Power Quality

480V UPS Brings Li-ion Option to Mid-Sized Data Centers and Edge Facilities

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today announced the further expansion of its line of Li-ion-compatible uninterruptible power systems (UPS). Now qualified for operation with Li-ion batteries, the Liebert® EXM 480V (50-250 kW/kVA) UPS system expands the energy storage options for mid-sized data centers and next-generation edge applications. The Li-ion configurations are available in North America.

The Liebert EXM 480V is the latest UPS system from Vertiv to be tested and qualified for Li-ion batteries. This configuration delivers the scalability, flexibility and intelligence of the traditional Liebert EXM UPS system with all the benefits of Li-ion technology, including longer battery life, reduced size and weight and increased power density. The Li-ion batteries and battery cabinets are UL listed for use in data center environments.

"Today's customers want options for their diverse networks and specifically for increasingly critical mid-sized and edge facilities," said Kyle Keeper, vice president, ac power product management, for Vertiv in the Americas.

"It is critical that we provide choices to fit the potential environment and architecture. Adding lithium-ion capabilities to the Liebert EXM UPS system is an important new option for our customers seeking core to edge solutions," Keeper added.

The Li-ion battery management system is compatible with Albér Battery Xplorer battery monitoring software from Vertiv, to aggregate and monitor system level performance. The system is supported by Vertiv services and is LIFE™ Services compatible.

In addition to Li-ion batteries, the Liebert EXM UPS system also can be configured for flywheel operation to support applications that need short ride-through times and do not want batteries.

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