Data centre UPS reduces footprint

March 19, 2020 //By Nick Flaherty
ABB's MegaFlex data centre UPS has power ranges of up to 1.5 and 1.6 MW with half the footprint of other versions
ABB's MegaFlex data centre UPS has power ranges of up to 1.5 and 1.6 MW with half the footprint of other versions

ABB has launched a resilient and compact uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system for the data centre with a reduced footprint of up to 45 percent.

The MegaFlex data centre UPS range is targeting the IEC and UL market, with power ranges of up to 1.5 and 1.6 MW respectively. The 45 per cent reduction for the IEC version also has an efficiency of up to 97.4 percent, adaptable to variable IT load.

“As larger data centers push power requirements ever higher, demand for scalable and redundant power solutions continues to grow. The vast amount of energy consumed by these data centers means that every percentage point improvement in efficiency brings with it cost savings. More importantly it also supports our sustainability commitments," said Ciaran Flanagan, Global Head of ABB’s Data Centre Business.

“MegaFlex DPA has been created in response to increasing power demands and cleverly combines the highest efficiency ratings with the smallest footprint. We are excited to showcase this pioneering new product together with our broader portfolio of electrification and digital solutions for efficient and reliable data center operations.”

The standardized power distribution architectures in compliance with the Uptime Institute classification system and EN 50600, while high efficiency converters in VFI (Voltage Frequency Independent) mode with up 97.4 percent efficiency, driving up cost savings and improving energy consumption. The server rack can be moved into position simply and safely with an onsite pallet truck and the controller is compatible with either lithium-ion or VRLA (valve-regulated lead-acid battery) for external storage with optional redundant power capacity of 1,000 kW N+1 and 1250 kW N+1.

A graphical system display allows the operator to display measurements, events and alarms, while connectivity for optional communication boards including SNMP, Modbus TCP/IP, Modbus RS-485.

The MegaFlex DPA data centre UPS is designed to work with ABB’s power infrastructure products to provide a continuous flow of clean power for distributed, cloud or hybrid approaches. Serviceability is made easier and more accessible


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