Transformational Alternative To Lead-Acid & Lithium-Ion Based UPS To Launch At Data Center World Global 2018; ZincFive’s Advanced Uninterruptible Power Supply With Nickel-Zinc Batteries Delivers New Standards In Performance, Safety & Simplicity

ZincFive’s Advanced UPS Meets Demand for High Power Density, Smaller Footprint, Simplicity, Lower Cost of Ownership and Unparalleled Safety for IT, People and Environment


San Antonio, TX—(March 2018) ZincFive, Inc., the global leader in nickel-zinc based energy storage and delivery solutions, introduces the ZincFive UPS for mission critical IT, at Data Center World Global 2018, March 12-15 in San Antonio, TX. ZincFive exhibits at Booth 717. The latest in its line of proven nickel-zinc battery-based UPS solutions, the ZincFive UPS represents a shift in power protection deployment through new benchmarks for performance, safety and simplicity in data center operation.

 ZincFive UPS Model 48-3-208 with the nickel-zinc batteries and modular inverters in a single cabinet

ZincFive UPS Model 48-3-208 with the nickel-zinc batteries and modular inverters in a single cabinet

Combining Transformational Nickel-Zinc Batteries & Intelligent Modular Inverter Technology
“ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries and CE+T Power’s intelligent, modular inverter system transform UPS power density, footprint, weight, safety and maintenance to deliver a low total cost of ownership,” said ZincFive President, Solutions Division, Larry Eggleston. “Powerful, fail-safe and environmentally friendly nickel-zinc batteries that last for the life of the UPS system, upends the traditional UPS performance, safety and maintenance model.”

CE+T Power Senior VP Sales, Daniel Rixhon stated, “In collaboration with ZincFive, we worked on the combination of the most versatile and maintenance-free power converter with safe nickel-zinc battery chemistry. This allows users to decentralize the power in the white space with the highest level of reliability.”

The Performance Edge: UPS Performance is redefined through a scalable and modular system offering a 6kW to 48kW, 3 phase, power-dense, lightweight, small footprint building block design with capacity upgrades in 6kW increments. Customers can surgically place precise levels of power protection where and when they need it.

The Safety Edge: The ZincFive UPS sets a new standard for safety with non-volatile nickel-zinc batteries that are less hazardous and more powerful than lead-acid, safer than lithium-ion, environmentally friendly and, combined with CE+T Power’s inverters, enables the industry’s only touch-safe system design in an industrial grade UPS. 

The Simplicity Edge: Nickel-zinc battery life equals UPS system life, a huge breakthrough for UPS reliability and simplicity in operation and maintenance. ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries eliminate the typical three battery replacement cycles for lead-acid battery-based UPS systems during the system lifespan. Maintenance requirements and costs are minimized through user-replaceable inverters requiring no special tools. Capacity upgrades are as simple as adding new inverter modules to the system. These capabilities significantly lower operational budgets and maintenance cycles over the life of the system, contributing to a lower total cost of ownership.

Nickel-Zinc And Other Battery Technologies

ZincFive is included as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Center Infrastructure, 2017 report. ZincFive believes the report highlights the emergence of nickel-zinc battery chemistry as a safe, high power density, advanced battery technology for data center backup power. The full-length Hype Cycle report is available to at gartner.com.1 In the Advanced Battery Technologies category, Gartner analyst Henrique Cecci writes, “Advanced battery technologies address the most pressing concerns associated with traditional lead-acid batteries such as limited recharge cycles, bulky form factors, difficult maintenance and a replacement cycle of about four years."

The ZincFive UPS Delivers:
Performance
• High Power Density
• Scalable, modular, and lightweight system design
• Internal redundancy. No internal STS

Safety
• Non-volatile batteries
• Environmentally friendly and recyclable
• Touch-safe system

Simplicity
• Battery life = System life
• Simplified installation, minimal maintenance
• Easy capacity upgrades

Result: Lower total cost of ownership

To get more detailed information, please see the ZincFive UPS Backgrounder below.

