Booyco IS UPS Uses Alternative Technology

The use of alternative battery technology applied by Booyco Electronics has resulted in an intrinsically safe (IS) uninterruptable power supply (UPS) which offers reliable performance under even the harshest operating conditions.

Anton Lourens, managing director of Booyco Electronics, says that it is crucial for mines and other organisations to have IS UPS systems in place, especially with the uncertainly of power supply in southern Africa. The Booyco IS UPS is locally manufactured under stringent quality management systems and meets all the statutory regulations pertaining to intrinsically safe equipment.

While there are many UPS systems available on the market, few of these are intrinsically safe and suitable for underground use. Booyco Electronics identified the need for such a UPS and Lourens says that it is a natural extension of the company’s IS high current power supply range of equipment.

“Use was made of alternative technologies and these were combined to provide what we believe is a unique solution for underground applications,” Lourens said. “We specifically chose not to place our UPS in an explosion proof enclosure nor to use sand as additional layers of protection. This application required its own solution and not simply a modification on a conventional UPS.

The Booyco IS UPS is able to deliver 2 AMP at 12 Volt for extended periods of time, and to cater for individual application requirements the units can be supplied in multiple outputs. The various models available deliver power to 60 Amp per hour. This IS UPS is suitable for a myriad of critical applications including maintaining communications systems and fire detection systems.

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