Vertiv has introduced the Vertiv NetSure Inverter series, a space-saving system that powers AC and DC loads in a single sub-rack with a common battery bank. The system provides DC and AC power from a common platform using a single control unit, eliminating the need for separate controllers for the DC power system and the inverter. The 230 VAC system is available in Asia, EMEA and Latin America, and a 120 VAC system will be available in the Americas in early 2022.

Building on Vertiv’s long history and broad portfolio of both AC and DC power solutions, the NetSure Inverter series is a fully integrated system comprised of an AC and DC distribution panel, NetSure Control Unit, and eSure rectifiers and inverters. Working in concert, the system provides zero transfer time between AC mains and DC battery sources, delivering extremely reliable backup for critical loads. The NetSure inverter module has the industry’s best power density in its class at 23 watts per cubic inch (1.4W/cm3) and leverages that in a compact footprint to deliver peak efficiency of up to 96.3 per cent. The module is hardened for the high-temperature environments up to 80 degrees Celsius where it will be deployed routinely, specifically those in the telecommunications access space and at the edge of the network.

Commenting on the development, Henrik Nilén, director of global DC power offerings for Vertiv, said, “As 5G adoption expands and more computing is introduced into traditional DC-powered environments, including access sites and edge deployments, the need to reliably and efficiently manage both AC and DC loads increases”. “For the growing number of edge sites, availability is key and space is precious. With a single battery bank supporting both AC and DC loads and market-leading inverter module power density, the Vertiv NetSure Inverter system will optimize space and enable outstanding site availability.”

With a single control system, the NetSure Inverter series requires no additional training for network operators and no investment in additional controls, while eliminating equipment and reducing maintenance costs. By providing clear visibility into both AC and DC loads, it enables more accurate capacity planning and management, and maximum availability. For existing DC power sites, a NetSure Inverter system add-on cassette is available, with complete front access, including three inverter modules, AC distribution and a control unit – all in a 1U high, 19-inch wide sub-rack.

Vertiv has a long history in both AC and DC power, with broad portfolios of AC-powered IT infrastructure solutions and DC-powered telecom infrastructure solutions. That deep expertise was critical to the development of the NetSure Inverter Series and the industry’s most power-dense inverter module.

Commenting on the development, Dinesh Dhut, senior director, DC power / OSP, offering management for India and SEA Market, Vertiv, said, “India is rapidly establishing infrastructure to enable 5G, and has already begun 5G trials in a number of cities. As we transition to the next generation of mobile network, the need for organizations to adopt cloud computing is skyrocketing”. “Vertiv’s new NetSure Inverter System provides the right infrastructure for this new generation of sites with both AC and DC requirements, to avoid downtime while saving space.”