The Lifecycle of a UPS: Time to Repair or Replace?

The Lifecycle of a UPS: Time to Repair or Replace? by Stuart Cockburn, Sales Manager, CENTIEL UK Ltd   A typical UPS lifetime is generally around ten years, as manufacturers are obliged to supply replacement parts for up to ten years after cessation of...

Li-ion: The Future of Battery Technology

The lead-acid battery systems used to power UPS systems have been proven over many years.  The Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) blocks we used three decades ago are the same as those used today!  However, in the next few years, Lithium ion (Li0ion) is set to...

Staying True to Modular

The term modular itself can mean different things to different people so it is important to check the nature of what is being described as a ‘modular system’ carefully when buying a UPS solution to ensure the essential power of your datacentre is protected at all times.

A Tale of Two Datacentres

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. With apologies to Charles Dickens.   Reducing Risk The datacentre manager is responsible for maintaining their,...

Evaluating Availability of UPS Architecture

Summary of a White Paper produced by Centiel UK Ltd and Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, which is in collaboration with the ETH ZurichEnsuring a continuous supply of electrical power is vital in safety-critical environments such as...

UPS Maintenance: Buyer Beware

Mike Elms, sales and marketing director at CENTIEL, outlines what you should look for in a UPS maintenance provider, as well as the importance of batteries when it comes to ensuring the maximum efficiency and availability of your system. Data...

The Future of Data Centres

Written by David Bond, Chairman, Centiel UK Ltd In 2000, would anyone have accurately predicted where the world of data and datacentres is today? I doubt it, as so much has changed in the past 18 years but let’s try to predict what is going to...

Ensuring Data Centre Availability

What do data centres require of their power delivery? The answer is easy: 100% power availability, 100% of the time. In other words, they want a system that never fails. However, reliability is often considered the key attribute for...

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