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In today's 24/7 on demand world, mission-critical business systems must be available 100% of the time. Downtime cannot be tolerated, which is where an uninterrupted power supply can assist. At Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd, we pride ourselves on delivering industry-leading power protection solutions combined with service excellence to ensure systems are 'Always ON'.

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    2014 marks a significant birthday for UPS Ltd.  It is 15-years since we launched the PowerWave UPS range, which was the first 3-Phase transformerless UPS introduced to the UK & Ireland.  So how has this technology innovation faired since then?
    The boasts of using 3-Phase transformerless UPS were focussed on significant improvements in efficiency and related energy / carbon footprint savings, reduced cooling requirements and a much smaller UPS physical footprint with a higher power density.
    The first PowerWave transformerless UPS certainly lived up to the boast with a 4%-5% efficiency improvement, compared to its competitors.  However, the power rating of the UPS was a pretty small 5kVA, so it could be argued that energy savings could be counted in pennies rather than pounds – but they were energy cost savings none the less.
    The power rating of the PowerWave range quickly grew, with up to a 100kVA UPS being available a couple of years after the initial launch.  Still with a 4%-5% efficiency improvement compared to transformer-based UPS, typical energy cost savings of £3,000 per annum for a 100kVA unit operating at a 75% load could then be achieved.   With a typical UPS working life-span of over 10-years, early adopters of 3-Phase transformerless UPS in the first few years of the millennium should now be counting their pounds with the energy cost savings they have accrued over the years.
    A big growth driver for 3-Phase transformerless UPS has been the need for much higher kVA ratings to meet increasing power demands for larger & larger Datacentres.  A 400kVA / 500kVA UPS is used as a basic building block to meet the power needs of these Datacentres.  With a typical power requirement of >3MVA, the energy savings of using a 3-Phase transformerless UPS are therefore very, very significant – >£100k1 over the typical life-cycle for every 1% gain in efficiency.
    Further pressure to reduce carbon emissions has been added through Government legislation, and again the transformerless UPS technology meets the challenge through its higher efficiencies and related energy savings.
    Going back to the first 5kVA transformerless UPS we introduced in 1999.  Again, it met it’s boast of a smaller footprint, lower weight and higher power density.  But move forward 15-years with a 500kVA transformerless UPS, the footprint and weight saving is again significant compared to its transformer-based competitor - the PowerWave 6000 500kVA  transformerless offers a 24% space saving, weighs 47% less and provides a high power density of 335 kW/m2
    All these benefits can be supported by hard facts, shown through the adoption of transformerless UPS technology.  The recently published 2014 World UPS Report, IMS Technology shows that sales of 3-Phase transformerless UPS caught up with 3-Phase transformer-based UPS sales around 2007, but since then have dramatically surged ahead.  In 2013, there were over twice as many 3-Phase transformerless UPS sold and that ratio is set to grow further over the next-five years to reach nearly 5:1 by 2018, which, in its self, is a particularly ringing endorsement of this technology.
    The innovation and benefits of 3-Phase transformerless UPS technology are well worth celebrating!   
    1 3MVA @ 50% Load / 96% Efficiency
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    Naomi House and Jacksplace are hospices that support families from seven counties in southern England – Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Surrey, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight.  They offer a full palliative care service that includes respite, emergency and end of life care for life-limited and life-threatened children and young adults from birth and into their later years. 

    Naomi House is a purpose built children’s hospice that provides a homely environment to children and young people with life-limiting conditions.  They provide individualised specialist care and much needed respite for the whole family, enabling them to feel refreshed, rested and supported through the good days, difficult days and last days.

    Jacksplace is a hospice for 16 years and upwards and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of young adults.  It is the only purpose built hospice for teenagers and young adults in our region, and gives life-limited young people the privacy and dignity they crave.

    Each year they need to raise £7million to run their whole service and deliver their plans.  They receive less than 10% of their income from the Government, so this year UPS Ltd will be fundraising and donating all year to this excellent cause. The support they receive from individuals, groups, businesses and trusts means that they can provide care and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, free of charge, when children, young adults and their families from our region, need it most.


