Eaton UPS Scalability

Bill_Johnson
VP of Colocation Data Center Operations at H5
They scale well. We use the 750 interval. I do have considerable information for the smaller modular systems which are great systems. I haven't found an application for them, but when I do I would love to have the opportunity to implement one. That's a valuable aspect, where you can actually do plug-and-play. You could expand a UPS system without taking down your primary load. View full review »
Ray Parpart
Director of Data Center Strategy & Operations at University of Chicago
The units I have are scalable, to a point. When putting in large units you spec for what the target capacity is. In the end one may delay some charging modules but all the core infrastructure, cable, footprint, etc, must be in place day one. If I'm buying one of these big 9395 units, I'm buying half-a-megawatt plus. Eaton makes a lot of scalable units. They make the 93PM and the 9395 now has some great options for scalability. The problem with scalability is, while they all do it, you're going to pay for it. If I'm going to go into an environment where I don't know what my load is going to, I don't want to buy two-and-a-half meg on day-one because I don't need it. But you've got to build everything for that on day-one: all the cables, the battery plans, the breakers; the frame has to be there. If you're willing to spend that, then great. Most of the time, even in today's environments, it's the little ones that are scalable. You can start out with 25 Kw and go to 150. But if I want to start out at half-a-meg, and I'm going to scale to two meg, that's a different animal. I can do that with both of them. If I'm willing to pay for it, they have options. Do I think Eaton has scalable products? Yes, I do. And they met the needs that I have had in the past. Do I see value in scalability? I have yet to realize in my environments. View full review »
Jim Hicks
Chief Building Engineer at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is great. You usually just swap in another power module. If we put in a 50 kVA unit and we want to upsize, or the customer wants to upsize, typically we can either just throw in one more power module to bring them up to double, or we just add another power module cabinet and then we add more capacity. View full review »
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David Cantrell
Director of Engineering at Children's of Alabama
Scalability has been pretty good. We were able to increase the battery. We only installed one battery cabinet, then we added a second one for additional capacity later on. That was a nice feature that others haven't been able to do. As of right now, we don't plans to purchase additional UPSs. However, that can change in the company depending on many factors. We have a Centralized UPS in all of our buildings. View full review »
Robby Vann
Facility Manager at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
The scalability is good. With the 9395s you can buy extra pieces that connect up to the UPS which will expand the capacity of the UPS. Then you have to buy extra batteries. But you can scale it from 250 all the way up to 1.1 megawatts. View full review »
VpComput517f
VP Computer Operations at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some of the models are much more scalable. Our module has an option where I can add a module to it, so it is pretty flexible. We currently have two Eaton UPSs on two different floors. One is a Powerware product, then Eaton purchased Powerware. We don't have any plans to purchase another right now, as there isn't a need. View full review »
Keith Collom
Smart Infrastructure Consultant BAS at Kaiser Permanente
The scalability is comparable. You can go very small or very big, so it's very good. View full review »
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