August 9, 2011 00:02 by Jeremy
That's right: 198 lbs, or 90 kg's, of pure power. This monster battery was created by Sony in the event of a blackout for large companies, universities, governments and networks. And with 2.4kWh of power, holding a maximum load of 1000VA, you bet that this emergency power source will be able to handle quite a bit. It can even charge up to 95% capacity in 2 hours. I don't think my old laptop even does that.
Made out of Olivine-type Lithium-ion Phosphate batteries (say that 10 times really fast), the ESSP-2000 was designed to last more than 10 years, say Sony. Check out their (translated) press release in the link below.
July 12, 2011 20:28 by Ty
HP has released some new toys for network administrators that include the HP R1500 G3 and R/T3000 G2 Uninterruptible Power Systems with power protection support for virtualized environments. These new rack mount UPS units are very efficient and compact providing backup power in a space constrained rack environment. The new R1500 G3 and R/T3000 G2 Rackmount comes with new firmware, auto shutdown protection software, and an optional network management card to run and maintain networking environments.
The HP R1500 G3 UPS provides maximum uptime, performance and minimal 1U rackspace during brownouts and blackouts. The batteries are hot swappable and an enhanced battery management system will provide a 60-day notification when the UPS batteries need to be replaced. The HP R1500 G3 UPS provides up to 1050 watts of power with a pure sine wave output for quality power to servers and equipment, even during electrical surges and brownouts. HP offers a 3 year warranty on the R1500 G3 UPS.
The HP R/T3000 G2 UPS packs up to 3000 watts into a 2U rackmount space to protect more servers during a brownout or blackout. Serial and USB support allows increased flexibility for UPS management and hot swappable batteries for easy battery replacement. The R1 R/T3000 G2 UPS also comes with a Tower conversion kit for high powered Tower servers and BladeSystems that are not rack mounted. HP offers a 3 year warranty on the R/T3000 G2 UPS.
Check out the Hewlett Packard Web site for more information on HP Rack-mountable UPS Uninterruptible Power Systems.
Find Replacement UPS Batteries on eBatts.com under the UPS category.
June 8, 2010 20:06 by Jeff
Summer is almost here and would be a great time to check your UPS battery backup units and power surge strips to make sure you are ready for a rolling blackout, brownout, or power spike / surges. If you find that your Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) unit is dead or showing a battery failure light, don't throw it away in the trash. Most of the UPS devices out on the market today have replaceable batteries and is more cost effective than buying a brand new unit. You can check for a replacement UPS battery in our eBatts.com database.
When everybody is running their air conditioners at work or home, it is not uncommon to see a rolling blackout or brownout hit on really hot days. By having a UPS battery backup, you can protect your computers, TV electronics, home entertainment systems and other expensive hardware that are easily susceptible to getting damaged during a brownout / blackout. Power surge protectors only protect electronics from a power spike and can still get damaged if complete power is lost during a blackout. This is why we recommend using a UPS battery backup unit.
If you are not sure what the difference is between a blackout, brownout or power surge we have put a definition list below.
Blackout: A blackout is from a complete loss of utility power from the power grid.
- Crashes computer and electronic devices.
- Data Loss.
- Can damage hardware from immediate shutdown.
- Restored power can cause a Power Surge and further damage electronics.
Brownout: A brownout is a decrease in voltage drop from utility power. This is caused by a very high demand on the power grid.
- Damages hardware.
- Data loss.
- Crashes computers and electronic devices.
Power Surge / Power Spike: An increase in voltage from utility power. Lightning strikes are an example of causing this.
- Damages power supplies in computers and shorts out electronic devices.
- Causes corrupt data on computers.