If you’ve ever dealt with a computing environment that’s subject to unreliable or fluctuating power, you know how frustrating it can be. Power loss or inconsistent voltage can wreak havoc on computer controlled systems and the data they collect. An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is a vital piece of equipment in many industrial computer applications, ensuring consistent power regardless of external factors. More recently, internal UPS solutions have become a popular option for users who need to protect their systems while maintaining a small hardware footprint.
With the release of the ML450G-10 and ML450G-50, we’ve taken internal UPS technology one step further by addressing one of the biggest challenges for implementing an internal UPS system.
Solving Internal UPS Limitations
While internal UPS systems offer a range of benefits, from ease of monitoring to UPS mode flexibility, they also present a significant logistical challenge: the batteries. Because the Lithium batteries used in many UPS systems have to be shipped separately due to safe handling regulations, they need to be installed by the user after the system has been delivered. Previously, this necessitated separating the case lid from the chassis to access the UPS module. This process not only adds to system installation time, but can also impact cooling efficiency if the case lid is not re-installed properly. Replacement of the batteries should they run low also required this same disassembly process.
For the ML450, our engineering team designed a unique access panel, allowing for easy installation of the batteries while still maintaining the integrity of the fanless chassis. The user simply removes four screws, installs the batteries and replaces the hatch lid, making initial installation or required replacement simple. It may seem like a minor adjustment, but implementing this system will save users significant time while ensuring that their power backup needs are met.
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Darek is the Communications Manager at OnLogic. His passion for both journalism and technology has led him from the newsrooms of local papers to the manufacturing floor of IBM. His background in news gathering has him always on the lookout for the latest in emerging tech and the best ways to share that information with readers. In addition to his affinity for words, Darek is a music lover, juggler and huge fan of terrible jokes.