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Data centre operators naturally want the best class of available technology, including related batteries, for their UPS systems. Currently, the two mainstream UPS battery technologies are lead-acid and lithium-ion (Li-ion). This article introduces the strengths and challenges of each of these technologies to potential users.

10 key factors to consider when choosing a data centre UPS battery


A UPS battery’s ability to store energy reliably and efficiently during normal operation, making it immediately available to the load during a mains failure, is critical to data centre security. Accordingly, in this article, Mark Coughlin, Applications Manager for Reserve Power at EnerSys® reviews the key battery technologies currently available, to inform commercial and technical specifiers responsible for battery selection.

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