Schneider Electric’s Galaxy V Series UPSs from APC have set new technological benchmarks and standards in the industry.
It offers significant improvements in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability, and a more advanced level of reliability and repeatability, all achieved in an ultra-compact design.
The Galaxy VS UPS series starts with the modular Galaxy VS model, which covers power from 10 to 150 kVA. It is designed for high-end, small and medium-sized data centers and other business-critical applications. Next up is the Galaxy VM, available in 160 and 200 kVA packages, designed for large data centers and industrial applications.
The new Galaxy VL is also a modular design, and is available in capacities from 200 to 500 kV. It is designed for medium and large data centers and for aggregation providers and critical applications. Finally, we have Galaxy VX sizes available from 500 to 1500 kVA.
The Galaxy VS (10-150kVW) and Galaxy VL (200-500kW) models were finally launched. In addition to advanced classic solutions, they have combined the latest technologies that were hitherto unknown on the UPS systems market:
- LiveSwap modules, unlike advanced HotSwap technology, allow modules to be switched in online mode to provide power to consumers, while actually protecting the user from electric shock.
- 99% efficiency in ECOnversion™ mode allows ROI for medium and large data centers within 2-3 years.
- 50% more compact design than the industry average.
Live Swap is a new technology that better protects employees and enables non-stop business.
Today, LiveSwap technology is the only truly secure standard technology for UPS devices. Many manufacturers offer so-called HotSwap technology to replace or extend units without interrupting power to consumers. Due to the many accidents that have occurred in practice when using this technology, all reputable manufacturers have eliminated the HotSwap option during the online operation of UPSs.
“LiveSwap technology is an innovative and certified solution that provides shock protection in the process of adding or replacing units while providing consumers with online power. This means that during the normal five-step process of installing a new UPS or replacing a faulty UPS, it supplies consumers continuously, ensuring The input energy of the person performing the direct substitution is less than 1.2cal/cm2« explains Branko Jovanovic, data center planning expert at ADVANT.
ECOnversion Technology Allows 99% efficiency
All Galaxy V Series models offer Dual Switch Mode, a technology widely accepted in all major UPSs.
Galaxy V series has a built-in multifunctional operation. In addition to the classic double conversion, it allows an additional ECOnversion mode. This is a very high efficiency 99% operating method.
How does it work? In the eco-shift mode, the PFC input rectifier is turned off. This is to save energy and improve the overall efficiency of the UPS. “What really distinguishes the ECOnversion mode on the Galaxy V series from the high-efficiency modes of other UPS manufacturers is this clever feature where the UPS output adapter does not turn off but remains on and operates in sleep mode. So the output transformer doesn’t really do anything, so no It wastes unnecessary energy. Due to the operation of the output transformer, the inverter is always ready to take the load in the event of an external power failure, as in the classic online mode of operation”, adds Yovanovitch.
We must add that the financial savings that can be achieved using ECOnversion are not only significant, but in fact pay for the device before the end of its life, and in larger systems even within 2-3 years. At the same time, of course, the contribution to sustainability and environmental protection is important.
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