New Battery Pack Improves Data-Storage Power Backup

Date Added: Oct 2009
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The customer required Higher Density, More Reliable Battery Backup Solution Needed for Data Storage Application. In the course of upgrading their product line, a leading manufacturer of data storage units faced some new challenges with their backup power system. It included longer battery life in order to handle potential long-term disruptions in primary power, more stable electrical performance and compliance with environmental regulations. These design requirements led the storage system manufacturer to reconsider its lead-acid battery solution and to turn to Palladium Energy for answers. Palladium delivered a complete solution to the challenges that the systems manufacturer faced with regard to backup power. The system vendor was able to use the reclaimed space for revenue-generating equipment and increasing the financial productivity of each cabinet. The new battery packs meet all the necessary environmental certifications, including RoHS and WEEE compliance. Palladium's independent, UL 1642 and UL 2054 accredited and CTIA authorized testing facility?IQ Laboratories (IQL)?enabled the team to achieve rapid turnaround times for compliance approvals. The lithium-ion battery packs also saved cabinet real estate, using 73% less space compared to the lead-acid batteries which were replaced. Storage system manufacturers face ever-escalating needs for reliability, density, and environmental agency compliance. Their backup power systems play a key role in meeting these requirements. Palladium can design and deliver a customized solution for backup power that adds value to the total design.