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EcoCare Monitoring and Management of a UPS Fleet

We’re seeing more sites migrate from larger centralized UPS systems to distributed UPS configurations where smaller single phase UPS units, such as APC’s Smart-UPS, are protecting IT loads at the rack level. As a site’s single-phase UPS fleet grows, managing it effectively becomes increasingly more time-consuming and can quickly become onerous. Outsourcing monitoring and dispatch services […]

Eaton FERRUPS Replacement Notice

Eaton has discontinued their popular FERRUPS product line. Eaton’s recommended replacement is the 9PX or 9PX with Lithium-ion batteries.  The Eaton 9PX is a proven, best-in-class, online, double-conversion rackmount/tower UPS. With models ranging from 700VA – 11kVA with a variety of input and output options and configurable for extended runtimes, the 9PX is a versatile replacement option for the FERRUPS.   Many […]

The Advantages of Modular UPS

Three-Phase and larger Single-Phase UPS equipment is designed to last 10-12 years but in today’s rapidly evolving IT environments, it can be difficult to right-size a UPS for current needs while still planning capacity for potential future demand.  Additionally, our need to be completely connected all the time continues to grow, meaning the criticality of the IT load is only […]

Safety Concerns for Lithium-Ion Batteries in UPS Applications

Lithium-ion battery (LIB) solutions in UPS applications got a bad rap right from the start. Safety concerns about the high risk of overheating were fueled by the news filled with stories featuring batteries in electric vehicles and consumer electronic devices overheating and catching fire. However, the reality is that there are stark differences between lithium-ion batteries […]

Factory Services Price Increase Coming January 2024

Schneider Electric and Eaton both recently announced price increases on all services effective in January 2024. These increases affect Factory Service Plans, Warranty Extensions, UPS Battery Replacement Services, and UPS Modernization Services. The price increase for factory services will average 3% – 5% and will apply to all orders received on or after January 1st. […]

Your Partner for Turnkey Data Center Equipment Replacement Projects

At Power Solutions, LLC, we pride ourselves on our power expertise and our collective experience of over 100 years in the critical power, cooling, and telecom industry. Part of bringing exceptional value and service to our customers includes building end-to-end solutions that completely satisfy project specifications. In recent years, Eaton, Schneider Electric, Vertiv and most […]

APC Smart-UPS With Lithium-Ion Batteries

APC by Schneider Electric has been expanding their offer of single-phase UPS with Lithium-Ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are smaller and lighter than their VRLA counterparts, meaning APC Smart-UPS with Lithium-ion batteries pack more power in less space and won’t need a battery replacement during their useful service life. APC Smart-UPS with Lithium-Ion batteries are available from […]

APC InRow Cooling Units Going EOL: Planning for Future Replacement

Schneider Electric has announced that many APC InRow Cooling units are going EOL between now and December 2027. Now is the time to start planning for the replacement of aging InRow equipment. The recommended replacements for the APC InRow units are Schneider Electric’s Uniflair InRow Chilled Water and Uniflair InRow Direct Expansion. In many cases, these replacement units have the same footprint, […]

Fahrenheit 2V Telecom Battery Designed for Challenging Applications

Cell phones and the telecom networks that support them have become a necessity for our business and personal lives. These networks must functioning 24/7/365 in uncontrolled environments and reliable telecom batteries are integral products in powering these global networks.  Deka’s new Fahrenheit 2V Telecom Battery is designed specifically for Telecom and CATV/Broadband Outside Plant applications that are extremely demanding because […]

Alpha UPS Designed for Outdoor Applications

Alpha UPS are designed for outdoor applications. Today’s UPS systems are asked to perform reliability in a wide variety of locations, from traditional indoor climate-controlled sites to more demanding sites such as remote edge computing, power to telecom networks, traffic and railroad signals, sensors and monitoring equipment, and building security. These rugged applications have unique environmental […]

New Service to Digitize Electrical One Line Diagrams

New! – Power Solutions, LLC and Schneider Electric are now offering a service to Digitize Electrical One Line Diagrams for missing, out-of-date, or hard copy only Single Line Diagrams. This digitization service makes it easier to keep track of changes in a site’s power distribution with digital updates to the electrical one-line anytime changes are made. For older […]

Perimeter Cooling vs. In-Row Cooling

Despite what many predicted, the adoption of cloud computing has not eliminated the need to maximize rack densities and pack as much computing power as possible into small footprints. In many data centers, the compute power demand per rack is growing, not shrinking, and the cooling demand is increasing.  Many facilities are aging buildings with […]