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Is it time to consider Lithium-ion batteries?

Data centres and other installations needing power protection have traditionally favoured lead-acid batteries for UPS backup power, and the technology remains dominant today. Yet lithium-ion batteries have been commercially available for many years, and offer a demonstrably attractive alternative. This raises two questions: Why hasn’t the industry adopted lithium-ion solutions with greater enthusiasm, and is…
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The Internet of Things, data centres, and UPSs

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining traction at an accelerating pace; Gartner[i] has predicted 26 billion connected devices by 2020, while others are calling even higher numbers. Since the IoT needs large-scale computing resources to handle the data generated by these devices, its predicted fast growth will inevitably impact data centres – but what…
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Assuring Uninterrupted Clean Power – a Practical Perspective

When choosing a UPS system, obvious features such as its capacity, battery autonomy, availability, economy and resilience to failure will be weighed up first. Maintenance contracts will most likely be discussed as well. However, while these factors are essential, careful consideration should also be given to the practical aspects of setting up a new UPS.…
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The importance of service agreements

In this article, Ian Jackson, General Manager at Pure Power Systems, a Kohler company, explains why professionally designed and fulfilled service contracts are so vital to UPS reliability. Any organisation that invests in an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) expects it to support their mission-critical ICT resource by supplying clean, uninterrupted power with 24/7/365 availability. There…
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