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Is Lithium Ion a suitable replacement battery solution for your UPS?
Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries have a lot of benefits!
To learn more about Li-ion battery safety. To determine if a Li-ion battery conversion is a fit for you, it is important to consider several key factors.
1: Reduced footprint and weight. How does reduced footprint or weight benefit a UPS owner? If your business looks at data centre space (most likely whitespace), as a precious commodity; whether a business enabler, or revenue centre, then it is possible reduced space equates to increased revenue generation or production. But what about reduced weight…how does that benefit a UPS owner? Waistline jokes aside, reduced weight is important for those UPS owners who are located above the ground floor. Have you ever had to constrain your battery or equipment floor loading due to weight restrictions? If so, you may benefit from Li-ion. In fact, Li-ion can also serve as an efficient way to solve that old generator problem too.
2: Longer life expectancy. Li-ion batteries are expected to last more than 10 years, reducing the burden and cost of battery replacements. Do you have to notify all your clients each time maintenance is performed on the UPS? Do you have to request funds every few years to replace your shorter-life batteries? Is this your first battery replacement for this UPS? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Li-ion may be worth considering for your upcoming battery replacement.
3: Reduced cooling capacity. Li-ion batteries are more tolerant to higher temperatures. How does this benefit a UPS owner? Simply put; if your data centre or battery room design is calculating cooling needs for batteries, then Li-ion may help to save your utility costs due to cooling batteries.
4: Integrated Battery Monitoring System (BMS). Li-ion batteries for UPS systems come standard with an integrated BMS that provides a clear picture of battery runtime and health. Other battery solutions do not come standard with BMS and require a fair amount of on-site labor to install. If BMS is something you have been considering for your battery system, Li-ion may be worth looking into.
The APC Smart UPS single phase UPS range are now available off the shelf with Li-ion batteries as a standard feature and the APC Galaxy VM 3 phase range is available with Lithium Ion batteries as an option.
To find out more about APC Lithium Ion UPS range, get in touch with Source UPS today!
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