Lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion) are more normally found in portable electronic devices but APC has just released some uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) using the technology.
Li-ion batteries have much improved specifications when compared to traditional lead-acid batteries found in most UPSs. These will allow for better performance at higher temperatures and greater overall lifecycle of the UPS.
Although the new APC models are more expensive at this stage, prices should improve as the technology becomes more mainstream.
The main advantages include:
- Twice the service life of lead-acid batteries
- More environmentally friendly
- Increased battery performance at higher temperature ranges up to 40°C
- Lowering total cost of ownership
- Reducing battery weight by 30%
APC Smart-UPS On-Line Li-Ion UPS
The model utilising the new Li-ion battery technology is the APC Smart-UPS On-Line range. These are double conversion, on-line, extended run UPSs. As a result of its rack/tower form factor, it allows for maximum versatility for a variety of applications. Optional pre-installed network management card and switchable outlets allow for remote configuration and management of the equipment.
For more information about uninterruptible power supplies, please contact Vantage IT today.