Eaton UPSs Earn ENERGY STAR Qualification for High Energy Efficiency

January 02, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

The 5P, 5PX and 9PX uninterruptible power system (UPS) models available from Eaton Corp. in the Americas are ENERGY STAR® qualified following stringent third party testing and verification of meeting the program's energy efficiency requirements. The qualification means that the Eaton UPSs are among the most efficient on the market, and allow customers to effectively reduce electrical usage and carbon footprint.

Following the qualification, Eaton now offers the largest selection of ENERGY STAR UPSs for server, storage and network protection applications. According to ENERGY STAR, if all UPSs sold in the U.S. in 2012 meet the ENERGY STAR requirements, the energy cost savings will grow to $471 million and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the emissions from more than 636,000 vehicles.

The Eaton 5PX UPS is a powerful enterprise class backup solution. An ENERGY STAR qualified UPS, the 5PX's managed outlet segments allows users to monitor energy consumption down to the outlet level on its intuitive LCD screen, while convenient virtualization-ready bundles and Intelligent Power Software Suite enable seamless management in virtualized environments.

The 5P and 9PX UPS are offered in both rack-mount and tower configurations. Both the 5PX and 5P series of UPSs feature ratings up to 3kVA. The Eaton 9PX UPS is offered in models rated for 5-11kVA and is available in both rack and stand-alone installations.

"Reducing power consumption without sacrificing reliability in server, storage and network environments is a primary challenge for today's information technology (IT) and data center professionals," said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton Distributed Power Quality Division. "Eaton is globally committed to developing highly efficient solutions designed to deliver the most business value possible. Earning the ENERGY STAR qualification for these UPS units is a merited exemplification of our mission."

Eaton plans to continue the ENERGY STAR certification process for additional UPS products.