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Making the right choice

The KINOLT KS® is such a simple piece of equipment that one might think of it as a conventional generator-set. It is made up of a diesel engine that is coupled to a kinetic energy accumulator, via an electromagnetic clutch. The kinetic energy accumulator is the combination of a kinetic energy accumulator and a synchronous machine.

Dynamic UPS* advantages


✓ Financial

  • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Smallest footprint in the industry
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Modular and scalable solutions

✓ Technical and operational

  • Natural ventilation
  • Operating temperature range up to 40°C
  • Elimination of batteries
  • No degradation with use
  • Low voltage and medium voltage designs
  • Capability to supply high short circuit currents

✓ Service & Maintenance

  • System overhaul every 10 years
  • Over 20 years’ operating life
  • Easier maintenance
  • Reduced waste and carbon footprint

* Using kinetic/flywheel energy

Static UPS** challenges


✘ Financial

  • Increased total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Extensive cooling systems to maximise battery life
  • Lower power density
  • More floor space required

✘ Technical and operational

  • Frequent use degrades lifespan
  • Reduced autonomy during the recharging time of the batteries
  • Batteries are the most common reason for data centre outages

✘ Service & Maintenance

  • Battery replacement every 3 to 5 years
  • Limited lifetime < 10 years
  • Extensive maintenance and monitoring
  • Tons of waste (replaced batteries and capacitors) and lead-acid chemicals

** Using lead-acid batteries