Compare Eaton UPS vs. Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT

Eaton UPS is ranked 1st in Data Center Power Solutions with 7 reviews while Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT is ranked 2nd in Data Center Power Solutions. Eaton UPS is rated 8.8, while Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT is rated 0. The top reviewer of Eaton UPS writes "Energy Saver System allows the batteries to rest, at times doubling battery longevity and providing enormous cost avoidance". On the other hand, Eaton UPS is most compared with Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT, Liebert NX and Schneider Electric-APC Symmetra PX, whereas Schneider Electric-APC Smart-UPS VT is most compared with Eaton UPS, Emerson Network Power Npower and MGE Galaxy.
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When you bid them out, they're all within a single-digit percentage point of each other... The cost of Eaton's service is competitive because we bid it out. I bid the service for all my units on campus: APCs, Lieberts, Eatons, because we've got a big hodgepodge of everything. Eaton won on price.The cost per unit, as a rough estimate, is $300,000 per UPS 750-block.It saves our company money. Because if there is an outage, it is approximately $1 million a minute for an outage. Since we are a very large credit union, outages would be very expensive for us.I have a maintenance contract with Eaton, which has been very good. The notifications that we receive, we use email to my team, and they work well.They are around $50,000 to $70,000 depending on the options and the modules that we get.It has been more of a cost of doing business and maintaining our systems. We use it more as an insurance policy to ensure that our medical records stay up and running. The loss of revenue would have a bigger impact to our organization if our systems were not up and operating. An outage over a 24-hour period could easily be in the $300,000 range, which would be pretty substantial. We are a three million square foot hospital with 380 beds, so it would impact us quickly.The UPSs are saving us approximately $50,000 a year.

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Eaton Powerware, Powerware 9300 SeriesSmart-UPS VT
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Overview

Eaton is a power management company that offers a comprehensive portfolio of UPS 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. Regardless of your industry or business, you can count on Eaton to help you manage the growing demands of your work -- and your life. For more information, visit Eaton.com/backuppower.

Smart-UPS VT offers centralized three-phase power protection with the reliability of the award winning Smart-UPS family. Ideal for small data centers, large retail stores, regional offices, and dense power requirements, the Smart-UPS VT includes dual-mains input, automatic and maintenance bypasses, and scalable runtime with hot-swappable batteries for increased availability. The rack mounted version maximizes valuable floor space by incorporating UPS, power distribution, and additional battery capacity in a single rack. Low cost of ownership is achieved through best-in-class efficiency and a reduction in rating of electrical infrastructure - wires, transformers, and generators due the Smart-UPS VT's Soft Start feature. The APC Network Management Card with temperature monitoring provides remote monitoring and management through a simple Web/SNMP interface and provides integration with InfraStruXure Manager. Serviceability is greatly enhanced by user-replaceable batteries, manageable extended run frames and included start-up and standard onsite warranty services. All these features make the Smart-UPS VT the easiest UPS in its class to deploy, manage and maintain.
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