Centiel to demonstrate Li-ion battery solution at DCW

Leading UPS manufacturer, Centiel UK, has announced it will demonstrate its new Li-ion battery solution for the first time at Data Centre World, on booth D1035.

In addition, Centiel will show its fourth generation, industry leading, three-phase, true modular UPS system, CumulusPower; plus the extensions to its range of standalone UPS: PremiumTower, ideally suited to applications where minimising total cost of ownership is a significant factor.

Mike Elms, Managing Director of Centiel UK, confirms, “Li-ion has been a ‘hot topic’ for some time now and has been adopted as the norm in other sectors, such as electronics and automotive. The UPS industry is now taking notice and starting to see how data centres can take advantage of its many benefits.

“Centiel’s CumulusPower – known for its “9 nines” (99.9999999%) system availability and low total cost of ownership – works with both VRLA and Li-ion, so we will demonstrate both battery types within one frame at DCW,” explains Elms.  “Although this configuration wouldn’t mix in real-life, using half Li-ion and half VRLA cells will show one of the main advantages of Li-ion technology – that it offers three or four times greater power for the same space. As a result, our Li-ion solution is aimed at comms rooms with weight restrictions and or space limitations.

“Because Li-ion works at a much higher temperature than VRLA blocks, it can be also advantageous for those who don’t want to use expensive air conditioning to control the temperature in the comms room in order to reduce costs and their carbon footprint. Li-ion also has a longer life than VRLA batteries and much faster re-charge times. At DCW, our experienced staff will be on-hand to discuss the pros and cons of both Li-ion and VRLA batteries in relation to various applications, including their suitability for the smallest 10kW N+1 systems, right through to the largest UPS.

“In addition to our battery solutions, we will be showing: CumulusPower, our scalable and flexible true modular three-phase UPS system that combines class leading availability and efficiency that makes it perfect for use in small, medium and large data centres,” continues Elms. “However, not every application requires a modular UPS, so for these, we will also demonstrate the latest additions to our PremiumTower range. It has the same Swiss-build quality and innovative technology seen in CumulusPower, but comes in a lower cost, standalone cabinet ranging from 10kW – 120 kW.”

For further information, visit centiel.co.uk

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