ZincFive Data Center Configuration

ZincFive markets a revolutionary nickel-zinc uninterruptible power supply system that eliminates the need for centralized lead-acid battery rooms. The underlying technology, utilized in the UPStealth® Battery Backup System for the transportation industry, is ideal for data centers by delivering a uninterruptible power supply product that provides high levels of reliable backup power while efficiently optimizing energy storage space. Data centers can now increase their revenue generating space by approximately 21% without constructing new facilities, ensuring a “fail small” system that further minimizes revenue loss due to downtime.


ZincFive's UPStealth® Use Model
• No battery rooms needed
• No lead-acid
• Lightweight and compact nickel-zinc batteries
• No maintenance
• Remote diagnostics
• High discharge capability
• Minimal heat generation during use
• No trickle charging
• No cooling requirements
• Zero explosive or outgassing characteristics
• Recyclable and environmentally friendly


The City of Loveland, Colorado Transportation Department use the UPStealth® Battery Backup System to backup their traffic operations data center, as well as their traffic signals

"We had a big power failure recently, with power going out off and on for more than an hour. It was pretty cool because all of our equipment continued to work great--in our downtown traffic operations data center and file servers as well as out in the field, with our video cameras and traffic signals. Everything stayed on."

Bill Hange, Traffic Engineer, City of Loveland, Colorado

Traditional Data Center Configuration

In a traditional data center design, companies deploy banks of lead-acid uninterruptible power supply systems in large battery rooms. A data center uninterruptible power supply system is the intermediary interface between power mains and data center equipment. The systems provide continuous electrical power, which facilitates the functioning of an enterprise network.

ZincFive's nickel-zinc use model provides a uninterruptible power supply system that is compact, lightweight, provides remote diagnostics, virtually maintenance-free, has longer life and has a very low environmental impact.

Competitor Lead-Acid Use Model
• Large battery rooms need to house lead-acid systems
• Unexpected short lifespan
• Chemical corrosiveness and outgassing
• Large size and weight
• Extensive maintenance program required
• High replacement costs
• Limited operating temperatures
• Requires considerable air-handling equipment to protect the data center from a buildup of harmful vapors