Capacitor batteries for intelligent UPS
The Quint UPS-IQ line by Phoenix Contact now uses capacitor batteries, which have an operational lifespan of up to 20 years and can operate between -20 and 60 degrees Celsius.
Phoenix Contact has introduced capacitor-based dual-layer batteries for its Quint UPS-IQ line. The capacitor battery improves on the lithium-ion battery used before it with a longer lifespan and wider temperature range than the UPS’s original valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) battery.
This capacitor-based energy storage can operate between -20 and 60 degrees Celsius. It has an operational lifespan of up to 20 years based upon the ambient conditions.
The Quint UPS-IQ provides intelligent battery backup in mission-critical systems that require an uninterruptible power supply. Users can gain additional visibility into the performance behavior of the capacitors, including:
- State of Charge (SOC): Indicates the remaining backup time and level of charge on the battery
- State of Health (SOH): Indicates the remaining service life of the battery module(s)
- State of Function (SOF): Indicates the capacity of the battery module(s)
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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