Why Li-ion Will Be the Future of Data Centre Back-up Power

CENTIEL’s Li-ion solution is already being installed by our most forward-thinking UPS clients, who are looking to capitalise on the advantages that Li-ion has over lead-acid batteries, namely: they are smaller, lighter, have a high-power density, a longer life and operate at higher temperatures. Over the next five years we anticipate that a significant industry changeover to Li-ion will occur. The good news is that CENTIEL’s technology is already Li-ion Ready, so existing lead acid battery installations will have the option to upgrade to Li-ion in the future without needing to replace the UPS.

What is a True Modular UPS?

The term modular itself can mean different things to different individuals, therefore it is important to analysie the nature of what is being described as a ‘modular system’ carefully when purchasing a UPS, to ensure the essential power of the datacentre is protected at all times.

Centiel’s Li-ion Solution Has Arrived

Centiel's Li-ion Solution has Arrived The potential introduction of Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for UPS systems has been much debated in recent times.  However, the fact is that advances in technology have now reached the point where Li-ion is a safe and...

Ye Olde UPS Conundrum – Cost v Resilience/Availability

There is lots written, and we all know, about availability and resilience through use of parallel redundant UPS topologies be it multiple monolithic units or the Modular design UPS systems.  However, not every application requires such resilience and for these...

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 (Li-ion) 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 Data Centres

A Tale of Two Data Centres   “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 data centre manager is...

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