Customers seeking a non-traditional UPS with battery installation may review a flywheel system for runtime. A flywheel is the combination of balanced weight, size, and speed which determines the length of stored energy. Essentially, a flywheel is a spinning mass creating inertia and stored energy. In the event of an outage, the flywheel continues to spin and provide power to the UPS load.
The upfront investment is relatively larger than batteries. You will avoid the constant maintenance and replacement that batteries require. The installed life is 5-8 times that of a typical VRLA battery. Customers in harsh environments can install a flywheel and be confident in its integrity.
Features & Benefits
- Typically, a more expensive option for UPS runtime. High up-front capital costs countered by sustainability of the product
- 20-year design life
- Limited maintenance required
- Can operate in high temp environments
- Compact enclosed footprint
- Ventilation not required
- High capital cost up front, lower cost of ownership later
- 90% less carbon footprint than batteries