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Data center UPS battery management 101 – battery configurations in data centers

This is the second in a series of units that will educate the reader on the part played by a battery in an uninterruptible power system (UPS). Battery types In our introductory unit we pointed out that lead-acid batteries are [...]

November 13th, 2017|Tags: |

Data center UPS battery management 101 – all things big and small

This is the first in a series of units that will educate the reader on the part played by a battery in an uninterruptible power system (UPS). The three main subsystems of a UPS are: 1) Rectifier/charger - Converts alternating [...]

October 27th, 2017|

UPS battery monitoring enters new era

Auckland, New Zealand. 24 August 2017. PowerShield, market leaders in the provision of UPS battery management systems, today announced the release of PowerShield 8, a component-based solution that signals a new era in the protection of UPS battery backup systems. [...]

August 25th, 2017|Tags: |

Does investing in a battery management system stack-up?

The growth of the digital economy globally is fuelling the economic importance of data centres. Consequently, consistency of data centre performance is increasingly something upon which organisations are critically dependent. No data centre can throw endless sums of money towards [...]

August 4th, 2017|Tags: |

Completing full battery tests during commission can save your company’s reputation

When battery tests are not battery tests In this digital age the performance of data centres is increasingly critical to an organisation’s reputation, in almost every industry sector. That puts immense pressure on data centres to perform, and makes the [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Tags: |

PowerShield launching exciting new product at Data Center World 2017

One of the biggest international data conferences, Data Center World, is coming up and the team at PowerShield are looking forward to unveiling an exciting new product to help you get maximum juice out of your batteries. Introducing the PowerShield [...]

March 22nd, 2017|

Interested in joining our team?

We have no current vacancies but if you're interested in joining the PowerShield team email an expression of interest together with a current CV to

November 14th, 2016|

PowerShield Signs MOU with Sri Lanka’s Assidua Technologies

PowerShield and Assidua Technologies last week, 26 February 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding enabling Assidua to distribute PowerShield’s specialist battery monitoring systems throughout Sri Lanka. The signing took place in the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and was witnessed by [...]

October 19th, 2016|

The cost of data center outages

UPS system failure, including UPS and batteries, is the No. 1 cause of unplanned data center outages, accounting for one-quarter of all such events. This is according to the 2016 Cost of Data Center Outages report published by Emerson Network [...]

September 19th, 2016|

PowerShield celebrates the opening of its new manufacturing operation

Callaghan Innovation Chief Executive Dr Mary Quin officially opened the new PowerShield factory in Auckland, New Zealand at a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday, 1 October 2015. PowerShield is an Auckland-based specialist battery monitoring company and has formed a joint venture with an [...]

September 19th, 2016|