[ENG] ERA PLUS 600-900-1100 v.1.1
Uninterruptible Power Supply
ERA PLUS 600
ERA PLUS 900
ERA PLUS 1.100
User’s manual
Index
Safety Warnings ................................................................................ 2
1 Introduction ................................................................................. 3
2 General Characteristics ................................................................... 4
3 Receipt and site selection ................................................................ 4
4 EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION .................................................................. 5
4.1
4.2
Front Panel ............................................................................. 5
Rear Side................................................................................ 6
5 Electrical Installation and First Start Up ............................................... 7
6 Functioning ................................................................................. 8
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
Normal Mode ........................................................................... 8
Battery Mode ........................................................................... 8
Low Battery and Automatic Restart ................................................. 8
Load Control............................................................................ 9
Fault Condition ........................................................................ 9
7 Communication Interface ................................................................. 9
8 Technical Characteristics ................................................................ 10
9 Maintenance ............................................................................... 11
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
UPS Cleaning ......................................................................... 11
Battery ................................................................................ 11
Battery Replacement ............................................................... 11
Operator Safety ...................................................................... 12
10 Troubleshooting ........................................................................... 12
Conformity to the European Directives ................................................... 14
Product Disposal ............................................................................... 14
Lead Batteries ................................................................................. 14
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Edition: September 2015 – version: 1.1
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Safety Warnings
Read this manual carefully and completely before installing and using the TECNOWARE ERA
PLUS Uninterruptible Power Supply, which, from here after, will also be referred to as UPS.
This manual should be kept close to the UPS and read before the UPS is installed and used.
The UPS must be used only by properly trained personnel. To ensure correct and safe
operations, it is necessary that operators and maintenance personnel observe the general
safety Standards as well as the specific instructions included in this manual.
Risk of electric shock: do not remove the cover. The UPS contains internal parts, which are at a
high Voltage and are potentially dangerous, capable of causing injury or death by electric
shock.
There are no internal parts in the UPS, which are user serviceable. Any repair or maintenance
work must be performed exclusively by qualified technical personnel authorized by
TECNOWARE. TECNOWARE declines any responsibility if this warning is disregarded.
Warning to the technical personnel authorized for Service: since internal components are
connected to the batteries, they will remain powered, and therefore dangerous, even after the
UPS has been disconnected from AC power mains. Before any repair or maintenance work,
disconnect the batteries, by removing the positive cable (red colour) from the positive pole of
the battery.
It is compulsory to ground the UPS according to Safety Standards. The AC mains power supply
socket used to power the UPS must have an earth connection.
In the event of AC main power supply failure (when the UPS works in Battery mode), do not
unplug the power supply cable to the UPS to ensure earth continuity to the connected loads.
Since the AC mains power supply cable acts as a separation device, the AC mains power socket
used to supply the UPS and/or the rear side of the UPS must be accessible to easily disconnect
the cable in case of dangerous conditions.
Risk of electric shock at the Output lines when the UPS is ON.
Risk of electric shock at the Output lines while the unit is connected to the AC utility line.
Do not obstruct ventilation slots or holes and do not rest any object on top of the UPS.
Do not insert objects or pour liquids in the ventilation holes.
Install the UPS indoors, in a protected, clean and moisture-free environment.
Do not expose to the direct sun light.
Do not keep liquids, flammable gases or corrosive substances near the UPS.
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1 Introduction
ERA PLUS is a Line Interactive UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) specifically designed to protect your computer
from any type of irregularities in the AC line (such as black-outs, under or over voltages, micro-interruptions),
which often cause damage to your Hardware and Software.
Under normal AC line condition, ERA PLUS performs output voltage regulation and filters frequently occurring
electrical disturbances (such as transients, spikes, interferences, etc.), thus protecting all devices connected to
the outlets, and recharging the batteries in an ideal way. In case of anomaly to the AC line, the UPS continues
feeding the protected equipment.
ERA PLUS is equipped with an USB interface which can be used to notify a power failure or a low battery condition
directly to a computer: this makes it possible to automatically save your data during an extended black-out with
the most widespread operating systems (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc.).
Read this manual carefully before using the ERA PLUS; it includes important safety
warnings and useful advices for correct use and installation.
