Yuasa, Europe’s number one choice for industrial batteries, powered up this year’s Data Centre World at Excel, London on 21 & 22 March by displaying a host of advanced energy storage solutions. These included a dual chemical battery system which made its first UK appearance at the show.
Hundreds of visitors to Yuasa’s stand saw how Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) & Lithium-ion technologies collaborate in Yuasa’s dual chemical battery system which has been developed to offer the low cost and recyclability of VRLA together with the higher efficiency and operational flexibility of li-ion.
The system is housed in a filing cabinet sized unit in which strings of LIM batteries are connected in parallel with FXH
VRLA types to the same DC bus of a UPS. If the electricity supply fails, over 90% of the load is supported by the li-ion batteries.
The dual chemical solution allows lower capital cost UPS systems to be installed with lower operating costs and reduced electricity consumption.
The battery manufacturer also exhibited a Lithium-ion energy storage cabinet on their stand. Designed to be a space saving, ‘plug and play’ solution, it contained 12 GS Yuasa LIM50EN-12-F2 Li-ion high energy modules controlled by a battery management system.
Despite its small size, the system provides 300kW of power and is designed to be a convenient alternative to VRLA powered UPS systems for data centre and other critical standby power applications.
Yuasa also showcased a wide variety of its market leading FXH, SWL, EN, ENL battery ranges with a heavy focus on Data Centre and UPS applications. Visitors to the stand were also able to try their hand at some British Touring Car Championship motorsport fun thanks to a purpose built Scalextric circuit with mini Yuasa branded BTCC racing cars.
Mark Greer, General Sales Manager – Reserve and Renewable Power Division at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd said: “As always, we have had another very successful Data Centre World exhibition. The event is very important to us as it allows us to showcase our market leading products and highlight the characteristics of our high-quality battery ranges to the industry.”
Over the two days we welcomed hundreds of visitors to our stand. Our revolutionary dual chemical battery system and lithium-ion energy storage cabinet definitely took centre stage and generated a lot of interest, as did our Yuasa BTCC Scalextric racing circuit!
“GS Yuasa are the world’s leading battery manufacturer, and a key partner to many high-profile, successful data centre installations across the globe. We work with our customers to provide the optimum standby solution for their individual project from planning through to construction.”
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