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Back up battery solution for data centers

15 May 2021

Saft’s Flex’ion Gen2 lithium-ion (Li-ion) backup battery solution provides up to 220kW per cabinet, boosting power performance by 40% compared with the first generation Flex’ion. Designed for data centers and other mission critical UPS applications such as hospitals and industrial processes, the Flex’ion Gen2 is a modular and scalable battery system that is compact, lightweight, and capable of operating continuously at high temperatures. Having passed rigorous testing under the UL 1973 and UL 9540A method, the Flex’ion Gen2 is certified as safe under the ICC International Fire Code (IFC 2018) and NFPA 855 standards. Its industrial design means that it is certified for use without a built-in fire suppression system or an air separation gap of 3ft between cabinets. By eliminating this air gap, operators can minimize the footprint of their UPS and dedicate more space to server racks and other services. This minimizes the space required and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the data center overall. Other factors that reduce the TCO are the long calendar life of over 20 years, the low maintenance, and the lightweight design. In addition, Flex’ion Li-ion battery technology can operate reliably at high temperatures (35ºC), which reduces the HVAC requirements, minimizing energy bills and carbon emissions. Its low-cobalt content of less than 1% and primary materials sourced from suppliers under the Responsible Materials Initiative (RMI) enables a highly sustainable and environmentally friendly system.

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