    If you would like to know more about Naomi House and Jacks Place or would like to donate please CLICK HERE


  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited (UPS Ltd), a Kohler company, introduces the POWERWAVE EL series: efficient power for emergency lighting and safety equipment. 


    The PowerWave EL 100XA Series

    Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited, a Kohler company, today announced the launch of PowerWave EL, designed to deliver complete emergency lighting protection for businesses. The PowerWAVE EL series addresses the need for a range of high performance static inverters and is manufactured using state of the art technology, giving your operation the peace of mind it needs. 
    Most commonly applied to emergency lighting, central power, fire alarm and safety systems, the PowerWAVE EL come in a range of options. All boast true double conversion and PWM technology, are capable of 120% continuous overload and have optional parallel modes. UPS Ltd’s intelligent battery monitoring maximises service life and a galvanic isolation transformer is included as standard. 
    All products in the PowerWAVE EL range offer high reliability with low maintenance and operating costs, ensuring power continuity for your emergency operations. The PowerWAVE EL 100XA Series, a high performance static inverter (500VA to 3000VA), allows for an internal self-contained battery system capable of supplying standard emergency lighting for 3 hour autonomy. 
    PowerWAVE EL 100 Series is a single phase input and output online static converter (4kVA to 12kVA), provides a solution for higher power, single phase loads, whilst the 200 Series and 300 Series offer solutions for higher power and three-phase loads. 
    The PowerWAVE EL 200 Series also has a three phase input and single phase output static inverter which scales from 10kVA to 30KVA, whereas the 300 Series has a three phase input and output static inverter suitable for 10kVA to 160kVA.
    At UPS Ltd, we offer a range of emergency lighting products depending on your business requirement and specifications. View our complete PowerWave EL range.
    Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPS Ltd), a Kohler company, announces the launch of the updated PowerWave 6000 UPS, with best-in-class performance delivering up to 5 MVA of clean, reliable power.
    Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltds newest UPS for datacentres: the PowerWave 6000, a true online, double conversion UPS system that offers intelligent energy management and maximum power protection with class-leading efficiency (up to 96%), all in a smaller format to maximise revenue-earning floor space. 
    The transformerless PowerWave 6000 is superior in its class in terms of energy efficiency, availability, lowest total cost of ownership and power performance. This has been achieved due to the PowerWave’s transformerless design and its Energy Saving Inverter Switching (ESIS) technology. 
    This ESIS technology allows a significantly reduced total cost of ownership and operating costs as the PowerWave 6000 has been designed to provide highly efficient power protection and extend the lives of its batteries and components, saving money and maintenance costs. The integrated enclosures can accommodate batteries for 60kVA, 80kVA and 100kVA which are then configured to match the required autonomy, saving energy. 
    The PowerWave 6000 has been designed as a green solution for critical applications and as such is listed on the Carbon Trust’s Energy Technology List for Enhances Capital Allowances (ECA) which offers  tax-relied incentives to promote the use of machinery that is superior in their energy efficiency.
    The new range of PowerWave 6000’s streamlines from five units to four, that greater meet the power support needs and variations of our customers. 
    Speaking of the latest addition to UPS Ltd’s power protection offering for datacentres, Alan Luscombe, Marketing Director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies said: “We are proud to have improved our best-in-class PowerWAVE 6000 range to bring our customers a more efficient product that can enhance the eco performance of their company, offering valuable savings in both power and floor space.”
    Installation is easier and cheaper with this reduced footprint combined with a 50kg weight reduction. The new unit has improved efficiency in partial loads (up to 96%) as well as maintaining the best-in class performance of 96% when supporting a full load.
    Single unit capacities are from 60 kVA to 500 kVA and the units are 10x parellelable, achieving up to 5MVA. The PowerWave 6000 60-120 kVA UPS system will replace the previous unit that was 60-100 kVA and the 120-200 kVA is replaced by a model ranging from 160-200 kVA. 
    View the PowerWave 6000’s full product information and specification online here

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