19 February 2015
Power Solutions has launched a new range of high frequency 1-10Kva UPS’ that
will offer small and medium-sized local businesses the daily risk coverage they
need to survive the load shedding that is likely to become the norm in South
Africa. Jasco Power Solutions’ Jnet
range of UPS' are compact, flexible, meet international standards, and are extremely
Power Solutions believes its Jnet UPS range is highly relevant and will capture
20% of the estimated R600 million market for these devices in the next six to
12 months. This range complements Jasco Power’s existing 20 – 100KVa and 100KVA
to 1.2MVA UPS ranges, and its power quality, assurance and management services.
African businesses can expect to deal with regular load shedding and the threat
of rolling blackouts for the next 3 to 5 years,” says Marco da Silva, MD of
Jasco Power Solutions. “To remain viable, businesses will need to be proactive,
putting in place solutions to protect their IT and operational systems and keep
mission critical systems up and running. We recognised a clear gap in the
market for a cost effective, high quality UPS solution that meets the needs of
this sector. This led to the development of our Jnet range.”
Jnet UPS’ come standard in a 19-inch rack and tower alterable design, and
offers true online double conversion of power, which provides clean power and
instant protection for precise instrument and network data systems. The range
will be available nationally via a selected base of Jasco Power Solutions
resellers that are fully supported with training, design and technical inputs.
Da Silva: “In specifying and testing the Jnet range, which we importing from the
Far East, we made sure it would conform to our high quality standards.”
The Jnet UPS range will
power: True on-line double conversion means a pure sine wave output without
pollution. (The UPS accepts mains or generator AC input, rectifying to DC to
charge the UPS battery, then inverting back to 230 V AC for powering the
format: Its rack and tower alterable design means it can adapt to any
protection: Zero transfer time, ensuring reliability for the load operation.
parallel redundancy: 6 - 10 KVA options use high reliable parallel
SDP/CPU design: With a power factor correction (PFC) of 0.98.
local and remote monitor function: It has an Rs232 or USB port and is compatible
with an SNMP card.
- Smart: It has a self-diagnosis and
protection function, strong load resistance capability, and peak value of
current and short circuit protection design.
Exactly how much protection
will a 10KVA UPS provide?
10KVA Jnet UPS will provide a five 5 to 10 minute power backup window for up to
20 desktop PCs. This gives users the opportunity to shut systems down safely.
It’s a first line of defence but also provides a platform for extended
protection and uptime.
Da Silva: “For companies that require it, we can extend the initial power
backup period, powering systems for five to 8 hours, as needed, with the
addition of a generator. Using a combination of in-house manufacturing, local
assembly and best-of-breed international products, we are able to design
solutions to meet individual needs. We focus not only on providing products to
solve power problems, but on delivering solutions that are energy efficient
themselves, ensuring maximum return on investment and minimum carbon
is the time to explore power backup solutions, says Da Silva. “As South
Africa’s previous experience with load shedding has shown, the cost of generators
and UPS’ are likely to escalate rapidly with the next wave of load shedding as businesses
realise the full impact of ongoing power loss. However, it is advisable not to buy
in haste. The more effective strategy is to consider your options and build a
bespoke platform that will cater not only to daily needs, but is also able to
scale when required to deliver longer periods of power backup. Jasco Power
Solutions has been building power solutions for more than 30 years and has the skills
and experience to develop bespoke power solutions that meet specific needs and