The Q-OPS (1 to 3kVA) is an efficient, protected UPQ power supply with backup power for semaphore traffic signal box installations. Q-OPS is a double-conversion on-line Uninterruptible Power Supply with five stages of isolation and filtering to provide the high-quality power required by high-tech equipment.
High-Resolution Sine-Wave Output
Unlike many other small UPS systems, the Q-Series uses pulse-width modulation technology to create high-resolution sine-wave AC power output. This makes the UPQ more efficient, and provides the best quality power to the load.
Q-OPS Expandable Backup Time
The Q-Series includes internal batteries capable of providing about five (5) minutes backup time at 100% load. It also includes a battery connector that allows the connection of external battery modules for extended battery backup.
The Q-Series can be connected to a UPQnet-agent remote monitoring system.
The Q-TC Series has been built to withstand the harshest climates and changes in the environment. Internal cooling fans are contained within the Q-TC system, allowing safe operation in conditions from -40º to 74º C. Batteries, however, can only withstand temperatures ranging from -20º to 40º C. Heat pads can be added to extend the range of low temperature tolerance for the batteries. Temperature sensors are available through the UPQnet-agent III for additional internal and external sensor points.
Bypass Box (optional)
Using the Bypass Box provided with the Q-OPS module, the User may manually change the source of input power. Using the Bypass Box, the User may:
- bypass the load (traffic signal) to utility power, or
- use an external portable / mobile source to power the load (directly or via the Q-TOPS)
When the Bypass Box is used to divert power away from the Q-TOPS system, the User may remove the Q-TOPS module without disruption of power to the load (traffic signal) regardless of the input power source (AC utility, portable, mobile, or other).
Multiple Outputs for Traffic Controller Functions
The Q-OPS has two AC outputs, plus an additional utility tap. One output is routed via a Bypass Box and the other is located on the back of the Q-TC system. The utility TPT (temporary power tap) is provided via a NEMA 5-15 outlet for additional equipment connection. A terminal block is also available for direct wired connection.