“You can’t have both the fish and the bear’s paw,” as the saying goes. This proverb “falls” on the UPS, implying that you must choose between safety and dependability and high efficiency. Schneider Electric has recently introduced the new Galaxy VS UPS, a highly efficient, modularly designed, easy-to-deploy 10-100kW three-phase uninterruptible power system (UPS) that meets the critical power needs of IT, commercial, and industrial facilities. More importantly, unlike traditional UPS, the Galaxy VS provides both safety and reliability, as well as high efficiency.
The Galaxy VS is a critical product for Schneider Electric, serving as a “top and bottom” product. Because the Galaxy VS will replace the previous Galaxy 5500, it is a “top-down” product; it is a “bottom-up” product because it is regarded as “a large platform for the future Schneider three-phase complete “.
According to Lian Bo, Product Manager for Schneider Electric’s Critical Power Business Unit, the Galaxy VS has adopted some disruptive technologies and achieved many innovations when compared to the previous Galaxy VM and Galaxy VX. The Galaxy VS is based on a modular design, with a compact body design and a flexible structure. Although the Galaxy VS is a tower, it is not a traditional tower.
Galaxy VS is a tower with partial modularity due to its modular design. This modularity is modular in the broadest sense, i.e. “The power modules, static bypass and control loops inside, and so on, are all modular in design,” Lienbo explained.
The most significant advantage of modularization is improved post-maintenance reliability and equipment availability. Post-maintenance on traditional tower machines is more complex and time-consuming, taking hours or even days. However, the modular design reduces maintenance time; in 5-10 minutes, you can replace all of the core and most vulnerable devices in the UPS; and, when compared to the Galaxy 5500, the Galaxy VS has a 26 percent smaller footprint, further reducing the site environment requirements, allowing it to fit into a wider range. Using cutting-edge technologies, Galaxy VS reshapes the base topology architecture.
At the moment, most UPS in the market use the traditional topology, but Schneider Electric has invested heavily in R&D. The most obvious advantage of this technology is that it can achieve a maximum efficiency of 97 percent with double conversion. When compared to traditional four-level technology, the use of soft-switching hybrid inverters allows, on the one hand, to reduce the number of semiconductor components from 50 to 25, and fewer points of failure.
On the other hand, it is more dependable and stable than the previous four-level technology and achieves a 97 percent efficiency. E conversion that is more efficient
As we all know, the online double conversion mode has the advantages of safety, dependability, and stability, but its relative efficiency is low. Although ECO mode is highly efficient, it cannot meet the IEC62040-3 class 1 power supply standard due to the time interval when switching. Schneider Electric’s original E conversion mode is equivalent to the perfect integration of these two methods, which not only ensures safety and reliability and meets the first-class power supply standard, but can also improve the overall efficiency to 99 percent.
Lithium battery compatible
Both lead-acid and lithium batteries can be used with the Galaxy VS. “This gives customers more options for energy storage,” Lienbo says. If the lead-acid battery does not meet the user’s needs, the existing energy storage can be replaced with a lithium battery, which takes up less space and weighs less.” Fifth, if the lead-acid battery does not meet the user’s needs, the existing energy storage can be replaced with a lithium battery, which takes up less space and weighs less.” “The original UPS is equivalent to a black box; the customer is completely unaware of the internal information of the machine; only when the equipment is damaged or alarmed will the user learn to go to repair,” says Lienbo.
“The biggest benefit of EcoStruxure is that it turns the black box into a white box.” It employs data analysis to forecast what kinds of problems the UPS might encounter in the future before it fails.”
Furthermore, the Galaxy VS has a much wider operating temperature range than traditional UPS systems. Currently, almost all UPS on the market have an operating temperature of 0-40°C, but the Galaxy VS can work at 50°C, allowing it to adapt to more harsh application environment conditions. From an industry standpoint, the Galaxy VS product line will continue to improve, eventually covering 10-150 kVA. This kind of power capacity actually covers all aspects of applications in small and medium-sized businesses.
The safety requirements of different business loads differ for customers; for general types of loads, Schneider Electric’s “Esay” series UPS can be used, which is both reliable and affordable, but for the most core, high safety level loads, plus environmental requirements and site constraints in some places, general UPS cannot The Galaxy VS can “make a difference” when it meets the requirements.