ABB launches medium-voltage power protection technology in UK and US

30 March 2017

ABB’s PCS120 MV UPS was introduced to the market in London, at Data Centre World, and in Houston, Texas, at ABB’s largest customer event, ABB Customer World.

ABB’s PCS120 MV UPS is a next-generation medium-voltage uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for multi-megawatt power protection that is based on the flexible ZISC (Impedance Isolated Static Converter) architecture. By adopting power protection at medium voltage, facility operators benefit from greater energy efficiency as lower currents at medium voltage mean smaller cables and lower losses. The transition from low voltage to medium voltage is a natural progression of power protection for large sized critical power facilities.

“With the world’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality power, driven by increases in industrial automation and large data centers, we are launching a solution well aligned to our customers’ needs,” says Perry Field, ABB’s Global Product Line Manager for Power Conditioning. “We look forward to taking this technology developed in New Zealand to the rest of the world.”

ZISC, a revolutionary power conditioning and uninterruptible power supply architecture that supplies continuous clean power, and provides protection from a broad spectrum of utility voltage events. It is based on an isolating line reactor coupled with high-performance ABB power converters and advanced control. It provides unmatched reliability, high performance and class-leading efficiency.