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Title:Evaluation of Three Recent Models of UPS for Intersection Traffic Signals with LEDs
Author(s):Chitturi, Madhav V.; Benekohal, Rahim F.
Subject(s):Uninterruptible Power Supply for Intersections, UPS, Intersection Traffic Signals, LED Signal Modules, Battery Back up System for Traffic Lights, BBS.
Abstract:Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems are used to power the intersection traffic signals that have Light Emitting Diode (LED) signal modules, in case of a power failure. The objective of this study was to test the PB2000ITS UPS manufactured by US Traffic Corp., ME1000 UPS from TechPower Developments Inc and DUI 24M11 from Dimensions Unlimited Inc, and verify if they meet the Illinois DOT’s specification for UPS systems for traffic signals with LED modules. These were the most updated models furnished by the manufacturers at the time. Multiple tests with full load (approximately 700 W) were conducted at room temperature to determine charge and discharge times. For PB2000ITS the average run time was 3:31 and average recharge time was 16:25 at room temperature. For ME1000, the average discharge and recharge times were 2:32 and 42:16 respectively at room temperature. For DUI 24M11 the average discharge and recharge times were 3:57 and 18:58 respectively at room temperature. All the UPS systems meet the majority of the IDOT Specification requirements, but had some minor shortcomings.
Issue Date:2005-07
Series/Report:FHWA-IL/UI-TOL-16
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/46018
ISSN:0917-9191
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:The Illinois Department of Transportation
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-14


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