Lithium-ion Batteries vs. Valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries
Industry experts are predicting lithium-ion batteries (LIB) have the potential to revolutionize data center facility design. Still, data center professionals have legitimate questions about the operational and safety aspects of this emerging technology and how it compares to traditional valve-regulated, lead-acid (VRLA) batteries.
This month’s paper reviews the advantages and disadvantages of LIB compared to VRLA in UPS applications and presents an overview of the codes and standards related to applying LIB safely within the critical infrastructure industry.