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APC introduces MGE Galaxy 7000, offers high efficiency UPS

The introduction of   APC by Schneider’s MGE Galaxy 7000 offers new levels of high efficiency power protection for IT and other mission critical equipment. Its digital design, coupled with a comprehensive range of options enables the new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to be fully adapted for use in a range of applications from large data centres to industrial and manufacturing operations.

In data centre applications, according to APC,  the MGE Galaxy 7000 meets the combined need for high levels of power availability and runtime in a small footprint. In standard form, the new UPS as unitary can support a load from 250kVA to 500kVA and provide up to two hours of autonomy in the event of a mains power failure. Its compact size and back-to-back or back-to-wall installation allows more room to be utilised for other equipments in the technical room than traditional UPS systems.

The  UPS , APC  assured can be upgraded to ensure available and secure power infrastructure for current as well as future demands.

According to  Carl Kleynhans, Regional Director — Africa, Indian Ocean Islands & South Caribbean at APC by Schneider Electric: “The MGE Galaxy 7000 boasts a 94.5 percent efficiency rating in double conversion mode, with up to 97 percent in optional economy mode, and therefore enables customers to reduce energy wastage as well as operating expenses.

It will be of equal interest to organisations with an interest in ‘greening’ their power infrastructure as well as those that are simply cost conscious.”

Standard features include a new transformerless UPS topology, built in static switch and maintenance by-pass, plus an IGBT rectifier with power factor correction for low input current total harmonic distortion. MGE Galaxy 7000 also features cold start, soft start, walk-in charger and inrush current limit for compatibility with generator sets. The full redundancy of its cooling system provides a high level of reliability.

The new UPS supports paralleling for power upgrades or additional redundancy and can be incorporated into a wide variety of high availability architectures. Its 0.9 output power factor provides more available kW to be fully compliant with the latest power factor corrected IT loads.

Designed for ease of installation as well as maintenance, all connectors and switches are either incorporated or accessible from the front of the new system and therefore no access is required via side or rear panels either during installation or operation. The MGE Galaxy 7000 is also supplied ready for connection to all standard earthing arrangements.

To ensure available runtime and maximise battery life, MGE Galaxy 7000 Lifecycle Monitoring incorporates Digibat programmable battery monitoring to automatically test battery levels at specified intervals, without the need to discharge the batteries. This feature provides a realistic assessment of available power back-up and battery life expectancy whilst reducing ongoing maintenance costs.

As a further option, the system may be specified with Cellwatch or B2000, utilities which provide continuous checks for each of the battery blocks. Using trend curves, these systems provide an early warning system against the emergence of battery failures and promote proactive maintenance for enhanced system uptime.

For the highest levels of manageability, the MGE Galaxy 7000 is fully compatible with APC remote management tools and can be easily monitored and controlled from anywhere on the network. In addition to Ethernet, it is also compatible with other communications protocols including J-Bus/ Mod-Bus and relay contacts. A high definition front panel display, with intuitive man-machine graphical interface, ensures that the UPS can be managed locally, safely and effectively.

For more information on APC by Schneider Electric, please visit www.apc.com or call +27 11 557 6600.
About APC by Schneider Electric:

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data centre and factory floor applications.  Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle.  Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications.

In 2008, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2008 revenue of €2,6 billion and employed 12,000 people worldwide.  APC solutions include


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