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APC Galaxy VM 200kVA Lithium-Ion UPS Backup

Published by Lee Kelly on 13 February 2020

With lithium-ion batteries becoming prevalent, you can see the larger UPS manufacturers like APC and Eaton trying to get them integrated into their UPS solutions. APC has recently launched its lithium-ion battery cabinets that offer you the possibility of a lithium-ion solution for more significant UPS systems like 200kVA and more.

APC and Lithium-Ion Battery Cabinets

APC has many options when it comes to battery cabinets, and you must choose the right one for your needs. For the Galaxy VM, the correct battery rack is the Lithium-Ion Type G rack. This rack works with Both the Galaxy VM and VX as well as the Galaxy 7000 UPS. With included lithium-ion batteries and integrated battery management systems, switchgear and communications interface you get all you need to manage your batteries and keep yourself up and running correctly.


Critical Power Supplies - APC Lithium-Ion Battery Rack

Benefits of Lithium-ion rack

There are multiple reasons to choose lithium-ion over a traditional battery system and here are the following reason;

Compact battery footprint

Reduces battery solution footprint dramatically so that revenue-generating equipment can take its place.

Advanced battery management included

Embedded monitoring at the cell, module, and cabinet-level provides a clear picture of battery runtime and health, with the added benefits of predictable, consistent runtime performance and stable cell health.

Reduces cooling costs

Reduces the battery room size and increases tolerance to a more extensive operating temperature range, which allows you to decrease the capacity of the cooling solution

Extended battery life

Lithium-ion technology doubles battery service life, reducing the risks of downtime or load interruption during maintenance or replacement.

Lightweight battery solution

Reduces weight by over two-thirds, providing flexibility to install the battery solution on any floor while minimizing structural modification requirements.

Conclusion

Lithium-ion while more expensive upfront does significantly help with lower cooling costs and extended battery life, not to mention lightweight footprint. It is certainly a technology to rival Thin Plate Pure Lead  Technology (TPPL).

Getting started with Lithium-Ion

If you are interested in lithium-ion, you can find more information about them in the posts below.

Sealed lead acid vs lithium-Ion

https://www.criticalpowersupplies.co.uk/blog/sla-vs-lithium-ion

How batteries work and their different types

https://www.criticalpowersupplies.co.uk/How-batteries-work-and-their-different-types

Server room design

https://www.criticalpowersupplies.co.uk/project-management/server-room-design

Lithium-Ion Products

https://www.criticalpowersupplies.co.uk/ups/lithium-ion-ups

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