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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Custom combination for uninterruptible power supplies

Custom combination for uninterruptible power supplies The modular system for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) from Phoenix Contact ensures a custom-tailored solution for every industrial application. Many energy storage devices are available to help meet a range of different requirements, including long buffer time, long service life, extreme ambient temperatures, and maintenance-free operation.

Connected energy storage devices communicate with the UPS and are automatically recognised in turn by the UPS. Depending on type and environmental conditions, the UPS calculates the optimal charging currents to increase the service life of the energy storage device. Every application requires a specific energy storage technology. Lead batteries, for example, offer buffer times of eight hours with a service life of 15 years given ambient temperatures of -40°C up to 60°C. If conversely maximum service life is the main goal, CAP energy storage devices are a perfect choice.

CAP energy storage devices buffer load currents of 20A for 30 seconds or 1A for 10 minutes. They do however operate for more than 20 years without requiring any maintenance and can handle 500,000 charge cycles. Lithium-ion energy storage devices combine a long service life with extensive buffer times. They support buffer times of up to 40 minutes with a service life of 15 years and 7,000 charge cycles.

The Quint UPS-IQ uninterruptible power supply, equipped with IQ technology from Phoenix Contact, detects all of the relevant conditions for the energy storage device, such as voltage or temperature. It is therefore able to provide the required transparency to ensure the reliability of the UPS at all times, while making the best use of the battery. The intelligent battery management knows the actual charge state of the connected battery and calculates the remaining runtime. The remaining lifetime of the battery is also known. This allows supply interruptions and premature shutdown of industrial PCs to be avoided. Service can be planned and energy storage devices are no longer prematurely replaced.
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