An Authorized Service Center Providing Professional Service and Maintenance On All Emergency Lighting Inverter Systems in California and Arizona Since 1981.

Our factory-trained service technicians can repair most battery operated inverter systems on site. We provide periodic maintenance programs for all systems to fulfill Local and National Code requirements, as well as to ensure that your unit will operate properly when needed.

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INVERTER
Fourth generation IGBT-based inverter with dynamic pulse-by- pulse current limiting
and inrush protection. Short circuit and overload protected by microprocessor and
PWM integration for maximum reliability.

CONSTRUCTION
Enclosure is cold-rolled steel with powder-coated surface. Hinged doors with security
3-point Corbin 60 locking system for easy access and maintenance.

SMALL FOOTPRINT
25" (depth) x 30" (wide) 1.5 - 5kVA, or 25" (depth) x 48" (wide) 6 - 16.7kVA.

BATTERIES
Front access, maintenance-free, sealed lead calcium VRLA batteries are standard.
Significantly reduces installation and maintenance time and increases safety.

BATTERY CHARGER
Integrated 3 step with equalize, temperature controlled, 24- hour recharge for
90-minute system is standard.

CONTROL PANEL
Self-testing and self-diagnostics per NFPA and UL standards. Memory logs of over
1525 parameters contained in Test, Event and Fault Logs. Easy to read alpha-numeric
display with user- friendly keypad integrates Systems’ Meter, Alarm, Control and
Program functions.






National Fire Protection Association

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NFPA 101 - LIFE SAFETY CODE

4.6 General Requirements

4.6.12 Maintenance and Testing


4.6.12.1 Whenever or wherever any device, equipment, system, condition, arrangement, level of protection, or any other feature is required for compliance with the provisions of this Code, such device, equipment, system, condition, arrangement, level of protection, or other feature shall thereafter be continuously maintained in accordance with applicable NFPA requirements or as directed by the authority having jurisdiction.

4.6.12.2 Existing life safety features obvious to the public, if not required by the Code, shall be either maintained or removed.

4.6.12.3 Equipment requiring periodic testing or operation to ensure its maintenance shall be tested or operated as specified elsewhere in this Code or as directed by the authority having jurisdiction.

4.6.12.4 Maintenance and testing shall be under the supervision of a responsible person who shall ensure that testing and maintenance are made at specified intervals in accordance with applicable NFPA standards or as directed by the authority having jurisdiction.

7.9.2.1 Emergency illumination shall be provided for not less than 90 minutes in the event of failure of normal lighting.

7.9.3 A functional test shall be conducted on every required emergency lighting system at 30-day intervals for not less than 30 seconds. An annual test shall be conducted on every required battery-powered emergency lighting system for not less than 90 minutes. Equipment shall be fully operational for the duration of the test. Written records of visual inspections and tests shall be kept by the owner for inspection by the authority having jurisdiction.


NFPA 70 - NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE

Article 700 - Emergency Systems

700.1 Scope

The provisions of this article apply to the electrical safety of the installation, operation, and maintenance of emergency systems consisting of circuits and equipment intended to supply, distribute, and control electricity for illumination or power, or both, to required facilities when the normal electrical supply system is interrupted.Emergency systems are those systems legally required and classed as emergency by municipal, state, federal, or other codes, or by any Governmental agency having jurisdiction. These systems are intended to automatically supply illumination, power, or both, to designated areas and equipment in the event of failure of the normal supply or in the event of accident to elements of a system intended to supply, distribute, and control power and illumination essential for safety to human life.

700.4 Tests and Maintenance

(A) Conduct or Witness Test. The authority having jurisdiction shall conduct or witness a test of the complete system upon installation and periodically afterward.

(B) Tested Periodically. Systems shall be tested periodically on a schedule acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction to ensure the systems are maintained in proper operating condition.

(D) Battery Systems Maintenance. Where battery systems or unit equipments are involved, including batteries used for starting, control, or ignition in auxiliary engines, the authority having jurisdiction shall require periodic maintenance.