This manual is a guide that enables you to correctly install and use your ERA PLUS. This
manual includes important SAFETY instructions for the operator, for the UPS correct
installation, and gives useful advice on the product and battery maintenance. For any
type of problem, please refer to this manual before calling the customer service.
ERA PLUS is constantly being developed and improved: consequently, your unit may differ somewhat from the
description contained in this manual.
This manual includes the following models:
• ERA PLUS 600 (600 VA)
• ERA PLUS 900 (900 VA)
• ERA PLUS 1.100 (1.100 VA)
In this manual ERA PLUS will simply be referred to as UPS.
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2 General Characteristics
ERA PLUS has all the advanced features, which guarantee maximum reliability and safety:
•
All functions are controlled by a microprocessor, giving full guarantee of high reliability.
•
Output Voltage regulation through AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation).
•
Overload protection both in normal mode and in battery mode.
•
High performance battery charger, which extends the battery medium life ensuring an optimal recharge.
•
Start up even if the electrical network is not available.
•
Automatic restart after an automatic shut down due to a low battery condition once the AC utility power
returns.
•
Adapts automatically to 50 or 60 Hz input frequency.
•
Acoustic signals of various kinds indicating functioning modes and alarm/fault condition.
•
Communication with the computer through USB interface.
•
High efficiency
•
Maximum reliability
•
Smart design and easy to use
3 Receipt and site selection
Carefully remove the UPS from its packaging, and carry out a meticulous inspection. We recommend keeping the
original packaging in a secure place, in case you need to send the UPS for maintenance purposes. In case of
transport damage, notify the carrier and dealer immediately.
We recommend paying attention to the below points in order to choose a correct placement for your UPS:
•
The UPS is designed to operate in a protected environment (e.g. offices). We therefore recommend
installing it in a place with very little or no humidity, dust or smoke.
•
In all circumstances, see the “Technical Characteristics” chapter for environmental specifications and
check that the selected area meets these specifications.
•
During normal operation the UPS discharges a minimal amount of heat. So it is necessary to leave at least
20 cm of unobstructed space all around the UPS in order to keep it properly ventilated.
•
Do not obstruct ventilation holes.
•
Do not insert objects or pour liquids in the ventilation holes.
•
Do not rest any object on top of the UPS.
•
Do not keep liquids, flammable gases or corrosive substances near the unit.
•
Install the UPS on a properly tiled floor. Avoid the installation on a floor that is not tiled flat.
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4 EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION
4.1
Front Panel
The front panel informs the user about operating status, alarm conditions and measurements. Front panel shown
below consists of two parts:
1.
The ON/OFF button: enables the user to turn ON/OFF the UPS.
2.
The LINE/BATTERY led: this led (blue color) is always on during the functioning in Normal Mode, it flashes
one time every 4 seconds in Battery mode and it flashes one time every second in Low Battery condition.
2
1
Figure 1 – Front panel
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4.2
Rear Side
4
2
1
3
5
Figure 2 – Rear Side
1.
AC Input cable: to connect the UPS to the AC utility line.
2.
Input fuse: electrical specification: max current 5 A, voltage 250 V.
3.
Grounded UPS Output receptacles: Schuko/Italian type, black colour, to supply critical loads.
4.
Computer Interface (USB connector): it is the communication USB port. (Only for UPS ERA Plus 1.100)
In case of anomaly to the AC line (black-out), the UPS Output receptacles (black colour,
#3) continue supplying the correct power to all connected equipment.
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Electrical Installation and First Start Up
We advise you to follow the steps below explained for greater safety:
1.
Switch off all the devices (Personal Computer or other electronic devices) that need to be supplied by the
UPS.
2.
Connect the UPS Input socket to the AC line outlet. It is mandatory to ground the AC line outlet according
to the Safety Standards. Carefully check the grounding, make sure that the utility power is available, and
that its range falls within the UPS specifications (refer to the “Specifications” chapter).
3.
Press the ON/OFF button on the front panel: the UPS emits a brief acoustic signal, turns the led display on,
and performs a functioning SELF-TEST. After some seconds the UPS starts to work in Normal mode. Leave
the UPS in Normal mode for at least 4 hours in order to completely recharge the batteries.
4.
