Newave, a member of the ABB Group, has released a new type of modular uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system for use in data centers to fulfill power requirements from 100 kilowatts (kW) up to 3 megawatts (MW). The Conceptpower DPA 500 UPS system is designed to provide maximum availability for data centers targeting zero downtime and low cost of ownership. UPS from ABB

The basic element of Conceptpower DPA 500 UPS is a 100 kW slide-in module. Five of these modules can be installed in a single frame, and six frames can be configured in parallel — giving a maximum rating of 3 MW. The Conceptpower DPA 500 is the only modular UPS on the market that can easily scale up to provide 3 MW of clean, reliable power.

UPS modules can be added to the system as power requirements grow, thus avoiding the need to overspecify the original configuration. Because the modules can be inserted and removed with the power on and without the need to transfer the load to raw mains supply (“online-swap”), routine maintenance is simple and related downtime is avoided.