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Lithium-Ion Batteries in Enterprise UPS Systems

This issue highlights: New Products for 2017 Lithium Ion Batteries for Large, Three Phase UPS: Comparing Lithium-Ion Batteries to VRLA Historically, Lithium-Ion batteries have been considered too expensive and not safe enough for use in enterprise UPS applications despite their smaller size and longer life span compared to VRLA batteries. However, recent innovations in the … Continue reading

Improving Connectivity in High Density Areas With DAS or Small Cell

Improving Connectivity in High Density Areas With DAS or Small Cell

This issue highlights: UPS for DAS and Small Cell, In-Stock DC Power Plants Improving Connectivity in High Density Areas With DAS or Small Cell: Powering DAS and Small Cell Networks The explosive growth in wireless data usage has placed capacity burdens on traditional large (macro) cell site capacity. Every cell phone is competing for bandwidth … Continue reading

New StruxureOn App Enables Remote Monitoring from Your Smartphone

This issue highlights: New StruxureOn App to monitor your data center from your smartphone NEW StruxureOn App from Schneider Electric Monitor Your Data Center From Your Smartphone StruxureOn – Mobility, Monitoring, Insights StruxureOn is a digital monitoring service that gives you the freedom to check on your critical power and cooling equipment from your smart … Continue reading

Why UPS Service is a Critical Line Item in Your Operational Budget

This issue highlights: UPS Service as a Budget Item Why UPS Service is a Critical Line Item in Your Operational Budget Today’s IT Departments are under tremendous pressure to reduce expenses. As an area of the business that is expected to be invisible, yet deliver 100% uptime and network availability, your margin for error is … Continue reading

Happy Holidays from Power Solutions

Happy Holidays from Power Solutions

This issue highlights: Christmas Island December and January can be cold, windy, snowy and icy here in the United States. It makes us dream of places that are warm and sunny. And since it’s the holidays, Christmas Island comes to mind. Christmas Island, located in the Indian Ocean, is 236 miles south of Java and … Continue reading

APC and Eaton Price Changes & Custom Power Packages

APC and Eaton Price Changes & Custom Power Packages

This issue highlights: APC and Eaton Price Increase and Custom Power Packages Custom Power Packages Creating a complete bundled solution tailored to your needs Back-up power requirements often demand more than an off-the-shelf solution. At Power Solutions, we take a vendor-neutral approach to configure the best solution possible for our customers. By bundling standard products … Continue reading

Maximize Uptime & Important APC Announcement

Maximize Uptime & Important APC Announcement

This issue highlights: Battery Monitoring and Safety and APC Symmetra LX news Maximize Uptime with Battery Monitoring and Safety Battery Neglect is the leading cause of back-up power failures Battery failure can be devastating and typically occurs when reliable back-up power is needed most. While VRLA and flooded batteries are known for their reliability, they … Continue reading

“Power Saves Lives” FL Governor Rick Scott on Hurricane Matthew power outage

“Power Saves Lives” FL Governor Rick Scott on Hurricane Matthew power outage

In a press conference on Tuesday morning, October 7th, Florida Governor Rick Scott emphatically stated, “Power saves lives”, in an update on the Hurricane Matthew power outage as the storm scraped the east coast of Florida leaving hundreds of thousands of residents, facilities, and businesses without power. Governor Scott made the statement while discussing the … Continue reading

Delta Airlines Service Interruption Caused by Failed Back-up Power

Delta Airlines Service Interruption Caused by Failed Back-up Power

This issue highlights: The Global Delta System failure – what happened? and the Eaton 93PM UPS – Double Conversion Delta Airlines System Outage – What Happened? (follow-up to August 8 Newsletter) On Monday August 8th, the Delta Airlines data center in Atlanta experienced a back-up power system failure that cost Delta an estimated $150 Million … Continue reading

Delta Airlines System Shut Down – How to avoid a catastrophic failure

The Delta Airlines system failure on Aug 8, 2016, forced the cancellation of more than 300 flights, inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, and costing Delta Airlines an estimated $150 million. While Delta has been somewhat vague in explaining the exact cause of the system failure, for power professionals, facilities managers, … Continue reading