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Unity Power Factor Delivers More Active Power in Single-Phase UPS

April 12, 2020 by Paul Shepard

ABB has launched a new generation of its double-conversion online UPS for single-phase critical power applications. The new PowerValue 11RT G2 guarantees up to 10kW of clean, reliable power in the 1- to 10-kVA range, with comprehensive upgrades across ABB’s complete range of solutions setting new standards for efficiency, quality and reliability.

The new PowerValue 11RT G2 UPS guarantees clean and reliable power for critical single-phase applications, maintaining power to servers, point-of-sale terminals, workstations, routers, switches, hubs and sensitive electronic equipment. The double conversion online UPS also conditions incoming power to eliminate any spikes, swells, sags, noise and harmonics.

For the new-generation PowerValue 11RT G2, ABB optimized the single-phase UPS for modern IT loads with a unity-rated output power factor. The new unit produces 11 percent more active power than other UPSs available in the market with output power factor of 0.9.

Lara Cortinovis, global product group manager for power protection in ABB, said: “The PowerValue 11RT is already the leading single-phase UPS solution available – with the new 1- to 3-kVA UPS, ABB is setting the standard even higher. With quality and reliability mattering more than ever, the new PowerValue 11RT G2 has evolved to meet the demands of modern IT loads, integrating a full range of value-adding advances. By continuing to lead the way in this highly competitive, vitally important market, the all-new PowerValue11RT shows ABB’s innovation-led product strategy in action.”

The PowerValue 11RT G2 UPS delivers lower energy losses, with high efficiency of up to 95 percent and up to 98 percent in the device’s ECO mode. Customers can choose from a standard UPS and long-runtime models with a self-adjust function for the battery charger’s current. The system’s runtime is fully scalable with a range of battery packs available that extend the system autonomy to suit individual customer requirements.

The PowerValue 11RT G2 can be used as a standalone UPS device or installed into a standard 19" rack configuration, with connectivity options available for each. Units can be configured in parallel to provide redundancy or to increase the systems total capacity. All units can be fitted with up to nine external battery modules to extend runtime.

The ergonomics of the PowerValue 11RT G2 UPS remains as strong as ever. The design provides excellent access to the battery slot for any maintenance or replacements. The new 1- to 3-kVA units feature an electronically rotatable display that enables users to change the orientation from rack to tower with the press of a button.