Saft introduces Flex’ion
Li-ion battery system that is designed for high-power UPS (uninterruptible
power supply) applications in mission-critical facilities, including oil and
gas installations, and data centers. The battery system features a reduced
footprint, with one-third of the volume and one-sixth of the weight compared to
lead-acid designs and 10 times more cycle life and maintenance-free cells,
while providing 20 years calendar life.


The company says that it
delivers a reduced total cost of ownership and close to 100% charge/discharge
efficiency that reduces power consumption. The system includes an intuitive
human/machine interface and a front-panel visual indication of the battery’s

The system architecture includes battery modules, a battery management
system (BMS), and a proprietary Intelli-Connect power box. The battery modules
fit standard 19-in. racks and are mounted in Saft-designed cabinets. The BMS
offers monitoring capabilities including system state-of-charge (SoC) and state-of-health
(SoH). The system can adjust power, operating voltage, and backup time. It is
available as a full system or as a kit of sub-components to be integrated with
power electronic equipment.