Eaton 6kVA Lithium-Ion UPS Review 

Eaton’s 9PX lithium-ion uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is now available in a 6 kVA power rating, which the company says makes it an ideal solution for the edge. “Responding to customer demand, the latest model incorporates the same innovative capabilities of existing 9PX lithium-ion UPS models—including lithium batteries, remote firmware upgrades and seamless integration with leading HCI [human-computer interaction] and virtualization platforms—making it ideal for edge computing environments as well as light industrial, K-12, higher education and healthcare IT applications,” Eaton said when announcing the 6 kVA rating.

The 6 kVA 9PX lithium-ion UPS is available in rackmount and tower form factors with the same features as the lead-acid UPS, including load segments that allow for prioritized shutdown, remote power on, remote on/off, and output relay ports that increase control capabilities, the company added. Eaton also pointed out the UPS’s lithium-ion battery is as much as 40% lighter than lead-acid batteries, with a battery life of 8 to 10 years. Users of the 6 kVA 9PX can add up to four, 2U extended battery modules.

“Lithium-ion battery technology continues to emerge as a transformative innovation for UPSs in distributed edge environments, as its longer battery life allows for a set-it-and-forget-it approach that requires little on-site support from IT staff, data center professionals or maintenance personnel,” Eaton concluded.