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  • "The pricing is far more competitive than APC or Liebert, the other two big players. And Eaton's service is phenomenal."
  • "We use their service plan, which includes parts so we don't do the maintenance on it ourselves. We have a service plan that we use, then they do all the maintenance and periodical maintenance (PM) work. If there are any hardware failures, then they also do the work. Therefore, it's a hardware/software support contract that includes labor."
  • "For our used case, 12kW is good. It has worked very well for us. They can be a lot bigger and they can be smaller, but the 12kW seems to be just about right for us. It has a good price point."
  • "It is an expensive technology. The maintenance is expensive. The batteries are expensive. Replacing those batteries is expensive as a capital cost. You have to plan for it every four to five years, but it's the cost of doing business. The cost of not having a good reliable system in place is even higher when you have catastrophic failures. I would recommend the product, but you do have to be prepared to spend some money, both on the product as well as all the environmental preparations for powering the system and cooling system."
  • "I have mixed feelings about the pricing and licensing. I believe that when you sell a UPS, and considering the UPS is a lifeline to a lot of the major corporations, the monitoring solution should be part of the package automatically, out-the-door. If you have to raise that price on the UPS an extra $5,000, then do so at that moment. Don't have that as an extra offer after the UPS has been sold. I believe that all UPSs need to have high availability, all the latest software installed, and be ready to go out-the-door."
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    Top Answer:The battery life seems to be pretty good. I don't have a lot of experience with other units of its size, but it does a good job of keeping our unit up.
    Top Answer:I think the batteries are based on lead-acid technology so they have to be replaced every five years, but with the new lithium-ion battery technology that is available, it might be good if, at some… more »
    Top Answer:We have unstable power in our area and we have a medical device called a Linear Accelerator that we use to deliver radiation to patients. The unstable power was disrupting our operations and the UPS… more »
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    Also Known As
    Eaton Powerware, Powerware 9300 Series
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    Eaton UPS is a power management provider that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of uninterruptible power supply, backup power, power distribution, and power management solutions, which protect you from a host of threats, including power outages, surges, and lightning strikes. Eaton’s offerings are designed to deliver superior flexibility, maximum efficiency, and unprecedented reliability for network closets, server rooms, and data centers of all sizes.

    Eaton UPS Key Features

    Eaton’s power quality portfolio encompasses a comprehensive offering of power management solutions all from a single-source provider.

    • Complete backup solution: Protect against all nine power problems: power failures, power sags, power surges, under-voltage, electrical line noise, over-voltage, frequency variation, switching transients, and harmonic distortion. Minimize the risk for component stress, burned circuit boards, data crashes, and program failures.

    • LCD display: LCD interface for viewing current UPS status, feature adjustments, alarm settings, and servicing lockouts.

    • Central monitoring and event management: Monitor your entire system using Eaton’s web-based dashboard from a single screen to see a real-time picture of power quality and energy usage. From the dashboard you can set up and manage alarms and system events.

    • Comprehensive reporting: Eaton’s reporting feature allows you to see past individual measurements, trend graphs, and events. It analyzes the complex data from multiple sites and automatically consolidates the information into simple graphical reports.

    • Ethernet connectivity: Connect your Eaton UPS directly to your Ethernet network and to the internet and monitor it from your desktop without installing any additional software.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Eaton UPS stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its extensive monitoring and reporting tools, its scalability, and that it is a stable and very reliable product.

    Brad G., a technical services manager at a government company, notes, “The fact that they're reliable and that they notify us whenever the line power drops are the only things we really need. All our UPS's have been available and up whenever power outages have happened. So far, the battery life, from my observation, seems better than average. It was one of the features that Eaton had described to us. They have a certain way of charging the batteries and keeping them charged so that they actually last longer.”

    Juno C., a radiation oncologist at East Oregon Cancer Center, writes, "The battery life seems to be pretty good. I don't have a lot of experience with other units of its size, but it does a good job of keeping our unit up. There is no active power management. It just keeps the power up. We haven't had any power failures that are long enough to completely drain the battery. It's been good for small power failures. In addition, I can access the built-in webpage on the UPS and use that to look at the status. It's on all the time and monitoring. It gives us an email once a month telling us that our device is working properly. It will also list the power events that happened in that month."

    Liebert NX with Softscale is a true on-line, double conversion, three-phase UPS that delivers complete, centralized power protection for mission-critical systems. Liebert NX UPS provides in both Eco-mode and double conversion mode with hot-rectifier operation and flexibility with SoftScale capacity upgrades. This protection solution offers a dynamic response, avoids potential battery damage while procuring fast seamless transitions, and still delivers significant energy savings.

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    Sample Customers
    Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Sandia National Laboratories, University of Illinois, Virginia Tech
    Top Industries
    Healthcare Company25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise50%

    Eaton UPS is ranked 1st in Data Center Power Solutions with 7 reviews while Liebert NX is ranked 4th in Data Center Power Solutions. Eaton UPS is rated 9.4, while Liebert NX is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Eaton UPS writes "Using health checks, we are immediately notified if anything is happening". On the other hand, Eaton UPS is most compared with Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT, Schneider Electric-APC Symmetra PX, Emerson Network Power Npower, Gamatronic Mega Power+ and MGE Galaxy, whereas Liebert NX is most compared with Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT, Schneider Electric-APC Symmetra PX and Emerson Network Power Npower.

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