Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer will put on a powerful display at this year’s Data Centre World by displaying a state-of-the-art dual chemical battery system. The exhibition at Excel, London on 21/22 March will be the first time the system, which utilises both Lithium-ion and Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery technology, has been on show in the UK.
The system has been developed to offer the low cost and recyclability of VRLA together with the higher efficiency and operational flexibility of li-ion. It allows lower capital cost UPS systems to be installed with lower operating costs and reduced electricity consumption.
In Yuasa’s dual chemical system VRLA & Li-ion technologies become collaborators rather than competitors. Strings of LIM batteries are connected in parallel with FXH VRLA types to the same DC bus of a UPS. If the electricity supply fails, over 90% of the load is supported by the system’s li-ion batteries. The charger can be switched off for most of the time and recirculating current from li-ion to VRLA strings maintains the latter in good condition.
The battery manufacturer will also exhibit an industry leading Lithium-ion energy storage cabinet at the exhibition. Designed to be a space saving, ‘plug and play’ solution, it contains 12 GS Yuasa LIM50EN-12-F2 Li-ion high energy modules controlled by a battery management system.
Despite being only the size of a filing cabinet, the system provides 300kW of power and is designed to be a convenient alternative to VRLA powered UPS systems for data centre and other critical standby power applications.
Yuasa will also showcase a wide variety of its market leading FXH, SWL, EN, ENL battery ranges with a heavy focus on Data Centre and UPS applications. Visitors to the stand will also be able to try their hand at adrenalin fuelled British Touring Car Championship motorsport action thanks to a purpose built Scalextric circuit with mini Yuasa branded BTCC racing cars.
Mark Greer, General Sales Manager – Reserve and Renewable Power Division at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd is very much looking forward to the exhibition, he said: “Data Centre World is an important exhibition for us, and we are excited to be displaying our revolutionary dual chemical battery system for the first time in the UK.
“As the world’s leading battery manufacturer, and a key partner to many high-profile, successful data centre installations across the globe, our batteries feature the latest technology and provide proven dependable backup power. Alongside our dual chemical system, we will also be exhibiting a state-of-the -art lithium-ion power cabinet and examples from our market leading VRLA ranges.
“GS Yuasa batteries are used in deep sea submarines, the International Space Station and a wide range of applications in between. We work with our customers to provide the optimum standby solution for their individual project from planning through to construction. Our presence at Data Centre World allows us to showcase our latest products and highlight the characteristics of our high-quality battery ranges to the industry.”