Four Promising Alternatives to the Lead Acid Battery

UPS makers have long been searching for an alternative standby power technology that's smaller, simpler and "greener" than lead acid batteries, yet no more expensive to operate. Today, that hunt just may be nearing its end. Several exciting new standby power solutions, all rapidly approaching mainstream commercial viability, appear poised to give the lead acid battery a run for its money. This white paper will explore the strengths, weaknesses and future prospects of four such technologies: Flywheels, ultracapacitors, fuel cells and lithium ion batteries.

Eaton | Systems Management
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