The Helix family of redundant power systems and components is engineered for ensured reliability in mission-critical access control or security applications requiring redundant backup power. New to the product family is Helix ATS, a rack-mount Power Distribution Unit (PDU) and Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS). Dual AC inputs and eight AC outputs using standard C13 computer-style connectors provide AC redundancy for uninterrupted power. If one AC source is compromised, the ATS will switch to the backup AC source.
Helix ATS is configured in a 1U rack height with rear panel AC connections and front panel network, sensor and input connections. The Helix ATS front panel LED display indicates total AC current draw and is fully network managed for instant trouble notification via email/SNMP or through LifeSafety Power’s MSM Enterprise. Using an embedded browser interface, Helix ATS monitors AC input voltages as well as voltage and current of each output. Upper and lower threshold limits can be set for each output, alerting to potential problems with a powered device before a failure occurs. Each output can also be remotely reset through the browser interface, allowing the user to power cycle a connected device without needing to be physically onsite.