Vertiv Liebert APM2 is now official!
The Liebert APM2 is lithium-ion (Li-ion) and VRLA battery compatible, and it has a compact design that can grow from 30kW to 600kW in a single unit. It saves significantly more energy than less efficient options and may be used in parallel with up to four matching units for additional capacity or redundancy. The Liebert APM2 is a CE certified UPS system that is offered in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America at 400V.
To meet the increasing power needs of edge computing applications, as well as the constrained space typical of these sites, Liebert APM2 delivers a greater power output in a smaller footprint than similar capacity solutions, with Liebert APM2 models requiring up to 45% less space than the predecessor UPS, Vertiv Liebert APM.
“Vertiv created the Liebert APM2 in response to the need for a compact and efficient product that delivers dependable power quality and availability to the network edge,” said Kyle Keeper, senior vice president of global AC power at Vertiv. “The UPS is Vertiv’s cutting-edge solution for handling increasing power infrastructure needs without the need for a complete system overhaul.”
The Liebert APM2 operates with high energy efficiency in all modes, up to 97.5% in double-conversion mode; up to 98.8% in Dynamic online mode, which draws power through the bypass line and uses the inverter for balanced output and as an active filter; and up to 99% in ECO mode, which takes advantage of stable grid input conditions to leverage the bypass line.
All modes are automated depending on user preferences. The clever paralleling function of the Liebert APM2 allows for load sharing among numerous power modules, even across multiple units. This allows for balanced unit runtime and automated failover for improved system availability. Intelligent paralleling has also been found to improve energy efficiency.
“With the surge of data-driven technologies and digital services, businesses in the APAC region are looking to keep their critical infrastructure agile and adaptive to their customers’ demands,” said Arunangshu Chattopadhyay, director for AC power and power distribution at Vertiv Asia.
“Liebert APM2 is designed to support the growth of IT systems, providing an on-demand, high-density power solution that enables not only operational efficiency and availability, but also flexibility in constrained spaces.” he added.
The modular architecture of the Liebert APM2 incorporates hot-swappable building blocks that reduce the mean time to repair (MTTR) to under 30 minutes and convenient front-side access to replaceable components. To remotely assess the condition of equipment and tracking UPS performance, the Vertiv Life Services package is an alternative.