Trinidad and Tobago – Schneider Electric recently announced the global launch of the Galaxy VL 200-500 kW (400V/480V) three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS). It is the newest addition to the Galaxy family and will be available worldwide.
There will be a live, virtual “hands-on” event for data center professionals and partners in June to demonstrate Galaxy VL’s capabilities and features from Schneider Electric’s Innovation Executive Briefing Center.
The Galaxy VL is a highly efficient, compact UPS offers up to 99 percent efficiency in ECOnversion™ mode for a full return on investment within two years (model dependent) for medium and large data centers and commercial and industrial facilities.
An UPS operating in ECO Mode or ECOnversion Mode means it is supplying the load through bypass. This enables a high immediate current to clear the downstream protective device, but based on an occurring output voltage waveform fault, the system will transfer to inverter operation.
With data center floor space at a premium, the compact design of the Galaxy VL is half the size of the industry average. Its size and architecture enable data center professionals to scale power incrementally, from 200 kW to 500 kW with 50 kW power modules, providing flexibility to grow as their business demands.
With Galaxy VL, Schneider Electric introduces Live Swap, a feature which adds or replaces the power modules while the UPS is online and fully operational. It offers enhanced business continuity and no unscheduled downtime. Additionally, Live Swap’s touch safe design offers increased protection for employees who no longer have to transfer the UPS to maintenance bypass or battery operation during the insertion or removal of the power modules.
“The new, energy-efficient Galaxy VL sets a very high standard for UPS innovation. It is in keeping of our focus on the future requirements for data centers and meeting the demands for adaptability, resiliency, efficiency, and sustainability,” said Mustafa Demirkol, VP, 3-Phase Global Offer Management for Schneider Electric. “The newest addition to the Galaxy family is a Green Premium product that delivers top performance, supports sustainability objectives, and fills a previous gap in the market for the midrange power segment.”
Key Benefits of the new Galaxy VL:
- Maximize space to enable future growth: Galaxy VL is the most compact in its class, 50-percent more compact than the industry average at.8 m2, freeing up valuable data center real estate and IT space. Additionally, Galaxy Lithium-ion Battery Cabinets deliver total space savings of up to 70 percent compared with VRLA battery solutions.
- Save money: Galaxy VL’s modular, scalable platform enables you to pay-as-you-grow, reducing CapEx investment, operating costs, energy consumption, and TCO. Scale power instantly in 50 kW increments from 200 to 500 kW with no extra footprint.
- Reach sustainability goals: Up to 99-percent efficient in ECOnversion mode for a full return on investment within two years in energy savings (26,280 EUR annual electricity savings). A Schneider Electric Green Premium product, it includes the option for long-lasting Lithium-ion batteries.
- Increased Reliability through EcoStruxure: By connecting Galaxy VL to EcoStruxure—Schneider Electric's open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform—data center operators can benefit from EcoStruxure™ IT software and services. These EcoStruxure offerings enable customers to monitor, manage, and model their IT infrastructure and get service support 24/7 anywhere, anytime.
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