(D) Written Record. A written record shall be kept of such tests and maintenance.

(E) Testing Under Load. Means for testing all emergency lighting and power systems during maximum anticipated load conditions shall be provided.


Battery Code Violation

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Most End Users, Battery Suppliers, Electrical Contractors, and Facilities personnel are unaware of the difference in operation and legal requirements between Emergency Lighting Equipment and other types of battery backup systems.

Emergency Lighting systems are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed as Life Safety Equipment and therefore have very stringent requirements that must be met in their construction and performance. Equipment that is to be used for emergency lighting must be listed for this category as determined by the National Electrical Code (NEC), Article 700 and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code #101. These codes dictate the specifics as to when, where, what, and how Emergency Lighting Equipment shall be used. They also dictate that all Emergency Lighting Systems must have periodic maintenance with records kept on file of this maintenance.

Emergency Lighting Equipment listed by Underwriters Laboratories (under UL Standard #924) must meet performance testing requirements since it will be relied upon to provide a specified amount of power for 90 minutes during a power outage. The UL listing report will indicate which specific batteries the unit is to be provided with and this information is included with the system in the form of markings. If any other batteries are placed in one of these systems, it causes the UL listing to be meaningless. In this case, a Code violation occurs due to these changes.

• If this is discovered, the local Inspection Authority can shut down the building in question until corrections are made to bring the unit back into compliance.

• Whoever made, and authorized the changes can be held liable in the event of injury during a power outage.

• If a claim is filed because of an injury, the insurance company could deny any claim due to this negligent act. This would put all parties involved at great financial risk and could also result in punitive damages.

• In addition to the legal ramifications, most battery suppliers are not aware of the necessary changes/adjustments to the charger and electronics that are required when a different battery is installed.

• This could also cause premature battery failure or excess gassing and possible explosion of the hydrogen in the battery during a transfer to emergency.

• This situation doesn't give the customer a reliable system for Life Safety required in his/her building.


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In order for you to make an informed decision regarding your Emergency Lighting needs, we have included information which is very important for you to know. We have found during our 30 years in this business that many of our customers have little idea of the requirements and responsibility surrounding Emergency Lighting Life Safety Equipment.

Emergency Lighting Equipment is different from other types of backup power equipment. It is designed and tested for use in Life Safety Emergency situations. Its performance is critical to the safe evacuation and movement of people in case of a power outage and is therefore held to and tested to a higher standard than other backup power systems.

Emergency Lighting Equipment used in this country is required to be tested by an independent Underwriter's Laboratories (UL). This means that the product has been submitted for evaluation and testing in accordance with the Life Safety Emergency Lighting Standard # UL924. All aspects of the product construction, material and performance are documented in a Report, which is kept on file at UL.

Any unauthorized changes to the product whether at the factory or in the field voids the UL listing. This UL listing mark is important because the local inspection authorities rely on this to determine that an Emergency Lighting product is acceptable for installations which require this type of equipment.
The type of installation is determined by the National Electrical Code (NEC), Article 700 and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code #101. These two codes dictate the installation and maintenance requirements for this equipment. If this equipment is not installed, maintained, and serviced in accordance with these code requirements, the building owner can be cited and the building shut down until corrections are made.

Finally, if repairs are required, (including battery replacement) they should be made using the proper material as noted in the original UL listing report and they must be accomplished in a timely manner. If this is not done, the UL listing no longer applies. Failure to do so can result in the following consequences: The system may not properly fulfill its function during an emergency, thus causing injury or fatality. Additional damage to the system may result. The inspection authority may cite or fine the owner, or actually shut down the building. If an injury occurs, an Insurance company may deny claim for damages since this could be seen as negligence. The person who made the decision regarding the repair or non-repair of the Life Safety equipment could be held liable.

We hope that this information helps you to make a proper and informed decision regarding the repair and maintenance of your Emergency Lighting System.