Understanding the Medi-Product's Model Number System
SAC121OT. MD4480MS. SHCS3140M.
These alphanumeric codes may appear on your purchase order or on your system. But what do they mean? Where can you find it?
First, if you already own a system you can find your system’s model number and serial number by looking for the sticker that is attached to the top left side of the cabinet.
If you haven’t yet purchased a system, or are just curious as to it means for the unit(s) you currently own...lets explore.
A system’s model number reveals everything you need to know its capabilities. Knowledge of how to understand our model numbers is a terrific way to familiarize yourself with your unit’s:
- Power Output
- What They Represent
- How to Read Them
- How They Change as You Customize Your System
Let’s begin with the first to letters of your unit. These represent the “Product Code.”
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Listed below are the product codes and which specific models they are associated with:
SSA — Silent Sentry Standalone System
SSH — Silent Sentry Hardwire
M or MD — Mobile System
For clients who choose to deploy backup power for cold storage appliances, models with those considerations in mind are labeled with a “CS” suffix—for “Cold Storage”:
SHCS = Silent Sentry Hardwire for Medical Cold Storage
SACS = Silent Sentry Standalone Unit for Medical Cold Storage
Power Output Code
Next, what the numbers in the middle represent. The Power Output code is the most critical piece of information present. It represents the power output and storage capacity of your system—its overall performance.
The first 2 numbers indicate the wattage rating of the system’s included power inverter.
For example, the model number of a system outfitted with a 1200-watt inverter would begin with a “12”—a 2000-watt with “20”, etc.
The last 2 numbers are representative of your system’s storage capacity.
This is expressed as the number of batteries present in your system. As the storage capacity of the system increases, the number of batteries also increases. Therefore the number expressed in the power output code also increases.
Simply put, battery backup system with 1 battery inside of its cabinet will have its power output code end in a “10”, 2 batteries would be represented by a “20” and so on.
So, lets take what we've learned so far an apply it so some systems.
For example, a 1200-watt Mobile system with 2 total batteries would be called an “MD1220”.
Meanwhile, a 4400-watt Standalone system with 6 total batteries would be a “SSH4460”. Easy.
The second set of letters on your model indicates the controller or LCD display that is on your systems. over the years we have refreshed our system’s designs to improve the end user experience. Accordingly, the controllers and displays used have changed as well.
As such, the display codes that may be found at the end of your model number are:
- "M" Series Displays
- "T" Series Displays
- "V" Series Displays
So as another example, two units, an SSA2030M and an SSA2030V are both:
- Standalone Units- SSA
- With 2000 Watt Inverters- 20
- Have 3 batteries worth of storage-30
As result, they have identical performance and capabilities, but different controllers.
Pure Sinewave Code
Finally, we come to the last part of the product code. Only systems sized for pure sinewave will have this last extra designation.
If the system(s) you currently have or plan on ordering has a pure sinewave inverter, it will have an “S” at the end of its model number.
For example, an SSH3140M is a hardwired system with a 3100-watt inverter and utilizes 4 batteries for storage.
By comparison, a SSH4040MS is a hardwired system with a 4000-watt inverter that also utilizes 4 batteries for storage. But the “s” at the end lets us know that the 4000-watt inverter is a pure sinewave inverter.