The rapid growth of integrated networks and systems has led to an increasing demand for dependable and continuous power. To support a reliable supply of electrical energy to power these networks and systems in the event of an outage on the electric grid, the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system serves as a source of nearly instantaneous backup power. Strings of batteries typically power these UPS systems, providing energy that is available to support critical operations when an outage occurs.
As integrated networks and systems quickly evolve, new challenges arise that demand innovative solutions to meet the changing needs of UPS systems. These challenges include occupying valuable indoor space, exposing backup batteries to the UPS system’s radiant heat and consumption of additional energy to power air conditioning at a low enough temperature to maintain an optimal environment for backup batteries. A viable response to these challenges is to take your battery backup system outside using the proper batteries along with a thermally managed outdoor enclosure.