New Schneider Electric Galaxy VM UPS
10 March 2015 | 0
The new Galaxy VM three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with ECOnversion, from Schneider Electric, is claimed to be up to 99% efficient.
The Galaxy VM employs Schneider’s ECOnversion technology which combines high energy efficiency and seamless switch-over to inverter mode in the event of a mains power failure, which means that the electrical load is never exposed to unconditioned mains power, ensuring compliance with IEC 62040-3 and Class 1 — a unique achievement in its class, says Schneider.
“New Galaxy VM represents a major new breakthrough in UPS technology” according to Gael Souchet, global product manager, Galaxy VM UPS. “Schneider Electric’s patented ECOnversion combines the advantages of double conversion on-line topology and advanced ECO mode technologies, providing our customers with an innovative new UPS solution that helps to maintain the highest levels of energy efficiency.”
Schneider said the Galaxy VM UPS can achieve 99% efficiency using ECOnversion mode, which also features input harmonic correction while combining the advantages of double conversion on-line and advanced ECO mode technologies. This allows the UPS to operate at the greatest efficiency without putting data centre loads at risk, an important feature for data centre operators and managers who must balance the need for optimal energy efficiency with maximum uptime and availability.
Furthermore, the Galaxy VM offers flexible energy storage solutions with swappable modular battery modules and fans that can be replaced without the need to go to maintenance bypass, thus increasing availability and load protection. It also offers an unrivalled operating range, able to support loads from 160 to 800kVA.
The Galaxy VM range, together with its replacement battery modules, are listed on the UK Energy Technology List (ETL) which allows operators to claim enhanced capital allowances (ECA’s) for deploying energy-efficient equipment.
The range has been submitted for approval under the similar Irish Accelerated Credit Allowance (ACA) scheme.
Designed to integrate into existing electrical, physical and monitoring environments, the Galaxy VM works with StruxureWare data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software applications, building management systems (BMS) and Modbus protocol.
The Galaxy VM has a highly compact footprint, which the maker says enhances its ease of installation, and allows for top and bottom cable entry, integrated casters for ease of mobility and back-to-the-wall installation requiring zero clearance enabling to be deployed in seismic zones. Galaxy VM is also easily configured with Schneider Electric’s ISX Designer configuration tool.