 and 53 minutes.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.