Mission-critical systems are typically backed up with power electronics and energy storage to insure that applications remain powered during utility blackouts. As with most insurance products, low cost is one of the most important factors in the customer’s backup power purchase decision.
The lowest cost backup power system, however, is almost never the cheapest to buy. That’s because capital cost is only a fraction of the total cost of power protection.
The reason the cheapest power protection equipment is almost never the lowest total cost solution is that the single largest cost related to backup power is failure. Poor quality backup power equipment fails at a higher rate than well-designed, high quality backup power equipment. When it fails, power protection equipment is worse than useless. It generates a huge negative return on investment. In addition to costly application failure, users must endure additional capital investment to replace the original failed power protection equipment.
SENS’ core contribution is delivering extremely high quality power protection systems at the lowest total cost. We do this by delivering power electronics of the highest reliability, providing advance warning of predictable storage battery deterioration, and minimizing customer costs to specify, purchase, receive, install, operate, manage and maintain their non-stop power system.
Examples of how SENS reduces customer costs:
- Product reliability: SENS’ flagship NRG and IQ battery chargers deliver observed field failure rates in excess of 3 million and 1 million hours, respectively.
- Delivery reliability: For years, SENS has delivered in excess of 98% of products on time. The less than 2% late are tardy by typically a couple of days.
- Customer cost avoidance: By integrating all system elements in a single cabinet, SENS PowerCab slashes customer costs: SENS is the single point of contact which reduces transaction cost. Customers receive one single unit, cutting receiving cost. The simple package and easy wiring slash installation costs. Eliminating handling of heavy batteries minimizes risk of costly workplace injuries.
- Reduced OpEx: SENS IQ chargers operate at higher efficiency than some popular competing units. For a charger delivering continuous 1.2 KW, the annual savings of 7.5% better efficiency is 1,139 KWH/year. Cost savings over a 20-year life for electricity costing $0.10 per KWH would be $2,278, or a large portion of the charger’s purchase price.
- Peace of mind: SENS invests heavily in third-party audits and agency compliance services, so you don’t have to. Learn more here.