FSP Intros New Backup Power Units And PSUs

One of the many booths that we visited at Computex 2015 was FSP's, a significant PSU and UPS manufacturer. We had the chance to take a closer look at the company's ION Mate energy storage systems, which come in 5.2 kWh, 7.9 kWh and 10.5 kWh capacities and support both AC and PV (Photovoltaic) inputs.

FSP also had another fresh product under the code name FSP PP0915ADN/PP0915EZN: the suitcase-like Domestic Backup Power System with lithium ion battery cells that provides 870 Wh in the form of AC/DC power for any kind of purpose. This power system employs an advanced Battery Management System (BMS), and it's easy to transport because of its design. In addition, it offers quiet operation because it doesn't use any fans. After a quick look, the Domestic Backup Power System's major downside is its price, at $2,100.

Another similar product, under the code name FSP DP2415ADN/DP2415EZN, is a bigger suitcase that is able to provide up to 2.6 kWh. This backup power unit also employs advanced BMS and costs $3,300. Both backup power products have fast charging/discharging rates and great conversion efficiencies (at 90 percent).

At Computex, FSP also introduced the Champ Series UPS line, which includes three units with 1KVA, 2KVA and 3 KVA capacities. These products have an output power factor that reaches 0.9 and feature an ECO Mode for energy saving.

In the PSU section, we noticed a redundant PSU compatible with the ATX factor, meaning that it can be accommodated by any normal case that can house a desktop PSU measuring 19 cm in length. Because we were skeptical about the possible usage scenarios of such a product, FSP told us that some small companies, though they want to use a redundant PSU for their servers, still want to go with a normal case and not a server chassis, which costs significantly more. For such needs this new product looks ideal, indeed. 

We also noticed a Platinum 1.5 kW unit with the code number FSP-1500-A0AGPBF and six +12V rails with 40 A max current output each. The minor rails are very strong with 150 W max combined power, while the 5VSB rail can deliver up to 4 A.

Another interesting unit was a low capacity Titanium PSU, which according to FSP is mostly for system integrators and not for the retail sale channel. This PSU (model number is FSP400-60AGTAA) has compact dimensions and utilizes an active clamp forward topology. It will be a highly affordable PSU, and we are looking forward to reviewing it once it is ready for mass production.

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Aris Mpitziopoulos
Contributing Editor

Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.