January 17, 2007 09:00 ET

MGE UPS SYSTEMS Expands Power System Test Center -- Invests One Million Dollars to Build the Industry's Most Powerful UPS Testing Facility

COSTA MESA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2007 -- MGE UPS SYSTEMS, a world class technology leader in providing unsurpassed power protection solutions to computer data centers, telecommunications, medical and industrial operations, today announced it has invested one million dollars into expanding its Customer Test Center. The expanded facility, located at MGE's North American headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., encompasses over 25,000 square feet including 28 test bays with a total electrical capacity of 12 megawatts. The expanded test site gives MGE customers the ability to witness critical testing of their enterprise and data center power systems to assure operational functionality and interoperability of their entire power infrastructure.

"Our expanded test facility is one of the most powerful UPS test centers in the industry. With 12 megawatts of power capacity, we can provide our customers with comprehensive testing of large three-phase UPS systems as well as test for complete operability with other critical power systems such as generators, power distribution units, static transfer switches and switching cabinets," said Christian Madelon, vice president of operations for MGE UPS SYSTEMS. "Our extensive testing gives customers peace-of-mind that their critical power systems will perform as required and assures fast and seamless installation of their large UPS systems."

MGE's test facility includes 14 test bays for large three-phase systems, 11 test bays for 10 to 100kVA equipment and three test bays for power distribution units and power switches. Steady State, Dynamic, Overload and Fault testing as well as monitoring voltage current, frequency and watts are automatically performed for each system under test. "At our state-of-the-art facility, customers can easily view the equipment under test and have instant access to test data, testing procedures and results," said Madelon.

About MGE:

MGE UPS SYSTEMS is a world leader in providing high quality power solutions that increase power availability and system uptime to PCs and enterprise-wide networks, mission-critical telecommunication systems, medical instrumentation and industrial/manufacturing processes. MGE's global product line includes Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), inverters, power conditioners, power distribution units, power management software, active harmonic filters, and surge suppressors that provide MGE's customers with end-to-end infrastructure solutions. With its Total Quality Management and MGE PowerServices™ programs, supported by a network of 900 service specialists in 170 centers worldwide, MGE's customers are assured of the highest-level of quality and service throughout the complete lifecycle of their installations.

With manufacturing operations in the U.S.A., France, and Asia, MGE is able to deliver the latest in innovative solutions around the globe. To learn more about MGE's power protection, conversion and distribution solutions, visit MGE's website at

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