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Toshiba’s UPS Lithium-Ion Battery

Toshiba’s UPS Lithium-Ion Battery

Managers responsible for critical IT loads or other high demand applications want to make sure that their equipment is protected by the most reliable, efficient technology possible. This is especially true when it comes to UPS battery back-up technology. There has been great interest recently in Lithium-Ion battery technology and the UPS Lithium-Ion Battery market is rapidly expanding. Toshiba launched their own battery technology called SCiB (Super Charge Ion Battery)  back in 2008.  While this technology has been available for many years, it’s introduction into the UPS system has been fairly recent. The newest iteration of this battery is showcased in the Toshiba G9000 series UPS unit.  We will discuss the make-up of the SCiB and also some of it’s main advantages compared to similar battery technologies.

The first thing to note is that an SCiB battery is NOT the same chemistry as a standard Lithium-Ion battery. Much has been made of past Lithium-Ion battery technologies having the potential to catch fire and cause damage to equipment. A SCiB battery contains no carbon, and does not have the same potential to catch fire, even in work areas with higher heat. There are 7 major advantages to note with a Toshiba SCiB battery versus similar type batteries:

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A Toshiba SCiB battery cell.
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Toshiba G9000 series UPS

Toshiba showcases their latest SCiB batteries in their G9000 series energy storage UPS units, which are now available at QPS! These units have a 10 year battery warranty and lower Total Cost of Ownership than either pure lead or VRLA batteries. The unit also has built-in cell-level monitoring, so managers can detect if a battery in a pack is going bad, and replace the battery before it causes further damage to other batteries in the unit. The unit performs very well in data center and IT environments. Read more about the Toshiba G9000 unit here

If you want to be sure the Toshiba G9000 UPS unit is right for you, or would like to learn more about SCiBs in general, contact QPS today.  Our power quality experts will help you evaluate options that are the best fit for your environment.