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ZincFive introduces nickel-zinc UPS for datacentres

March 7, 2018

Nickel-based energy storage firm ZincFive is launching its “advanced” UPS in Texas this month.

 

The company said the latest in its line of “proven nickel-zinc battery-based UPS solutions represents a shift in power protection deployment through new benchmarks for performance, safety and simplicity in datacentre operation”.

 

The model 48-3-208 UPS, which will be introduced at the Data World Global 2018 expo in San Antonio on 12 March, offers nickel-zinc batteries and modular inverters in a single cabinet.

 

President of ZincFive’s solutions division Larry Eggleston said: “Powerful, fail-safe and environmentally friendly nickel-zinc batteries that last for the life of the UPS system, upends the traditional UPS performance, safety and maintenance model.”

 

According to ZincFive, UPS performance “is redefined through the scalable and modular system offering a 6kW to 48kW, three-phase, power-dense, lightweight, small footprint building block design with capacity upgrades in 6kW increments”.

 

Customers can “surgically place precise levels of power protection where and when they need it”, the company said. In addition, ZincFive said the product “sets a new standard for safety with non-volatile nickel-zinc batteries that are less hazardous and more powerful than lead-acid, safer than lithium-ion, environmentally friendly and, combined with CE+T Power’s inverters, enables the industry’s only touch-safe system design in an industrial grade UPS”. 

 

ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries “eliminate the typical three battery replacement cycles for lead-acid battery-based UPS systems during the system lifespan”, the company said.

 

“Maintenance requirements and costs are minimised through user-replaceable inverters requiring no special tools. Capacity upgrades are as simple as adding new inverter modules to the system. These capabilities significantly lower operational budgets and maintenance cycles over the life of the system, contributing to a lower total cost of ownership.”

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