SOURCE: Falcon Electric, Inc.

June 24, 2008 08:00 ET

Falcon® Electric Announces Lightweight ED-FPC Series™ Frequency & Phase Converters for Mobile Military Applications

Space-Saving COTS Converter Tames Harsh Field Power

IRWINDALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Falcon Electric, Inc. (www.falconups.com), a leading provider in custom and COTS power solutions for the military and aerospace markets, today introduced its new lightweight ED-FPC Series Frequency & Phase Converters (http://www.falconups.com/products-frequency-converters.htm) that provide reliable computer-grade power for sensitive equipment. The new rackmount ED-FPC Series, ranging from 3 to 5kVA, is one of the most performance-rich, lightweight and compact frequency and phase converters on the market today.

With a weight of less than 80 pounds and a compact seven inch (4U) high rackmount form factor, the ED-FPC is an ideal COTS solution delivering computer-grade power for use in aircraft, ground-based and mobile systems, such as a HMMWV. Due to its light weight and small size, the ED-FPC is a perfect solution for powering sensitive computer-based equipment from generator sources typically incorporated into single and dual-pallet shelters, as well as tactical, hospital or laboratory shelters. Furthermore, to accommodate fixed, mobile and aircraft installations, the ED-FPC is designed to meet the shock and vibration requirements of RTCA/DO160, Zone A and the Munson Road Test.

Falcon has designed the new ED-FPC to meet the military's need for a lightweight, compact frequency and phase converter with flexible capabilities. It has a three-phase input that accepts a wide 45-450Hz input frequency range. Having a single-phase 120Vac, 50, 60 or 400Hz output, the ED-FPC eliminates phase imbalance problems associated with powering large single-phase equipment from a three-phase generator source. The ED-FPC also eliminates line-side voltage transients, surges, sags and frequency stability problems. It provides a superior low-distortion sinewave output with +/-3% voltage regulation. "Other frequency and phase converters on the market weigh substantially more and are larger," explained Michael Stout, vice president of engineering at Falcon Electric.

Availability and Pricing

Available now, the ED-FPC Series Frequency & Phase Converters list pricing starts at $16,450 for the 3kVA model and all models include a one-year warranty. For more information, contact a Falcon government sales representative at 800-842-6940 or e-mail sales@falconups.com.

About Falcon Electric:

Headquartered in Irwindale, Calif., Falcon Electric, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of award-winning power protection and conversion solutions. For two decades, Falcon has been dedicated to offering the latest in technology, superior engineering standards, and unmatched technical support and customized solutions. Falcon manufactures power systems that meet the exacting standards of the military/aerospace, scientific/labs, industrial automation, computer, telecommunications and other industries that demand the highest product reliability to meet their critical power needs. For more information about Falcon Electric and its innovative products, visit www.falconups.com.

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