Utility supplies: Appleton Group, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation, announced that its SolaHD division has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s ENERGY STAR® Version 1.0 qualification for seven models of its S4KC uninterruptible power supply series.
To qualify for the award, which was first instituted by the U.S. EPA in 2012, the SolaHD S4KC units were subjected to testing by a UPS-specific certification body, and were examined based on average power, efficiency and efficiency variation for determination of steady-state. The SolaHD UPS products meeting the requirements of the EPA program use an average of 35% less energy than their standard counterparts.
The qualified SolaHD UPS models are: 120V input 700, 1000, 1500, 2000 and 3000 VA 120/208V input 6000 and 10000VA models. These systems provide continuous uptime for the connected equipment, with capacity and battery backup delivered in cabinets that use 2U to 6U of rack space. All seven models of the SolaHD S4KC are available across North America. SolaHD is continuing to pursue Energy Star certifications on its newest products.
Energy Star is a joint program of the UPS and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which helps consumers and organizations save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. The Energy Star SSL v1.0 criteria were developed for the industry by the DOE.
Energy Star programs help customers make informed decisions pertaining to energy efficiency when purchasing systems and equipment. The EPA has worked closely with industry to identify ways in which energy efficiency can be measured, documented and implemented.
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