ABB has expanded its modular UPS technology for use in large and mid-sized data centers, server rooms and other IT infrastructure applications with a 480V UL version of the Conceptpower DPA 500. With over 15 years of experience in designing and manufacturing UPS systems in Europe and Asia, ABB now brings this expertise to the UL market in North America. The Conceptpower DPA 500 480V modular UPS fulfils power requirements from 100 kW to 3 MW and provides maximum availability for those who aim for zero downtime as well as a low cost of ownership.
For over 15 years, ABB has been designing and manufacturing UPS systems, and the strength of our UPS technology has proven itself across the globe. Initially launched as a 400V IEC version in 2013, the Conceptpower DPA 500 is the only true online double conversion modular UPS that is easily scaled to provide up to 3 megawatts of clean, reliable power. The arrival of the Conceptpower DPA 500 480 V UL system in North America means an exciting advancement in power protection and data center automation technology.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has expanded its modular UPS technology for use in large and mid-sized data centers, server rooms and other IT infrastructure applications with a 480V UL version of the Conceptpower DPA 500. With over 15 years of experience in designing and manufacturing UPS systems in Europe and Asia, ABB now brings this expertise to the UL market in North America.
The ABB Conceptpower DPA 500 480V UL UPS boasts the lowest total cost of ownership compared to other UPS systems by offering high energy efficiency, scalability and an optimized modular design to enable easy front access serviceability. A class-leading energy efficiency surpassing 96 percent significantly reduces system running cost and cooling expenses. The straightforward nature of the UPS simplifies every step of the deployment process, from planning through installation and commissioning, to full use.
Conceptpower DPA 500 480V UL - Technical specifications
Initially launched as a 400V IEC version in 2013, the Conceptpower DPA 500 is the only true online, double conversion modular UPS on the market that is easily scaled to provide up to 3 MW of clean, reliable power. The fundamental component of the UPS is 100 kW slide-in modules. Five of these module sets can be installed in a single frame, and six frames can be configured in parallel. UPS modules can be added to the system as power requirements grow, thus avoiding the need to over specify the initial design configuration.
Laura Ortiz, Product Manager – Commercial and Industrial UPS NAM, discusses the optimized design features and key industry applications for the Conceptpower DPA 500 480V UL UPS. ABB is making a concerted effort to expand our overall portfolio for our customers and partners in North America. Expanding the Conceptpower DPA 500 platform to support UL standards and voltages strategically positions ABB to provide our data center customers with a complete portfolio of power quality products.
Conceptpower DPA 500 480V UL - Efficiency and reliability
Hans Pfitzer, VP of Product Management and Engineering NAM, discusses the value of ABB’s advanced modulation techniques for increased efficiency in the Conceptpower DPA 500 480V UL UPS. Availability is everything in a UPS, making ABB’s Conceptpower decentralized parallel architecture (DPA) design the preferred choice, ensuring power is always on when you need it. With class-leading efficiency of up to 96 percent, your power consumption and cooling effort are minimized. And, by adding expansion modules only when required, you only pay for the power you need.
Conceptpower DPA 500 480V UL - Decentralized parallel architecture
Joergen Madsen, Conceptpower DPA 500 480V UL UPS, Business Development Manager NAM, discusses the proven decentralized parallel architecture (DPA) and the reliability and availability ensured by the Conceptpower DPA 500 UPS. Each module set contains all the hardware and software required for full system operation. The modules share no common components; each of them has its own independent rectifier, battery charger, inverter static bypass, logic control and control panel. With all the critical components duplicated and distributed among individual units, potential single points of failure are eliminated.
Conceptpower DPA 500 480V UL - Self contained modules
Christopher Belcastro, R&D Engineering Manager NAM, discusses the building block approach of the Conceptpower DPA 500 480V UL UPS. ABB’s Conceptpower DPA 500’s “online-swap modularity” (OSM) capability, in which modules can be inserted and removed with the UPS running, simplify routine maintenance and eliminate service-related downtime. Not only does this feature improve availability, but it also reduces cost, since service engineers spend less time on-site and any risk of data or production loss are minimized. Modularity ensures reduced inventory levels of specialized spare parts. Additionally, this online-swap technology helps achieve “six nines” availability (99.9999 percent), highly desirable for data centers in pursuit of zero downtime.