Eaton Corporation plc

07/15/2021 | Press release | Archived content

Eaton delivers new lithium-ion innovation for secure, connected backup power in critical edge environments

July 15, 2021

RALEIGH, NC … Power management company Eaton today announced the global launch of the 9PX lithium-ion uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Building on its leadership in delivering innovative lithium-ion battery capabilities in backup power solutions, Eaton's new UPS provides longer battery life and a smaller footprint than valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery-powered UPS technology, making it ideal for distributed, 'edge' environments and light industrial applications ranging from healthcare to education.

'Digital transformation is reshaping work across industries and more companies now rely on distributed IT infrastructure to bring data closer to end users,' said Sami Hussaini, product manager, UPS 9 series, Eaton. 'As this happens, the need for reliable backup power has never been more critical. Our 9PX lithium-ion UPS continues our commitment to building lithium-ion capabilities into UPS solutions, enabling greater business continuity and always-on power in environments with limited on-site IT support.'

Lithium-ion battery technology has emerged as a transformative innovation for UPSs in edge environments, as its longer battery life allows for a 'set it and forget it' approach that requires little on-site support from IT staff, data center professionals or maintenance personnel.

Eaton's 9PX lithium-ion UPS offers seamless integration for virtual-machine-centric management and disaster preparedness in the event of outages. It has a life expectancy of eight to 10 years with increased reliability and a smaller footprint compared to VRLA-powered UPSs. Customers can purchase the UPS with Eaton's Gigabit Network Card (Network-M2), enabling secure, connected capabilities and compatibility with Eaton's PredictPulse™ remote monitoring service for real-time power monitoring and management.

The 9PX lithium-ion UPS is now available to global customers. To learn more about the solution, visit To learn about Eaton's full range of innovative power management technologies, visit

Eaton's electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; power quality, back-up power and energy storage; control and automation; life safety and security; structural solutions; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer customers' most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton's mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power - more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton's 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 94,000 employees. For more information, visit

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