Schneider Electric launches new UPS units in southern Africa

smart-UPSThe Smart UPS units can handle low, medium and high load levels. (Image source: Schneider Electric) Schneider Electric has launched the standard SMT and extended run SMX Smart UPS models in Africa

According to a company statement, the new units can handle low, medium and high load levels, enabling them to protect equipment against power surges, blackouts and spikes.

The UPS units can be used in the telecom sector, banks, retail stores, laboratories, hospitals, clinics and areas with security devices.

Christelle Larkins, distribution account manager of the IT business unit, Schneider Electric South Africa, said, ”The company has sold more than 20mn Smart-UPS units globally. It is a trusted product to protect critical data and equipment from power problems as the UPS supplies clean and reliable network-grade power.”

The new models are equipped with an LCD user interface, switched outlet groups, a high efficiency ’green’ mode, battery management indicator, an emergency power off option (it shuts down in the event of a fire), flash upgradeable firmware, a three-year warranty on UPS hardware and two-year warranty on the internal battery, stated officials from Schneider Electric.

In particular, the specialised ‘green’ mode in the UPS unit ensures efficiencies greater than 97 per cent, saving utility and cooling costs without compromising performance or reliability. The built-in energy meter measures energy use and displays the machine’s efficiency in various modes of operation for easy energy tracking.

In addition, the LCD alpha-numeric display offers users an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that provides clear and accurate information in multiple languages.

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