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Eaton Ships 9PX UPS Models with Lithium-Ion Batteries: Page 2 of 2

The new devices, which are the company’s first online double-conversion lithium-ion products, are smaller and lighter than units with lead acid batteries and have a longer lifespan, Eaton says, resulting in lower TCO despite higher upfront costs. By Rich Freeman

Lithium-ion 9PX models available today have power ratings in the 1 to 3 kVA range, but 5 and 6 kVA products are in development now. “It’s on our roadmap,” Hussaini says. “I think that’s the sweet spot honestly.”

Eaton received its first shipment of lithium-ion 9PXs last month, and soon sold through them. “We are now waiting for more product to arrive next month,” says Hussaini, noting that shipping logjams and resource shortages are creating similar inventory problems well beyond the power quality market.

“Every manufacturer globally is dealing with supply chain issues,” he says.

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