IRWINDALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Falcon Electric, Inc. (, an award-winning supplier of power protection and conversion solutions, has just added another commendation to its list of industry accolades: Finalist of Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine's coveted "A Perfect 10" award for the ED Series™ Rackmount Frequency and Phase Converters. CSE's judges were impressed by the products' unique ability to accept a three-phase source and converting it to clean single-phase power -- eliminating phase imbalance problems. In addition, the judges also considered how the compact ED Series features a true double-conversion design with frequency conversion, precision output regulation and full power conditioning. For the competition, CSE will present the ED Series in its annual "Specifiers Guide" as readers vote to place products in the Gold, Silver or Bronze categories. The product with the most votes will receive the honor of 2007's "Most Valuable Product."

About the ED Series™

Phase imbalance is a continual problem when single-phase equipment with various current ratings are connected to individual phases of a three-phase source -- often causing problems for other three-phase equipment connected to the same system. Phase imbalance can result in high or excessive third order harmonics, nuisance tripping of circuit breakers and destructive over-heating. The ED Series Frequency and Phase Converters ( solve this problem by connecting to a 200/115Vac, 400Hz three-phase input source. The three-phase power is isolated and converted to DC, regulated and fed into an inverter. It then creates a low impedance 120Vac, 50/60/400Hz single-phase output, with +/-3% regulation. Compact and lightweight, the innovative converters fit easily into a 19-inch rack or portable racking systems. The 1.5, 2 and 2.4kVA models weigh only 45 lbs. Additionally, the 2U rackmount units offer double-conversion design, frequency conversion and optional battery backup, making the ED Series an ideal solution for a number of challenging power problems.

CSE Product of the Year

Launched in 2005 by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine, the CSE "A Perfect 10" awards program was designed to identify the best new products for engineered building systems. Now in its third year, the competition has proved an enormous success -- and an effective means of identifying best products that have been developed in the preceding year.

How It Works

Every spring, CSE's staff convenes a panel of judges, comprised of consulting engineers from various disciplines and other industry experts, to finalize entrants for the "Product of the Year" competition. With so many entries, this initial step is necessary to narrow the list of finalists for which CSE readers will vote. Finalists are determined in the following categories:

--  Power Generation
--  Electrical Distribution
--  Building Automation and Controls
--  HVAC
--  Plumbing
--  Fire Protection
--  Communications/Security
--  Motors, Starters & Drives
--  Lighting
The "Product of the Year" finalists are publicly announced in June, and readers are given time to vote for these contestants online at Once the votes are tallied, the results determine an overall grand winner -- as well as Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in each of the categories. The results will be published in CSE's November issue.

The competition will begin in the next few weeks at For more information on Falcon Electric's innovative power quality and conversion solutions, please call 800-842-6940 or visit the Web site at:

About Falcon Electric:

Headquartered in Irwindale, Calif., Falcon Electric, Inc. is a leading supplier of award-winning power protection and conversion solutions. For almost two decades, Falcon has been dedicated to offering the latest in technology, superior engineering standards, and unmatched technical support and customized solutions. Falcon manufactures power systems that meet the exacting standards of the government, financial, telecom, computer, automation and other industries that demand the highest product reliability to meet their critical power needs. For more information about Falcon Electric and its innovative products, visit

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