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Dual-layer Capacitor Batteries for Intelligent UPS System
Phoenix Contact USA Posted 09/10/2012Longer life for UPS with capacitor batteries
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Phoenix Contact has introduced capacitor-based dual-layer batteries for its QUINT UPS-IQ line. Like the lithium-ion battery introduced earlier this year, the capacitor battery has 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 original VRLA battery, by contrast, is rated for use between temperatures of 0 to 40 C before experiencing severe derating and operational issues. Using the QUINT UPS-IQ with the capacitor battery reduces the need to replace the batteries frequently, which can be challenging in harsh conditions.
The QUINT UPS-IQ family 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)
For more information, call 800-322-3225 or visit www.phoenixcontact.com/quintiq
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.