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Symmetra MW

Product Announcement from APC by Schneider Electric

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Think big, think scalable - The world's largest modular UPS Symmetra MW redefines high-power UPS technology as a modular, fault-tolerant UPS in the 400-1600 kilowatt range. Ideal for large data centers, complete buildings, healthcare and other critical facility protection requirements, the Symmetra MW can be scaled for rigorous and changing electrical demands. Symmetra MW provides increased availability through internal N+1 configurability, predictive failure notification and multi-module paralleling features. Setting a new standard for low cost of ownership Symmetra MW delivers best-in-class efficiency and a reduction in rating of electrical infrastructure- wires, transformers and generators. Slide-in/out power modules, manageable external batteries and self-diagnosing features greatly reduce mean time to repair. Combined with a wide range of line-up and match options Symmetra MW provides a customizable system in a standardized design for any large on-demand network-critical physical infrastructure.

Features & Benefits


  • Configurable for N+1 internal redundancy - Provides high availability through redundancy by allowing configuration with one more Power Module than is necessary to support the connected load
  • Power Modules connected in parallel - Enhances availability by allowing immediate, seamless recovery from isolated module failures
  • Modular design - Provides fast serviceability and reduced maintenance requirements via self-diagnosing, field-replaceable modules
  • Battery failure notification - Provides early-warning fault analysis on batteries enabling timely preventive maintenance
  • Audible alarms - Provides notification of changing utility power and UPS conditions
  • Network manageable - Provides remote management of the UPS over the network
  • Generator compatible - Ensures clean, uninterrupted power to protected equipment when generator power is used.


  • Scalable power capacity - Reduces UPS over-sizing costs today by allowing quick upgrades later
  • Scalable runtime - Allows additional run time to be quickly added as needed
  • Parallel-capacity capable - Increases total power capacity by using multiple UPSs simultaneously
  • Parallel-redundant capable - Power the connected equipment with multiple UPSs to increase system redundancy
  • Multiple cable-entry points - Provides flexibility of UPS placement in the room and easy access to install cabling to the terminal blocks
  • Front-access servicing - Simplifies installation and maintenance while minimizing space requirements

Total Cost of Ownership

  • Fully-rated power kVA equals kW - Reduces cost by eliminating the need for an oversized UPS for Power Factor Corrected (PFC) loads
  • Input power factor correction - Minimizes installation costs by enabling the use of smaller generators and cabling
  • Automatic self-test - Periodic battery self-test ensures early detection of a battery that needs to be replaced
  • Temperature-compensated battery charging - Prolongs battery life by regulating the charge voltage according to battery temperature
  • Manageable external batteries Reduces preventative maintenance service needs by monitoring the health and status of the external batteries and their expected runtime.
    Intelligent battery management Maximizes battery performance, life, and reliability through intelligent, precision charging.