UPS series boost rating and reduce cooling demands

2.2 and 3kW versions of Eaton’s 9PX series UPSs are suitable for power protection for virtual servers, hyper-converged, networking devices and small data storage systems.

The unity power factor means that for a given rating they can power more equipment than conventional UPS, says the company. They also have high efficiency, which reduces energy costs and cooling requirements. Optional network versions support advanced virtualisation capabilities.

Virtualisation-ready network versions offer close integration with VMware, HyperV, RedHat and Citrix virtual environments, making it easy to implement automated disaster recovery policies for power events and load-shedding functionality. The supplies can also be monitored through the popular cloud orchestrator VMWare vRealize and Microsoft MS SCOM.

Available in 2U versions, which make effective use of space in conventional deep IT racks, and 3U versions, which are for use in smaller enclosures with restricted depth, or to protect conventional tower IT devices.

Unity power factor means the kVA rating of the UPS is numerically identical to the kW rating of the load it can supply. As a result, users can get more useful power out – typically 11% more – and there is no need to make calculations for the size of the load the UPS can support.

The UPS systems feature dual-conversion topology that protects against power quality problems, and incorporate automatic bypass to maintain power to the load in the event of overloads or UPS faults.

They are Energy Star-qualified and, when operating in on-line mode, they can achieve an efficiency of 94 per cent, which helps to keep running costs and environmental impact to a minimum.

All models have a built-in LCD that provides full status information and operational analytics, together with energy consumption monitoring down to group outlet level. Load segment control is provided for up to two groups, facilitating sequential start-ups, prioritised shutdown of non-essential equipment and remote rebooting of locked up servers.

The company’s Advanced Battery Management (ABM) system extends battery life by up to 50 per cent. When the batteries   need replacing, the hot-swap functionality means this can be done without interrupting the supply of power to the loads.

The UPS substitutes the EX 2200/3000 UPS which transitioned to end-of-life status on June 30, 2016.


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