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

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

Why Li-ion Will Be the Future of Data Centre Back-up Power By Mike Elms, Managing Director, CENTIEL UK Ltd Advances in Li-ion batteries in recent years now see the technology being used in many applications including our everyday electronic devices, in our cars, on...
What is a True Modular UPS?

What is a True Modular UPS?

What is a True Modular UPS? By Mike Elms, Sales & Marketing Director, CENTIEL UK Ltd   The term modular itself can mean different things to different individuals, therefore it is important to analyse the nature of what is being described as a ‘modular system’...
Li-ion Has Arrived

Li-ion 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 commercially viable option, to protect the power...
Ye Olde UPS Conundrum – Cost v Resilience/Availability

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?

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

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...
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