Intelligent Data Centres Issue 43 | Page 55

Vertiv introduces new Lithium-ion UPS and cooling solutions for Edge applications in Asia

Vertiv , a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions , has introduced new power and cooling solutions for the edge of the network , including the addition of Lithium-ion models to one of the industry ’ s leading online UPS families .

The Vertiv Liebert GXT5 Lithium-ion UPS range and the Vertiv Liebert SRC-G room cooling solution are now available throughout Asia , including Australia and New Zealand .
“ We understand the growing complexities of managing computing at the edge of the network ,” said Andy Liu , Director for Integrated Rack Solutions at Vertiv in Asia .
“ Availability , efficiency and agility are vital to our customers and our new offerings meet these requirements , with Lithiumion technology in compact UPS and a high-efficiency room cooling system for small IT spaces . In addition , these high-efficiency systems can support our customers ’ sustainability strategies in the data centre space .”
Vertiv leveraged the higher power density of Lithium-ion to pack more battery runtime in the same amount of space as a typical Valve-Regulated Lead Acid ( VRLA ) battery . The Liebert GXT5 Lithium-ion , ranging in sizes from 1kVA to 3kVA , also supports scalable runtime , with a 1U Lithium-ion External Battery Cabinet ( EBC ).
In addition , Lithium-ion batteries typically last eight to 10 years – roughly the lifespan of the UPS itself – compared to about two to three years for VRLA , potentially eliminating costly and inconvenient battery replacements .
Lithium-ion batteries are also significantly lighter than VRLA batteries and perform better at higher temperatures , reducing the need for lower temperatures in the rack and by extension , lowering the costs of energy used for cooling . The Liebert GXT5 Lithium-ion comes with five-year standard warranty for both UPS unit and battery .
To meet UL standards , the Lithium-ion batteries include an integrated battery
management system that monitors the battery at the cell level to enable safe , efficient operation . The Vertiv Liebert GXT5 Lithium-ion is compatible with the Vertiv Liebert MicroPOD , an optional maintenance bypass switch that can be installed in the rack behind the UPS , enabling maintenance to the UPS without taking the protected rack equipment offline .
Meanwhile , the Liebert SRC-G delivers the optimal availability and efficiency in cooling small IT spaces . Available from 3KW to 11KW , the Liebert SRC-G is wallmounted , occupying no ‘ White Space ’ while providing year-round cooling to IT equipment .
The CE-certified Liebert SRC-G series is capable of supporting sensible load operation year-round . It is equipped with energy-efficient EC fan technology and refrigerant R410A , together with efficient compressor technology . The Liebert SRC-G also features an advanced controller , including remote monitoring capabilities for added intelligence when managing edge IT locations . �
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