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India rolls out world’s largest UPS project based on lithium-ion battery
Chennai-based supplier of uninterrupted power Supply (UPS) systems Consul Neowatt today announced it has started the world’s largest deployment of lithium-ion UPS solution in Andhra Pradesh.
The firm said it was supplying UPS systems -- a device that provides battery backup when the electrical power fails or drops -- with lithium-ion battery to power the Internet Protocol CCTV cameras that were being installed across the state as part of a government programme for enhanced safety.
Sriram Ramakrishnan, chief executive officer and managing director, Consul Neowatt said: “Our customer came to us with the stringent requirement of a long life and maintenance-free UPS solution for outdoor environment to power the CCTV cameras, which are spread over length and breadth of Andhra Pradesh.”
The company said that the decision to go with lithium-ion batteries instead of the conventional lead acid batteries was taken keeping in mind the life of the battery in high heat condition and also because the lithium-ion battery had a lower weight and smaller footprint compared to lead acid batteries.
“The in-house R&D team at Consul Neowatt evaluated and selected a lithium-ion battery technology, which can withstand higher ambient temperatures and has five times more cyclic life than valve-regulated lead acid batteries,” Ramakrishnan added.
This project requires a 24-hour operation of the cameras installed on poles in key areas across the state, which needs an assured power supply. Consul Neowatt was also supplying high power three-phase UPS for command control centres (CCC) in all the districts of Andhra Pradesh for this project.
All the UPS supplied for this project are Internet of Things ready and would be monitored at the district CCC along with the video feed from the IP CCTV cameras to ensure uninterrupted operations of the cloud-based surveillance system, the firm said.