by AKANI CHAUKE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE power management company, Eaton, is introducing the latest online uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to South Africa and the East Africa markets.
The rack-mounted, three-phase Eaton 93PX 15-20 kVA UPS is said to combine high efficiency with a compact footprint, lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and improved cyber security, all aimed at providing stable power for critical IT, industrial, manufacturing and medical applications.
According to Eaton, to achieve a fully operational solution, one power module and two battery packs, each occupying 3U of space is required.
This brings the total space requirement for a comprehensive setup to 9U.
If the Maintenance Bypass module is included, the total rack space utilised would be 12U.
Parallel operation is also possible to achieve redundancy or an expanded power rating. For added flexibility, the UPS can be deployed as a rack-mounted or freestanding (tower) unit, with its large colour touchscreen automatically rotating thanks to a built-in gravity sensor.
By optimising the use of Eaton technologies, such as the Energy Saver System (ESS), the 93PX is lauded as boasting the lowest TCO on the market.
“Thanks to its unity power factor, it can power more servers than UPS units with equivalent VA ratings but lower power factors,” according to Eaton.
“This efficiency makes the Eaton 93PX UPS particularly cost-effective , leading to substantial savings in annual operating expenses due to reduced energy usage, power costs, and cooling expenses.”
With the integrated intelligent features and the connection to the Eaton Brightlayer suite, users can monitor, control and optimise their energy usage, addressing issues as they arise or even preventing them entirely.
Additionally, the manufacturer said the Eaton UPS has been designed with harsh environments in mind, making it exceptionally robust and suitable for applications outside of communication rooms.
– CAJ News