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Jul 18 2008   8:05PM GMT

Get the lowdown on UPS batteries

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio


Eaton, one of the big data center UPS manufacturers, is offering a free handbook on uninterruptible power supply (UPS) batteries. Most people know that the most vulnerable part of a UPS are the batteries. Knowing how charged they are and how much juice they have left can mean the difference between having enough through time to get the generators started, and leaving your customers without a data center.

I ordered one. I can always learn more about UPS’s and their batteries. According to Eaton, the guide “covers characteristics, performance and maintenance of UPS battery types along with a comprehensive glossary of battery terms.” Sounds good to me. And since I already get plenty of emails from Eaton for all their products, I didn’t care about putting my information in there. They can only send me so many emails, right?

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  • Fuellcell
    Today's Google announcement on Back up with independent batteries mounted with every server is getting thumbs up. You still need batteries that need charging, monitoring and replacing. Consumption and supply chain is not eliminated. Having a Fuel cell Back-Up system in a data container that only turns on when needed should be a valid value propositions. Abe Ash Ballard Power Systems
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