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 […]

The Importance of Service, Maintenance, and Replacement of EOL Products

Constraints on time and capital budget make it easy to put off planning and budgeting for the replacement of aging power equipment – particularly if that equipment seems to be operating just fine. Budgeting cycles and lead times are long, which means the time between requesting funds, receiving budget approval, and then lead time for the […]

The Advantages of Modular UPS

Three-Phase and larger Single-Phase UPS equipment is designed to last 10-12 years.  In today’s rapidly changing IT environments, the constant change in IT load creates a fluctuating power demand that makes it difficult to right-size a UPS. Virtualization, migration to the cloud, edge computing, and more recently, the increase in remote work and learning are […]

Schneider Electric Price Increase Effective February 1st

Schneider Electric announced today a price increase on 3-Phase Galaxy UPS and Services effective Wednesday, February 1, 2023. This increase affects Galaxy VS, VM, and 3-Phase Lithium-Ion battery cabinets. The services price increase is more widespread to include Advantage Plans, Warranty Extensions, UPS Battery Replacement Services, and UPS Modernization Services. The price increase for 3-Phase UPS equipment […]

The New Smart-UPS Modular Ultra

Schneider Electric just launched their most reliable, flexible, and configurable single phase UPS ever! The brand new APC Smart-UPS Modular Ultra is a high-density, efficient, compact UPS powered by Lithium-Ion batteries and available in 5kW – 20kW configurations. The APC Smart-UPS Modular Ultra is a next generation UPS with an internally redundant-capable architecture. Its flexible design, […]