Eltek DC UPS Products ENERGY STAR Qualified in New UPS Category

October 21, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

Eltek announced that its 48V Flatpack2 High Efficiency (HE) and V-Series High Efficiency power supply products have been awarded the ENERGY STAR® for compliance with new high energy-efficiency standards that became effective on August 1, 2012.

Eltek was active in helping the EPA broaden its ENERGY STAR program specifications to encompass telecom DC power system applications under the new Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) category. This ensured the maximum possible field implementation both in data center and telecommunication applications. Eltek's 48V Flatpack2 HE and V-Series HE are the first DC UPS product components to earn the ENERGY STAR.

The trusted ENERGY STAR label was established to make it easier for U.S. consumers to identify and purchase products that meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy, and has now been adopted in many other countries. Qualifying products must comply with ENERGY STAR eligibility criteria, achieve the performance requirements, and pass the rigorous testing procedures performed by an EPA-approved certification laboratory. Eltek's 48V Flatpack2 HE provides superior rectifier efficiency with an average efficiency, over the ENERGY STAR performance levels, of 96.35 percent.

Designed with horizontal front-to-back airflow and chassis-integrated heat sinks, Flatpack2 HE rectifier units can be stacked directly on top of one another. Wasted energy is reduced by 50 percent compared to the industry standard, decreasing both heat generation and operational costs.

The V Series HE rectifier modules provide industry-leading power density and efficiency in a 2RU footprint. Designed for use in Compact and Integrated DC Power Systems, Eltek's V-Series HE rectifiers are optimized for outside plant, wireless communications and enterprise applications. With an average efficiency, over the ENERGY STAR performance levels, of 96.25 percent this product reduces the thermal load, improving overall reliability and availability.

"Eltek has built a reputation based on its industry leading high-efficiency technology, so it's a real honor to participate in the ENERGY STAR program which has been really successful in creating global awareness for energy efficiency," said David Leal, Eltek's North American vice president of sales.

"This difficult-to-achieve designation fulfills Eltek's goal of proving our dedicated commitment and leadership in the development of highly energy efficient products that are good for the bottom-line and the environment."