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Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems provide high-quality, clean power to crucial loads. When mains power is lost the battery has to deliver sufficient power for long enough to enable a controlled shut-down or for a standby power source to come on line. Power Backup applications include data and information security systems, communications systems, process control systems and, in fact, any system where loss of power would be critical to the operational requirements.

Typical batteries for UPS applications are:

  • Industrial UPS: 110 or 220V, 100 to 200 Ah (but up to 1500 Ah) for backup of 30 min to 1 hour or longer.
  • Data Centres: 400 V, 100 to 400 Ah for 15 min to 30 min
  • Control and Communication: a very wide range of possibilities with batteries of 10000 Ah required to operate for 8 hours having been produced for oil exploration platforms.

More information  will be found in our Application Note - UPS Systems. (pdf download)

The purpose of having a back-up system is to provide security and, in the event of mains power failure,  the battery must work. If the battery does not work then this is worse than having no system installed as this provides a false security.

The ranges of Nickel-Cadmium batteries from IBLUK offer numerous advantages to ensure complete system reliability and security. These include complete reliability with lifetimes of up to 20 years, no sudden failure or the possibility of thermal runaway, lifetimes at elevated temperature are degraded far less than lead acid and are equal to the lifetime of the system itself and  there are no frequent battery replacements due to long lifetime and reliability. This leads to a highly cost effective system with high reliability and low life cycle costs.

Please contact us for further information and support. We can recommend a suitable battery for your specific application.


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