Switch the UPS off (by pressing again the ON/OFF button).
5.
Connect the devices to be supplied to the UPS outputs. Be sure all the devices have the main switch in ON
position.
6.
Turn on the UPS again. Check that it starts working correctly and it doesn’t signal any sort of anomaly.
Moreover be sure that all the devices connected to the UPS outputs are working correctly.
7.
Simulate a black-out by removing the AC Input line. The UPS starts working in Battery mode: the UPS emits a
brief acoustic signal every 10 seconds.
8.
Be sure that all the devices connected to the UPS outputs are working correctly and the UPS doesn’t signal
any sort of anomaly.
9.
Restore the AC Input line: after few seconds the UPS turns back in Normal mode.
Before using ERA PLUS normally, leave it in Normal mode in order to charge the batteries completely as specified
at point 3. The batteries reach the 90% of their capacity after about 4 hours of recharge.
It is compulsory to ground/earth the UPS according to the Safety Standards.
Risk of electric shock at the Output lines if the UPS is ON, even when the UPS is not
connected to AC utility line.
Risk of electric shock at the Output lines while the unit is connected to the AC utility
line.
Risk of electric shock: do not remove the cover. The UPS contains internal parts, which
are at a high Voltage and are potentially dangerous, capable of causing injury or death
by electric shock.
There are no internal parts in the UPS that are user serviceable. Any repair or
maintenance work must be performed exclusively by qualified technical personnel
authorized by TECNOWARE. TECNOWARE declines any responsibility if this warning is
disregarded.
Disregard for these warnings may lead to a risk of electric shock to operators.
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6 Functioning
6.1
Normal Mode
The UPS typically works in Normal mode: Input mains power is available and its amplitude is within specifications.
In Normal mode the LINE/BATTERY led is always on.
During Normal mode, the UPS recharges the batteries and keeps them in an optimal charging voltage.
6.2
Battery Mode
The UPS automatically runs in Battery mode if the AC Input Line voltage amplitude gets out of security limits (in
case of a black-out or over-voltage/low-voltage): in this case, the UPS supplies the required output power by its
internal battery and by the Inverter block.
The UPS automatically returns in Normal mode a few seconds after the AC Input Line is recovered.
In Battery mode the UPS emits an acoustic alarm signal every 10 seconds and simultaneously the LINE/BATTERY
led flashes.
6.3
Low Battery and Automatic Restart
In Battery mode, ERA PLUS indicates the Low Battery condition whenever the battery reaches a charge level
allowing connected devices to operate for approximately one more minute.
During Low Battery condition the UPS emits an acoustic alarm signal every second and simultaneously the
LINE/BATTERY led flashes.
If AC Input does not come back on within few minutes, the UPS shuts-down automatically thus preventing the
batteries from discharging excessively; the UPS stops supplying Output power, deactivates control panel indication
and goes to a waiting state. Once AC Input comes back on, the UPS restarts automatically and after some seconds
it goes back to work in Normal mode.
After a complete discharge, the UPS needs 4 hours to recharge completely the batteries. The UPS recharges
batteries automatically if it works in Normal mode or if it is off and connected to the AC Input Line.
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6.4
Load Control
When the Output load is higher than nominal value the UPS warns of Overload condition by emitting a continuous
acoustic alarm.
The UPS warns of an Overload less than 110% by acoustic alarm.
An Overload between 110% and 130% is accepted for about 30 seconds and after UPS switches automatically off.
The UPS switches immediately off if the Overload is higher than than 130%.
Once the requested power is back within range, the UPS switches automatically to the Normal mode.
Make sure that the UPS never indicates Overload condition.
Do not connect a load greater than rated value to the UPS (see POWER specifications in
the chapter “Technical Characteristics”), as this may damage the unit. In this case the
warranty is void.
6.5
Fault Condition
The UPS indicates the Fault condition by emitting a continuous acoustic alarm.
During Fault condition, the UPS doesn’t supply Output power and so all the supplied devices are switched off.
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Communication Interface
The UPS is factory-equipped with USB Communication Interface (only ERA Plus 1.100). On the UPS rear side
there is the connector of the USB Interface.
The USB signals are all isolated through photo-couplers from the dangerous voltages that are present inside
the UPS.
