Schneider Electric Introduces the Most Sustainable Modular Single-Phase UPS of its Kind

July 04 23:14 2022

July 4, 2022 – BOSTON – Schneider Electric™, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation and the World’s Most Sustainable Corporation in 2021, as ranked by Corporate Knights, introduces APC Smart-UPS Modular Ultra, the most sustainable uninterruptible power supply (UPS) of its kind. This UPS provides customers with more scalable power in the smallest footprint, freeing up space for critical IT, or other equipment while maximizing uptime and lowering total cost of ownership.

  • APC™ Smart-UPS™ Modular Ultra — reinventing the modular UPS as the industry’s smallest, lightest and most powerful modular 5-20kW UPS with Lithium-ion technology
  • With the acceleration of digital technology and the evolution of the edge, Schneider Electric continues to unveil innovation that meets IT infrastructure challenges of resiliency, security, sustainability, and adaptability for the edge, distributed and hybrid IT environments
  • EcoStruxure™ Ready cloud-based capability provides visibility and peace of mind, optimizing performance and enabling UPS monitoring and management anywhere, anytime

With APC Smart-UPS Modular Ultra, Schneider Electric completely reinvents the single-phase modular UPS category to meet evolving customer needs around distributed edge computing and hybrid IT environments. This latest innovation builds upon the ground-breaking introduction of the APC Smart-UPS Ultra, available today in the US, Canada and Japan, and entering European and Asian markets at the end of 2022.

Designed to help IT professionals and solution providers face ongoing IT deployment pain points in edge and distributed IT, Smart-UPS Modular Ultra is the first single-phase modular UPS with Lithium-ion technology. Its highly modular, scalable and redundant design provides up to 2.5x more power density than any comparable modular UPS. Higher power capacity in the smallest footprint, longer battery life and lower Total Cost of Ownership enables customers to scale and add resiliency as the business needs change.

Meeting today’s IT infrastructure challenges

Organizations are relying on digital technologies to scale at the edge. As they create new products and services for customers or improve customer experience, they must also become more operationally efficient and sustainable by transitioning to digital-first connected operations.

Worldwide spending on edge computing is expected to reach $176 billion in 2022, increasing 14.8% over 2021. According to a newly commissioned IDC white paper in partnership with Schneider Electric, while edge computing is a significant enabler of the digital-first paradigm, cybersecurity, reliability and skills remain top challenges when transitioning to a digital-first connected ecosystem.

“To meet the evolving needs of today’s digital world, the local, regional and cloud data centers of the future must be designed to be sustainable, resilient, efficient and adaptable. The introduction of the Smart-UPS Modular Ultra further strengthens the innovative Smart-UPS Ultra portfolio with 3kW and 5kW UPSs and now the Modular Ultra 5-20kW,” said Tarunjeet Sarao, Senior Vice President, Transactional & Edge Line of Business at Schneider Electric. “Smart-UPS Modular Ultra, the most sustainable modular UPS in the industry, provides a whole new level of resiliency and power protection with scalable power in an unmatched size, 50% smaller than any comparable UPS. The result is best-in-class power protection in a scalable and redundant design that saves space, time and money.”

Smart-UPS Modular Ultra has more power in the smallest footprint to enable more space at the edge

At 50% smaller, 60% lighter and 2.5x more power density than comparable offerings, Smart-UPS Modular Ultra is the smallest, lightest and most powerful modular 5-20kW UPS within the industry. With its next-generation semiconductor technology, Smart-UPS Modular Ultra’s innovative compact design provides customers with more space for critical IT infrastructure and other equipment. Its modular design delivers scalable power protection, and for the first time, enterprises can benefit from up to 20kW power protection within a single-phase modular UPS.

Smart-UPS Modular Ultra’s design enables companies to scale their power and runtime needs supporting ongoing business growth and delivering best-in-class power protection without compromising sustainability. Its component modularity allows fast installation, increased serviceability and higher resiliency.

Increased sustainability with lower Total Cost of Ownership

The Smart-UPS Modular Ultra is designed for circularity and lithium-ion technology, enabling the highest embodied carbon reduction of any UPS in its class. This innovative, sustainable and scalable UPS will be Green Premium™ Certified, Schneider Electric’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

Smart-UPS Modular Ultra’s Lithium-ion batteries provides up to 3x the battery life of VRLA UPS and do not need to be replaced under normal operating conditions. Lithium-ion helps companies save on costs such as battery replacements, reducing time and money spent on maintenance. Further, with a five-year warranty, Smart-UPS Modular Ultra saves on your Total Cost of Ownership over 10 years.

APC Smart-UPS Modular Ultra is EcoStruxure™ Ready, allowing for cloud-based or on-premise monitoring and management, data-driven recommendations and enhanced visibility across multiple UPS devices and sites with EcoStruxure IT solutions. Connectivity is available via the Network Management Card.

Smart-UPS Modular Ultra available in the second half of 2022 in US, Canada and Japan

Smart-UPS Modular Ultra will be available in the second half of 2022 in US, Canada and Japan, followed by additional markets in 2023. To learn more about the Smart-UPS Modular Ultra, visit

About Schneider Electric

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

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About EcoStruxure

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. It delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for customers. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver innovation at every level. This includes connected products, edge computing control and apps, analytics, and services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in more than 480,000 sites, with the support of more than 20,000 system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through over 40 digital services.

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About Green PremiumTM label

Green Premium is Schneider Electric’s commitment to delivering products with best-in-class environmental performance. Green Premium promises compliance with the latest regulations, transparency on environmental impacts, as well as circular and low-CO2 products. Schneider Electric is committed to delivering 80% of product revenues with Green Premium by the end of 2025.

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