The Eaton 9SX is intended to be a direct form, fit and function replacement of the Eaton 9130 Tower with some key enhancements:
· Updated 5-button graphical menu
· EBM detection cable
· NETWORK-M2 compatibility
· RPO/ROO/Signal Input port
· SHUT protocol (moving away from XCP) for direct serial/USB communications
There are multiple 9SX platforms, which each have their own configuration of internal batteries. The 9SX 700VA and 1000VA use (3) internal batteries, the 1500VA utilizes (4) internal batteries, and the 2000VA and 3000VA models use (8) batteries. All models except the 9SX 700VA have a compatible external battery module with twice the number of batteries as the UPS. Keep in mind that adding batteries increases the stored energy for more runtime and does not increase the load carrying capacity of the UPS.
For more information about the runtimes of specific 9SX UPS models, visit Eaton's interactive runtime graphs library.
There are several load management and energy saving features built into Eaton products, including the 9SX.
Load segments – These are outlet groups that are controllable and programmable through the front LCD menu or Web/SNMP card. Segments can be programmed to turn off after a certain amount of time on battery, saving runtime for more critical equipment. Timing is manually programmed through the Web/SNMP card. Additionally, load segments are often used to quickly cycle the power of a remote server or switch that is stuck, eliminating the need for a service call.
VM management – For applications with servers and virtualization, Eaton can shutdown virtual machines through IPM software or even move virtual machines to other locations. This works much like load segmentation, but is done virtually through the network. Read more for more about virtual machine shutdown through IPM.