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A True Outdoor UPS

One question that we often receive is how to provide reliable power conditioning and uninterrupted power when the environment is less than ideal. High temperatures, weather, humidity and other harsh physical elements can wreak havoc on a UPS system and batteries. Toshiba International Corp (TIC) recently secured one of the first patents on a true, outdoor UPS that is purpose built for outdoor and rugged environments. See more for their recent press release!

Toshiba 5000 Series NEMA 3R UPS Becomes First True Purpose-Built Outdoor UPS

HOUSTON, TX — June 1, 2019 — Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) is proud to have successfully secured a patent (10,143,116) for the design of the Power Electronic Department’s 5000 Series N3R Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) and in doing so have become the first UPS manufacturer to have a true outdoor rated UPS. TIC has achieved this feat by using a familiar NEMA 3R rated enclosure and by re-engineering the layout of the UPS components to bolster better airflow and ease of maintenance.

“The Toshiba 5000 Series N3R UPS is purpose built for heavy duty industrial applications in environments where other UPSs cannot survive. When we launched this product, we were confident of becoming the first available off-the-shelf UPS model to meet the NEMA 3R rating,” said Greg Mack, Vice President and General Manager of the TIC Power Electronics Division.

The N3R UPS can reliably operate in temperatures ranging from -10°C to 50°C without additional cooling or heating equipment. The N3R solution, designed for 208/120V and 480V three-phase input /output applications with a 288Vdc nominal battery link. These UPSs range from 15kVA to 30kVA with larger models available in 2020. They are now available with high temperature pure lead batteries and in the very near future with Toshiba’s SCiB Lithium-ion battery offering in NEMA 3R rated enclosures so that the entire system can withstand harsh weather and other physical elements they might encounter in the chemical processing, mining, oil exploration, waste water treatment, pulp and paper, manufacturing, and heavy transportation control industries.

The Toshiba 5000 Series N3R features state-of-the-art insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology and incorporates capacitors and components designed for a 20-year life span for worry free dependability. The mechanical design of the 5000 Series N3R allows for easy installation, total front access for easy routine maintenance and a wide operating temperature range without the need for an AC unit.

About Toshiba International Corporation

Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) is a Toshiba America Inc. (TAI) Group Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, and comprised of five divisions – Motors & Drives, Automotive, Power Electronics, Photovoltaics, and Transmission & Distribution. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, TIC provides application solutions to a wide range of industries including general industrial, oil and gas, utilities, datacenters, renewables, HVAC, water/wastewater, and mining. For more information about TIC, please visit https://www.qpsolutions.net/equipment/ups-systems/toshiba-ups-systems.

About the TIC Power Electronics Division

The TIC Power Electronics division has more than 32 years of experience in Uninterruptible Power Systems. Toshiba produces a versatile range of single-phase and three-phase UPS solutions and accessories hallmarked for outstanding performance and reliability. Single-phase models range from 1 to 22 kVA, while three-phase single module systems range from 15 to 2,000 kVA, and three-phase parallel module systems from 100 to 8,000 kVA with SCiBTM Lithium Ion Energy Storage System. These systems are suitable for a wide range of applications including data centers, industrial, commercial, retail, healthcare, emergency lighting, broadcasting, and telecommunication.

Choosing the right UPS system for your application can be challenging, and if the wrong system is selected, could be a costly mistake. The technical experts at QPS can help with analysis of your load, size, energy cost, environment and energy usage to come up with a solution that makes sense for you. Contact QPS today to learn more and set up a time for an onsite consultation.