CAMBRIDGE, UK LEM launched its Sentinel III portfolio of battery monitoring components, aimed at UPS installations in data centres.
The company observed that nearly 50% of data loss comes from power problems and that 80% of power problems come from organizationís own electrical power infrastructure, not from utilities, with 75% of UPS failures due to faulty batteries.
The Sentinel III set of components are used to create a simple to install and intuitive solution for continuous battery monitoring within mission critical installations such as hospitals, airports and data centres.
It enables remote system monitoring via secure internet connection, the Sentinel units are DIN rail mountable, with an external temperature patch that reduces installation time. One Sentinel unit is mounted per battery bloc, measuring the voltage, temperature, and impedance of the bloc.
The units support voltage ranges from 0.9 to 16V, and can be daisy-chained to a S-Box battery data logger control unit, up to 254 Sentinel units.
The Sentinel solution comprises transducers, data loggers and software components to create a comprehensive, yet simple and cost effective, standby battery monitoring solution (SBM).
In order to extend the functionality of the existing Sentinel, the S-BOX data logger features an embedded webserver, which enables administrators to monitor installations remotely.
Users can set up an alarm for each of the parameters measured by the transducers connected to the S-BOX. As well as instant alarms the S-BOX can also provide a weekly report to the administrator, containing all daily measurements and critical system information.
The S-BOX is DIN rail mounted too and includes software for simple configuration and remote monitoring.
More information on the company's website
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