Mitsubishi Electric has announced that the 9900CX UPS received the Gold Award in the Energy Management category in Plant Engineering magazine’s 2017 Product of the Year Awards. As in past years, winners are determined by votes cast by Plant Engineering’s subscribers. The magazine accepts nominations that they feel best represent new and innovative products that will help industries operate smarter, safer, and faster while increasing overall efficiency.

The 9900CX fits this profile well and is an extension of the popular 9900 UPS Series providing 1400, 1750, or 2100 kVA of power in a single UPS. Delivering up to 97% efficiency, it is the first true on-line double conversion UPS at this power level to deliver the highest efficiency at all load levels. The modular design of the 9900CX affords the capability of providing internal redundancy up to 1.75 MVA in a single enclosure. The UPS is also expandable to allow for reduced capital expenditure with a pay as you grow flexibility. The UPS can be purchased initially with 1050 kVA capacity and expanded in 350 kVA increments up to 2100 kVA. The 9900CX can be paralleled with up to six units for capacity or N+1 redundancy and delivers the highest power density per square foot of floor space.

As one of the largest manufacturers of IGBT’s (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors) in the world, Mitsubishi is able to achieve superior UPS performance and reliability through smarter control. The 9900CX incorporates a cutting-edge control system to realize the full benefits of the latest generation of IGBTs, such as high-speed switching, low power consumption, and large power capacity. The three-level converter design enables an unprecedented 15 year lifetime on capacitors. Given its outstanding efficiency, the 9900CX three-phase UPS substantially reduces operating and cooling costs and is ideal for large data center applications. All of these factors combine to provide a significant reduction in the TCO (total cost of ownership) over the lifetime of the UPS while providing unparalleled reliability and improved PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) for customers running mission-critical applications.