Eaton announces 9PX UPS for virtualised environments


Delivers 28% more power than other UPS's in the same class

Eaton 9PX 8 kVA UPS

Eaton Australia has announced the availability of the 9PX series UPSs (uninterruptible power supplies), energy-efficient 6 to 11 kVA future-proof UPS's for virtualised environments.  For IT and facilities managers who are targeted with managing rising energy costs and consumption, the 9PX offers efficient power protection due to its high PUE (power-usage effectiveness) and power density. The devices come as a compact rack/tower versatile form factor, delivering 5.4 kW in a 3U and 10 kW in a 6U profile. Featuring up to 95% efficiency in online double conversion mode, 98% in high-efficiency mode, and a power factor of 0.9, the 9PX is able to deliver 28% more power than other UPS's in the same class. In double conversion topology the 9PX constantly monitors power conditions and regulates voltage and frequency for optimised power management. As a result, the 9PX is particularly suitable for users looking to protect their equipment in computer rooms and small data centres as well as in industrial, manufacturing, and medical applications. For enhanced manageability, a class leading sophisticated graphical LCD display provides clear information on the UPS's full status and analytics as well as configuration parameters. The multilingual screen tilts to 45° for ease of viewing and its position can be adjusted to suit rack or tower use. Users have the option to monitor energy consumption at the UPS via the LCD and remotely through Eaton's Intelligent Power Software Suite, compatible with all major operating systems and virtualisation software. Thus, the 9PX easily integrates with virtualised IT environments such as VMware vCenter, Microsoft HyperV, Citrix XEN, and Red Hat KVM. Connectivity options are broad and include USB, serial, relay, and a slot for an optional network card. To ensure service continuity, in the unlikely event of issues with internal electronics for example, Eaton has equipped the 9PX with redundant components and an internal self-powered bypass. A maintenance bypass module is also available for easy replacement of the UPS without interruption to critical systems. The entire 9PX range incorporates Eaton's proprietary Hot Sync paralleling technology, enabling scaled UPS redundancy or capacity deployment as business requirements change. The 6 kVA model features load segment control, which enables prioritised shutdowns of non-essential equipment to maximise battery runtime for critical loads. Eaton's ABM (Advanced Battery Management) technology includes a three-stage intelligent charging process that optimises recharge time, eliminates overcharging, and continuously monitors battery condition. Thanks to ABM, battery-service life can be extended by up to 50%. Furthermore, users can increase run time by adding up to 12 external hot-swappable battery modules. As a result, the system can provide autonomous power for several hours if necessary. All Eaton 9PX UPS units come with a three-year warranty on electronic components and two-year warranty on batteries. Optional enhanced service plans are available to extend the standard manufacturer's warranty to up to five years from the date of installation, including batteries, and options that provide start-up and on-going preventative maintenance services to ensure long-term trouble-free operation. Eaton Eaton power-quality deeplink