Lithium-Ion in the Data Center

Emilie Stone, Methode — Active Energy Solutions

The data center environment, be it a mammoth facility owned and operated by a single entity or a two-post rack next to the broom closet in the local branch of a bank, is constantly evolving. Of the myriad equipment and configuration choices available to data center managers, one of the more commoditized assets is an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). A unit is selected, often at the direction of a qualified re-seller, a service contract is purchased, and it runs along silently for three-to-five years. The batteries will be replaced along the way, but the user interface and power electronics all operate without incident. As long as the batteries are not cycled often, this is a reasonable arrangement. Read more about Lithium-Ion in the Data Center