Eaton, a power management company, has launched its LXP-P series solutions, designed to leverage lithium-ion uninterruptible power supply (UPS) solutions to protect critical infrastructure in large facilities from devastating outages. The LXP-P series is composed of lightweight battery cabinets with pre-installed batteries using lithium-ion phosphate technology.
“Lithium-ion battery technology has emerged as a transformative solution for large-scale UPS applications, ranging from data centers to healthcare and manufacturing facilities,” says Ed Spears, technical marketing manager for Eaton. “These batteries continue to feature designs that are smaller, easier to deploy, and safer than ever, with high-energy density that allows for advanced capabilities in a smaller footprint. Our LXP-P series solutions are a testament to Eaton’s continued leadership in harnessing lithium-ion technology to enhance the resiliency of critical infrastructure.”
According to the company, lithium-ion-powered UPS solutions offer longer battery life, while lowering the total cost of ownership when compared with lead acid and other lithium-ion alternatives.
Capable of providing megawatts of power in a small footprint, Eaton’s LXP-P series solutions are intended to offer safe, reliable, and flexible performance for UPS applications. The solutions integrate with Eaton’s 9395 UPS with no need for external AC feeds to the battery, as the battery-management system is self-powered.
According to the company, the use of lithium-ion phosphate chemistry in batteries enhances safety and reliability. The LXP-P features a battery management system that provides cell protection (temperature, current, over/under voltage), cell balancing, state of charge and health, and alarms and reports. Up to eight cabinets may be paralleled. The first cabinet contains a human-machine interface display that communicates with paralleled cabinets and provides battery status to the UPS or building management system.