Connecting to the Web site www.tecnoware.com, it is possible to download, free of charge, the update UPS
management Software TecnoManager, compatible with the most popular Operative Systems.
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Technical Characteristics
UPS ERA PLUS Model
Power
600
900
1.100
600 VA (420 W)
900 VA (630 W)
1100 VA (770 W)
Technology
Line Interactive with Stabilizer
Nominal Input Voltage
Single-phase 230 Vac
Input Voltage Range
+20% / -25%
Input/Output Frequency
50/60 Hz (automatic selection)
Input Frequency Range
+/- 5%
Nominal Output Voltage
Single-phase 230 Vac
Output Voltage Regulation
(Normal mode)
Through AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation)
Output Voltage Regulation
(Battery mode)
+/- 5%
Output Inverter Waveform
Modified Sinewave
Accepted Overload
< 130%
Certifications
CE
Standards: CEI EN 62040-1: 2009 (Low Voltage Directive) –
CEI EN 62040-2: 2006 (EMC Directive)
Battery Type
Lead acid, sealed, free maintenance
Number of batteries
1
Nominal Battery Voltage
Battery Specifications
12 Vdc
12 Vdc – 4,5 Ah – 6 cells
Backup Time (typical)
10 min
Battery Charge Time (typical)
4 hours
Audible Noise (at 1 meter)
< 40 dBA
Cooling
Natural
Environmental Operative Specification
12 Vdc – 7,2 Ah – 6 cells
Temperature: 0-40 °C - Humidity 0-95% (without condensation)
Altitude: max 3.000 mt
Computer Interface
-
1 USB port
UPS Management Software
-
Software TecnoManager,
downloadable free of
charge from
www.tecnoware.com
Output sockets
2 UPS Output sockets (Schuko/Italian type)
Dimension (W x H x D)
Net Weight
10,1 x 14,2 x 27,9 cm
3.5 Kg
3.7 Kg
4,5 Kg
Technical data may change without prior notice
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Maintenance
9.1
UPS Cleaning
Before starting any cleaning operation, be sure that:
1. The AC Input Voltage for the UPS has been removed.
2. The UPS is OFF.
Use only a cloth dampened with water to clean the unit.
If UPS works in an environmental unusually dusty or dirty, remove the dirty from the ventilation holes.
Before restarting the UPS be sure it is completely dry. If any liquid gets inside the UPS, do not start the unit and
contact Technical Service immediately.
9.2
Battery
If the UPS is NOT going to be used for a long period of time, ensure that the batteries are left fully charged.
If the UPS has not been used for more than three months, go through the “First Start Up” procedure described in
the chapter 5 before using it again.
Please keep in mind that the batteries must be recharged at least once a month. Take in mind that batteries are
recharged automatically if the UPS works in Normal mode or if the UPS is off and connected to the AC Input Line.
Battery life strongly depends on the ambient temperature. There are also other factors like the number of chargedischarge cycles, the discharge depth, humidity and altitude.
The recommended environmental specifications for a correct use of batteries are listed in the “Technical
Specifications” section.
9.3
Battery Replacement
Battery replacement must be performed exclusively by qualified and authorized technical personnel. We advise
you to follow the steps below explained for greater safety:
1.
Turn the UPS off and disconnect the AC Input Line for the UPS.
2.
Unscrew the 4 screws on the UPS bottom side. Remove the case cover and so you can access to the battery
location.
3.
Disconnect the battery wires and gently extract the battery from the case.
4.
The new battery must be exactly the same type as the original one.
5.
Put inside the new battery and connect it as the original one.
6.
Reassemble the case cover.
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Battery replacement must be performed exclusively by qualified technical personnel
authorized by TECNOWARE. TECNOWARE declines any responsibility if this warning is
disregarded.
When replacing batteries, replace with the same type and number.
CAUTION: A battery can present a risk of electrical shock and high short circuit current.
The following precautions should be observed when working on batteries:
a) Remove watches, rings or other metal objects;
b) Use tools with insulated handles;
c) Wear rubber gloves and boots;
d) Do not lay tools or metal parts on top of batteries;
e) Disconnect the charging source prior to connecting or disconnecting battery
terminals;
f)
Determine if battery is inadvertently grounded. If inadvertently grounded, remove
source from ground.