Media Contact: Shirley Hancock 503.781.4234  shirley@zincfive.com
Contact at Conference: Steve Jennings 503.505.1749 sjennings@zincfive.com

*Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Data Center Infrastructure, 2017” Henrique Cecci et al, 1 August 2017.1 A Gartner subscription is required. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About ZincFive, Inc.
ZincFive is the world leader in innovation and delivery of nickel-zinc based energy storage and delivery solutions for mission critical industries including Data Centers, Intelligent Transportation, Motive Power and more. With 74 patents awarded and 29 patents pending, ZincFive leverages nickel-zinc chemistry within its solutions to provide high power density and performance simultaneous with superior safety and environmental advantages. ZincFive is a privately held Company based in Tualatin, Oregon. zincfive.com.


The ZincFive UPS Backgrounder

The ZincFive UPS Model 48-3-208 is a 6kW to 48kW, three phase, 208VAC system design delivering industry leading performance, safety and simplicity in operation.  It enables a distributed deployment model with a compact, power-dense, lightweight system that empowers customers to place the UPS closer to the load. The scalable and modular system design enables strategic use of capital to purchase power protection only in the amount needed on a just-in-time basis.  This provides flexible deployment options and timing for customers to better manage and plan their power protection assets. 

The Performance Edge
UPS Performance is redefined through a scalable and modular system offering a 6kW to 48kW power-dense, lightweight, small footprint building block design with capacity upgrades in 6kW increments.  This enables customers to surgically place precise levels of power protection where and when they need it.

High reliability is delivered through reduced single points of failure by CE+T Power modular inverters that continuously maintain 100% capacity with no risk for high fault tolerance and N+1 redundancy along with a system design that eliminates the need for an internal STS.  The nickel-zinc battery life equals UPS system life with no reduction in discharge capacity, thereby insuring the batteries are always available.  This is a ground-breaking innovation over traditional, unpredictable and volatile lead-acid batteries requiring heavy maintenance regimes to insure performance availability.

The Safety Edge
The ZincFive UPS sets a new standard for safety with non-volatile nickel-zinc batteries that are less hazardous and more powerful than lead-acid, safer than lithium-ion, environmentally friendly and combined with CE+T Power’s inverters, enables the industry’s only touch-safe system design in an industrial grade UPS. 

The touch-safe environment of the ZincFive UPS is not subject to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace due to the low voltage (<60V) system design.  ZincFive has achieved this touch-safe milestone without sacrificing conversion efficiency and battery life.  Now data center owners can get a high-performing UPS that offers their personnel safer working conditions.

ZincFive’s transformational nickel-zinc batteries are the ideal batteries for UPS backup, surpassing volatile lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries across multiple critical parameters.  Unlike lead-acid batteries prevalent in traditional UPS designs, nickel-zinc batteries remain non-volatile with no hazardous materials, are compact, lightweight and power dense, maintaining their full discharge capacity for the life of the UPS system with minimal maintenance required.  Nickel-zinc batteries do not exhibit thermal runaway and subsequent catastrophic failure abundantly demonstrated by lithium-ion battery chemistries, thereby eliminating the safety risk associated with these batteries.

The Simplicity Edge
Nickel-zinc battery life equals UPS system life.  This is a breakthrough for UPS reliability and simplicity in operation and maintenance.  ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries eliminate the typical three battery replacement cycles for lead-acid battery-based UPS systems during the system lifespan. This significantly lowers operational budgets and maintenance cycles over the life of the system, contributing to a lower total cost of ownership.

The ZincFive UPS system design offers a simplified installation process due to the CE+T Power intelligent, modular inverters fully integrated with ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries.  Maintenance requirements and costs are minimized through user-replaceable inverters requiring no special tools and capacity upgrades are as simple as adding new inverter modules to the system. 

The ZincFive UPS Delivers:
Performance
• High Power Density
• Scalable, modular, and lightweight system design
• Internal redundancy. No internal STS

Safety
• Non-volatile batteries
• Environmentally friendly and recyclable
• Touch-safe system

Simplicity
• Battery life = System life
• Simplified installation, minimal maintenance
• Easy capacity upgrades

Result: Lower total cost of ownership