“This is a great solution to the growth of data centers and critical facilities. The more reliable the product, the more efficient the data centers.”
–Energy Manager Todays Awards judge
Galaxy VX supports efficiency, flexibility and reliability in the data center and industrial applications. The solution offers advanced electrical features that result in excellent power conditioning, input power factor correction and high power efficiency, the company says. In addition to its economy mode, Galaxy VX includes an ECOnversion mode that lowers energy costs, meets changing business requirements and delivers double conversion performance with up to 99 percent efficiency, according to the company.
Schneider Electric’s Galaxy VX offers scalable, three-phase power protection and a four-level inverter to improve reliability and boost efficiency with flexible modes of operation for large to hyperscale data centers. Galaxy VX features flexible operating modes to optimize efficiency of IT environments. Using its four-level technology, Galaxy VX reduces switching losses, offering greater reliability and reduction in failure rate compared to a two-level inverter.
Additionally, Galaxy VX links to facility monitoring systems such as Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare and features a touch-screen display and top and bottom cable entry. Galaxy VX supports traditional battery solutions as well as Lithium Ion and flywheel energy storage solutions.
With a flexible design, Galaxy VX is available in a wide range of configurations to suit any operating environment and offers multiple levels of service with the option of packages or individual service. Additionally, Galaxy VX allows data centers to tailor specific backup requirements and provides integrated network management. Galaxy VX features complete remote monitoring and control of the UPS, with data center managers able to monitor a remote UPS using a web browser or industry standard network management system.
Galaxy VX offers flexible operating modes to optimize the efficiency of IT environments, including a Double Conversion Mode which reduces switching losses, a traditional economy ECO Mode which delivers up to 99% efficiency and provides a reduction of up to 4% in energy consumption, and an “ECOnversion Mode” which offers a hybrid between ECO Mode and Double Conversion Mode.
ECOnversion Mode has achieved class 1 performance, as designated by the International Electrotechnical Commission. By offering many of the protection features of double conversion at higher efficiency, IT operations can gain 2% efficiency without sacrificing reliability, the company says.