Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 Lithium-Ion UPS family expands to include 5kVA to 10kVA models for critical edge deployments in North America
COLUMBUS, Ohio [February 7, 2023] – Vertiv (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today introduced the Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 Lithium-Ion double-conversion, on-line uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system for 5kVA-10kVA 120V/208V applications. This expansion of the Liebert GXT5 Lithium-Ion line to 10kVA (from 1-3kVA) further rounds out the Vertiv portfolio of lithium-ion UPS systems and solutions for the edge of the network. Vertiv is now accepting orders for the new 5-10kVA models in the United States and Canada and shipping from current inventories.
The Liebert GXT5 Lithium-Ion models are designed for the smaller spaces typical of the network edge, with a convertible rack/tower design and only a 3U (5kVA/6kVA) or 4U (8kVA/10kVA) footprint. The single-phase input UPS has advanced split-phase output of both 120V and 208V, thus eliminating the need for bulky 208/120V stepdown transformers. An integrated maintenance bypass cabinet preserves additional rack U-space. All Liebert GXT5 Lithium-Ion UPS systems come with a five-year limited warranty.
The higher power density of lithium-ion batteries enabled Vertiv to pack more runtime in less space compared to a typical UPS with valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries, and that runtime can be extended with up to eight external battery cabinets. With improved performance at higher operating temperatures and longer life expectancy, the lithium-ion batteries in the Liebert GXT5 Lithium-Ion reduce the total cost of ownership by up to 50% compared to VRLA batteries. In addition, lithium-ion batteries typically last eight to 10 years, compared to about three to five years for VRLA batteries, reducing or eliminating the cost and inconvenience of battery replacements during the life of the UPS.
“We are excited about the Liebert® GXT5 Lithium-Ion launch from Vertiv and the benefits it brings to our customers,” said Mike Parham, technical solutions architect at World Wide Technology (WWT). “With extended runtime, longer battery life and faster recharge compared to VRLA batteries among the improvements, this product will help better protect critical infrastructure and lower support costs.”
“With this expansion of the Liebert GXT5 Lithium-Ion family, Vertiv becomes the first major UPS vendor in North America to offer a full lineup of 1 to 10kVA on-line lithium-ion UPS systems,” said Ramesh Menon, vice president of single-phase UPS and IT systems at Vertiv. “The Liebert GXT5 Lithium-Ion is compact, versatile and low-maintenance – a true set-it-and-forget-it solution ideal for remote locations with limited onsite technical resources.”
Vertiv analysis of IDC data shows that lithium-ion UPS sales revenue in the North American IT channel market grew an incredible 168% in 2022 versus 2021. This greater adoption comes as the industry continues to value the greater power density, improved performance at higher operating temperatures, and longer life of lithium-ion technologies that result in a more environmentally-friendly solution as compared to VRLA battery technologies.
Vertiv (NYSE: VRT) brings together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to enable its customers’ vital applications to run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today’s data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Vertiv does business in more than 130 countries. For more information, and for the latest news and content from Vertiv, visit Vertiv.com.
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