CAUTION: Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. The batteries may explode.
CAUTION: Do not open or mutilate batteries. Released electrolyte is harmful to the skin
and eyes. It may be toxic.
9.4
Operator Safety
Whenever the UPS is not responding anymore to original characteristics, the UPS must be made non-operative and
every usage not authorised must be avoided. After it will be necessary to refer to qualified technical personnel.
Original safety characteristics might not be if, for example, the UPS has visible damage or irregular operation.
10 Troubleshooting
Alarms and problems you may encounter during operating the UPS are given in the table below. Apply
the suggestions corresponding to each anomaly as described into the table.
If your anomaly is excluded or the suggested actions do not solve your problem, consult the Technical Service.
Please give the following information to the Technical Service:
Model and serial number of the UPS, which can be found on the nameplate on the rear of the UPS.
Description of anomaly.
Risk of electric shock: do not remove the cover. The UPS contains internal parts that are
at a high Voltage and are potentially dangerous, capable of causing injury or death by
electric shock.
There are no internal parts in the UPS that are user serviceable. Any repair or
maintenance work must be performed exclusively by qualified technical personnel
authorized by TECNOWARE.
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TECNOWARE declines any responsibility if this warning is disregarded.
Warning to the technical personnel authorized for service: since internal components
are connected to the batteries, they will remain powered, and therefore dangerous,
even after the UPS has been disconnected from AC power mains. Before any repair or
maintenance work, disconnect the batteries, by removing the positive cable (red colour)
from the positive pole of the battery.
ANOMALY
The UPS does not
turn on
POSSIBLE CAUSE
ACTION TO SOLVE
ON/OFF button
Press the ON/OFF button and check that is pushed.
Batteries are flat
Recharge the batteries for at least 4 hours.
Electronic board failure
Refer to Technical Service.
Input mains power cable Check the input mains power cable.
is disconnected.
Check the presence of the electrical mains.
The UPS always
function on
Battery mode
Battery Autonomy
is too short
Input mains fuse is burnt Replace the fuse with another of the same type.
Black-out conditions /
surge/ Over-Voltage or
Low-Voltage
Wait until the AC Input Line returns to normal conditions.
Electronic board failure
Refer to Technical Service.
Battery is not fully
charged.
Recharge the battery for at least 6 hours.
Electronic board failure
Refer to Technical Service.
“OVERLOAD” alarm “OVERLOAD” condition
Disconnect all devices that cause the overload condition.
Check if UPS is in OVERLOAD condition.
“FAULT” alarm
“FAULT” condition
Refer to Technical Service.
The UPS does not
communicate with
the Computer
The UPS Management
Software sends a
communication error
Check that the USB (or RS232) cable is correctly connected
between the UPS and the Computer.
The Software is not
correctly installed
Install correctly the specific Software for your Computer’s
Operative System.
If the described anomalies should continue despite the advised troubleshooting, or should they
manifest in any other form, please contact:
TECNOWARE SERVICE
www.tecnoware.com
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Conformity to the European Directives
TECNOWARE S.r.l. confirms that ERA PLUS models comply with the requirements set out in: the Low Voltage Directive (Safety)
2014/35/EC and following amendments, the EMC (Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) Directive 2014/30/EC and following
amendments.
The following standards were applied:
Low Voltage Directive (Safety): CEI EN 62040-1: 2009
EMC Directive (Electro-Magnetic Compatibility): CEI EN 62040-2: 2006
WARNING - This is a category C2 UPS product. In a residential environmental, this product may cause radio interference, in
which case the user may be required to take additional measures.
Product Disposal
UPS ERA PLUS cannot be disposed as an urban waste, but must be treated as a separate waste. Any
violation is indictable with financial sanctions as per in force regulations.
An incorrect waste disposal or an improper use of the same or of any parts can be damaging for the
environment and for human health.
A correct waste disposal of products having the dustbin symbol marked by a cross help to avoid
negative consequences to the environment and to human health.
Lead Batteries
ERA PLUS models contain lead acid, sealed, maintenance free batteries.
The batteries cannot be disposed as an urban waste, but must be treated in conformity with
2006/66/CE European Directive; any violation is indictable with financial sanctions as established into
2006/66/CE European Directive.
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