The VIX Series UPS Systems are high value systems for entry level power protection.
The VI in VIX means Voltage Independent meaning the unit provides a degree of Automatic Voltage Regulation or AVR. The benefit of this is that it allows a greater input voltage swing before the unit reverts to battery operation. This increases battery life and increases uptime by preventing needless discharges.
The X in VIX means that the units are non-sine. We call them square wave, but others call them pseudo-sinewave, modified sine-wave, stepped sine-wave etc. A sine wave power supply is like you get from your normal mains supply. Electronically, a square wave is a lot easier produced and this reduces the cost of these systems when comparing to other technologies. However, this means that the VIX series should only be used for computer type power supplies.
For historical reasons we have 3 model groups, the 1000 series, the 2000 series and the 3000 series, and ironically came in the order 2,3,1.
The VIX2150 (2000 series) is housed in a steel enclosure making it more of an industrial grade unit but still suitable for use in an office. Communications is via a USB port, and is basic dry contact only. This means it can only communicate events to a host computer. Note the VIX2000 will be phased out early in 2018.
The VIX3000 series contains our smallest system, the VIX3065 ideal for EPOS terminals and similar systems. This has full serial communications via USB. This means the unit can communicate additional information such as load levels, battery voltage etc., to the host computer. The VIX3000 is also available in 1KVA and 2KVA models – the VIX3100 and VIX3200. Both these models have comprehensive LCD display.
The VIX1000 series UPS Systems are available in 1, 1.5, 2 & 3KVA models. These models are mainly intended for reseller and OEM channels.
All the VIX series products are quiet in operation except for obvious audible alarms. Higher powered (1.5KVA and above) units do contain fans, but these are only active when the unit is in an abnormal mode eg buck, boost or on battery.
Applications for VIX Series UPS Systems.
Any application that uses Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS). Examples are EPOS, Modems, Routers, PCs etc. Don’t use them on devices that have motors or transformers, as this may cause improper operation of the load and the UPS. However please note that some motor load systems such as door applications appear to work without issue with the VIX series.