A standalone UPS system has been launched which uses lithium-ion battery technology rather than the traditional lead-acid.
US-based Bedrock Automation claims its li-ion polymer battery-backed UPS.500 provides 24 V DC 12 Ah of power for any relevant application, using a secure microcontroller that controls each cell.
Advanced battery management and diagnostics are built in to the system for battery safety and predictive maintenance, according to the product specification.
Because the system uses lithium-ion batteries, it is capable of higher density, more rapid charging, extended life and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, says the firm.
The company’s onboard electronics enable its patented embedded industrial control systems’ (ICS) cyber security, which allegedly protects the UPS from cyber attack.
Encased in shock and vibration-proof sealed aluminium housing, Bedrock’s UPS will be available in June this year at a suggested price of $4,000.
In 2011, the UK-based company UPS Systems cited the firm Riello UPS, who suggested that UPS makers would be switching to lithium-ion at a rate of 26% a year.
The chemistry switch does not seem to have happened yet, but Bedrock could be leading the charge.