While valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries have long been the industry choice for uninterruptible power systems (UPS), new lithium-ion batteries offer additional benefits while still meeting required backup runtime.
Lithium-ion batteries are poised to become the preferred choice for UPSs in IT applications. The batteries last longer and recharge faster, saving time, saving money and reducing risk throughout the lifecycle of the UPS. The benefits of this lightweight solution well justify the upfront investment.
Not all batteries are created equal
There are many different types of lithium-ion battery chemistries available in the market. Eaton utilizes a combination of lithium phosphate that creates a stable and safe battery for UPS applications. This type of chemistry does not create oxygen as an off-put should there be a thermal event, eliminating the harsh igniting potential of some lithium-ion battery chemistries.
The future is bright
Beyond the initial positive impact of adding lithium-ion batteries to your power infrastructure, Eaton is reshaping the way we utilize batteries in power management by thinking outside of general UPS applications. Eaton’s next step with lithium-ion batteries will be to conquer energy storage applications and implement predictive analytics.