Discover why you need an Eaton UPS

Not all backup power UPSs are created equal. Eaton are here to help with your power needs. We will ensure you purchase the right uninterruptible power supply (UPS). To suit your immediate and long-term requirements.

Which variant of UPS should I install – a rackmount or a desktop UPS

Form factors refer to the shape and orientation of the UPS, and how it is installed. Most UPSs fall into one of two form factor categories: mounted or tower (desktop).

Mounted UPSs can be installed in a server rack or a wall. A rack-mounted UPS is ideal for organisations looking to save space by consolidating equipment in a rack or enclosure or using traditionally under-used wall space.

Desktop UPSs are available in nearly every size. Available in small SOHO UPSs up to data centre UPSs that are too large to fit in a rack. The tower form factor is a popular way to save rack enclosure space or deploy single UPSs for a decentralised power protection architecture.

What features can I select? 

There is more to choosing a UPS than deciding what size and form factor you need. The extra features that are available with an Eaton UPS can help you narrow down your options from a group of UPSs that will protect your equipment to the optimal UPS solution for your specific application.

Discover the features below: 

Extended runtime UPS 

Most UPSs are equipped with internal batteries to support their electrical loads for 10 to 15 minutes of runtime. For some applications, though, more battery backup is necessary. Extended battery modules (EBMs) are additional batteries that can be connected to a UPS to increase the runtime and are available from Eaton.

Depending on the percentage of the UPS’s total load that you require and the number of EBMs connected, a UPS can easily reach a runtime of several hours. Average runtime charts are available on for more information.

Generator-compatible UPS 

If you have the space available, pairing a generator with a UPS guarantees that your backup power system will get you through every imaginable outage. When a UPS and generator are deployed together, the role of the UPS is to maintain power for one to five minutes, which is how long it takes for a generator to start up.

Lithium-ion battery UPS 

Valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries have long been the industry standard choice for UPS batteries. Eaton now offers lithium-ion batteries as an alternative. Lithium-ion batteries have a longer life span, smaller footprint and a faster recharge time compared to VRLA batteries. Over the life of your UPS a lithium-ion battery will save a considerable amount in operating expenses.

Scalable, modular UPS 

Modular UPSs provide the flexibility to grow your UPS as your power needs grow. Unlike conventional UPSs that require you to buy additional UPSs or larger models upfront, modular UPS systems let you pay-as-you-grow so your growth is never hindered by your power protection system.

Network-capable UPS 

If you have decentralised power protection architecture, you know the importance of having a UPS with network monitoring and management capabilities. Having remote visibility on all your UPSs isn’t just about convenience; it allows you to resolve issues quickly without wasting time travelling from site to site.

Eaton’s Gigabit Network Card has enhanced cybersecurity features, including stronger encryption, configurable password policy and usage of CA and PKI signed certificates, in accordance with UL 2900-2-2.

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