Eaton's New Ellipse ECO UPS Provides Substantial Energy Savings



Eaton has launched a new version of its best-selling compact Ellipse ASR UPS designed for office equipment power protection. The new Ellipse ECO has an EcoControl function which delivers energy savings of up to 25 per cent compared to previous generation products. This is achieved through EcoControl's ability to automatically disable peripherals when the master device is turned off. The Ellipse ECO provides compact power protection for various business-related electronic equipment such as PCs, workstations, telephone equipment and point-of-sale terminals. Like its predecessor, the Ellipse ECO features off-line topology and protects office applications against the most common power interruptions, such as power failure, sags and surges. "Having been on the market for more than ten years, with millions of units sold in EMEA, the Ellipse has become one of the most important and best-selling products in the UPS industry", says Christophe Jammes, product manager at Eaton's Power Quality Division, EMEA. "With the new, improved model and its EcoControl function, we can now offer substantial energy savings of up to 25 per cent. This brings clear added value and savings for our customers." Available for UPS's with USB connectivity, the EcoControl function is activated and configured using the included power management software. The UPS is equipped with one master outlet for a desktop PC and either one or two EcoControl outlets for non-critical peripherals. Customers will also benefit from the Ellipse ECO's advanced surge protection, a feature unique to Eaton products. "Customers expect two things from a UPS: battery backup and power protection. In addition to backup, the Ellipse ECO provides high-performance protection against damaging surges, whether the source is atmospheric or industrial" Jammes says. "The Ellipse ECO is also a highly reliable UPS, a fact confirmed by its compliance with IEC 61643-1, the international standard for surge protective device safety and performance." The extra-flat design of the Ellipse ECO allows for multiple uses. It has a wide range of mounting options, including vertical box format for installation under a desk, a horizontal desktop stand for under-monitor use as well as the possibility for rack or wall mounting with optional installation kits. As with previous models, the Ellipse ECO's compact size means that it can be easily installed in environments with limited space. There are five power ratings available: 500, 650, 800, 1200 and 1600 VAs. The 500, 650 and 800 models have four outlets - three with surge protection and battery backup, and one with surge protection; the 1200 and 1600 models offer four outlets with both surge protection and battery backup, and four with surge protection. The UPS is available with French (FR), Schuko (DIN) or IEC standard outlets. The Ellipse ECO is compatible with all common personal computer operating systems, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The latest power management software updates can be downloaded from Eaton's website. About Eaton Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, and monitoring products and services. Eaton's global electrical product series, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® provide customer-driven PowerChain™ solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, public sector, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical, alternative energy and and OEM markets worldwide. Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit