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UPS Battery Expansion for More Reliable RTUs...

Your remote monitoring system must have adequate battery backup. After all, your remote monitoring should always be the last thing at any remote site to fail. You might be thinking, "But I have battery plant at my remote sites." Whether that's true or not, you really need to have a dedicated UPS battery just for your alarm remote to make sure that it can continue running no matter what happens to your site power.Of course, you may already know that one DPS RTU, the NetDog 82 BW, already has a built-in UPS battery. The trouble used to be that the NetDog didn't always have the right capacities and feature set for every network. What was needed was a simple, 1 RU unit that contains batteries and could power any DPS RTU that you plugged into it.


Introducing the UPS Expansion...
That's exactly what's been created. The UPS Expansion is an RTU accessory that you can use with any DPS RTU you like. With this device, your monitoring system will no longer rely on commercial power or battery plants - this means superior visibility, no matter the power situation at your sites. Whether you need the full-featured NetGuardian 832A or something smaller like the NetGuardian 216 G3, your options are wide open.

Compatible RTUs include...

No matter which RTU you decide to use, you'll get plenty of run-time from the UPS batteries. Testing with a NetGuardian 216 G3 and a wireless modem yielded over 3 days of battery life. Now, regardless of the RTU you need, you know that it will remain powered when you need it most. Combining the UPS expansion with a wireless modem provides an alternate reporting path to go with an independent power supply - giving you the most reliable monitoring system possible.

UPS Expansion App Drawing
The UPS Expansion adds a reliable and indepdent power source for your RTUs. Even during power outages, your remote monitoring system will still be operational.

Features of the UPS Expansion:

  • Compatible with any DPS RTU
  • Can be used in conjunction with a wireless modem for an independent and reliable monitoring system
  • Optional Dual -48 VDC power inputs
  • Low power indicator
  • Works with +12 VDC devices

Other Ways to Improve Reliability in Your Network...

  • Propane/Diesel Tank Monitoring - Monitoring your propane tanks can save you the hassle of running out of fuel. Depending on your propane tanks, a floating sensor may be all you need for low fuel alerts. However, if propane is your main fuel source, you'll likely need a more advanced analog sensor that can track usage rates. Both types of propane tank sensors allow you to order more propane for you tank before it runs out.
  • Generator Monitoring - Generators are a critical part of any robust telecom network. Generators are commonly the third line of a defense against power outages (behind commercial power and battery plants). The last thing you need is the disaster of your generators failing when you lose your primary sources of power to a site. Adding simple on/off monitoring to a generator helps you avoid preventable outages and keeps your network online.

Learn More About Superior Network Reliability...
As always, if you like what you're seeing, but there's one thing or a specific feature in particular that you know you're going to need, contact DPS. Engineering is in-house for exactly that reason: to make the little changes that you need to make the product a perfect fit for your environment.

For more information about the UPS Expansion for DPS alarm remotes or improving the reliability of your network.

  • Call DPS at 1-800-693-0351
  • Email sales@dpstele.com
  • Submit an information request to Mac Smith using the form below