Understand the natural ageing of the UPS
As soon as a new UPS is installed, a process of natural ageing and deterioration begins, defining the UPS lifecycle. Some of the UPS components, including batteries, capacitors and fans have a defined life. These are replaced as part of the preventative maintenance programme at defined intervals, thus increasing the lifetime of the UPS to 10-15 years.
To further increase the operational life of the UPS other electronic parts should be replaced avoiding the need to replace the whole UPS.
Modular UPS have the correct architecture to allow the operational life of the system to be extended. This is only possible if the system is based on electronic free cabinets using plug in modules and therefore quick and easy to replace.
Manage UPS end-of-life
Stand-alone UPS At end-of-life, the only possibility is the UPS replacement
Standard modular UPS At end-of-life, the only possibility is the UPS replacement
Modular UPS designed for end-of-life management, allows for hot-swap of the modules being replaced.
What are the characteristics of a modular UPS designed to avoid end of life?
- Electronic free cabinet, all electronics housed in plug-in modules
- Everything front access
- All modules hot-swap with the UPS running
- Replace only the modules subject to component aging
- Firmware automatic alignment to allow one-by-one power module hot-swap
"Forever Young" concept
MODULYS range employs an exclusive concept called ‘Forever Young‘ which allows the life-cycle extension and completely eliminates the criticality of system end-of-life, thanks to “electronic-free” cabinet and periodic hot-swap replacement of power modules.
"Forever Young" concept enables the implementation of future technology improvements by replacing the obsolete electronic parts, without modifying the infrastructure or replace the whole UPS.
Key point are the power modules and spare part compatibility and availability. Socomec, is unique in the UPS industry by guranteeing compatibility and availability for more than 20 years. An official declaration available on request.