Irwindale, California -- Falcon Electric has added a new long-life battery to its SSG Series industrial-grade UPS Plus product line. The new batteries, which are optional on all Falcon UPSes, are rated for ten years of expected life in a temperature-controlled environment (up to 25° C [77° F]). The SSG Series is the only UPS to carry a 55° C (131º F) UL listing for operating at high temperatures, the company says.
Available in models from 1.5 to 3kVA and in 120Vac and 230Vac versions, the SSG Series is capable of withstanding elevated temperatures for prolonged periods. The new long-life batteries are rated to last seven years at 40° C (104° F) and four years at 50° C (122° F). This is several times longer than the standard battery which is rated to last less than two years at 40° C and less than a year at 50° C, the company says.