Vertiv has today announced the availability of single-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems with lithium-ion battery models, expanding its portfolio of line-interactive UPS. With capacities ranging from 1500 – 3000VA in the tower and rack-mount convertible designs, the highly efficient single-phase Vertiv Edge Lithium-Ion UPS family is now available across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
“Thanks to their lower maintenance requirements, lithium-ion batteries (also known as Li-ion or LIB) are a natural fit for deployments at the edge of the network, where IT support is limited. Compared with valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries, lithium-ion batteries have up to 3x longer life, which improves the total cost of ownership (TCO). Moreover, they perform with greater efficiencies at higher temperatures, are smaller, lighter and deliver longer runtimes than VRLA batteries used for UPS systems in these capacities. The Vertiv Edge Lithium-Ion UPS family provides up to 10 minutes of battery backup at full load, as opposed to approximately 4-5 minutes for a standard UPS with VRLA batteries,” the company said in a statement.
“As digitalisation increases, many applications are moving to the edge of the network and require reliable power protection,” said Karsten Winther, vice president of sales for Vertiv in EMEA. “UPS systems with lithium-ion batteries offer cost and operation benefits, and also reduce the need for on-site maintenance. Ultimately this means more stability and savings for critical edge deployments, and a wider range of options for our customers.”
The Vertiv Edge Lithium-Ion UPS is ideal for edge computing sites and for healthcare, banking, education, retail, and government applications. It comes with a standard five-year warranty on the electronics and battery. The system can be integrated with the Vertiv VR Rack for a standardized IT infrastructure solution that can be easily deployed across various edge locations.
The Vertiv Edge Lithium-Ion UPS family is supported by Vertiv Power Insight software, available as a free download on Vertiv’s website. Vertiv Power Insight allows users to easily monitor and manage up to 100 rack power distribution units (rPDUs) and UPS systems, with shutdown protection for individual and virtual servers, providing increased visibility and better management of multiple edge locations. The new version of Vertiv Power Insight provides VMware vCenter plugin, to streamline power management and availability.