Sony Unveils New UPS with $26k, 200lb Battery for Businesses

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You might think of Sony more for their elegantly designed consumer electronics; their thin laptops and and high-end HD televisions still carry a certain cachet. This product, however, sits all by itself. Known as the ESSP-200, the new battery holds up to a whopping 2.4kWh of electricity…enough for most to finish and save their work.

This combination of UPS and battery all in one will run you a substantial price, too – almost $26,000 for the standard package. For some companies, though, that piece of mind is more than worth the 5-digit cost. Inside, the backup contains 2.4kWh of energy; that’s enough to let a number of smaller desktops run for several hours after the power goes out.

Sony ESSP-2000 2.4kWh

One of the most exciting features of the new battery is its charge time. Sony claims that the system can be restored to 95% energy capacity after charging for just twor hours. All of that high-speed charging and storage doesn’t come cheap, however, and this time it’s paid for by the weight – the new Sony battery will weigh close to two hundred pounds. 

At max load, the device’s six outlets can hold a maximum of 1000VA. Those outlets can be extended, too, by plugging a powerstrip into the ESSP-2000, then whatever you need into a powerstrip. While the likelihood of Japan being struck by a series of natural disasters anywhere near the equal of those experienced in the last few months, it’s clear that the Japanese people are not going to get caught with their pants down should it happen again.

Diasters like those are precisely why a monstrous box such as this was developed. In situations like that, a sudden loss of power can lead to catastrophic losses in reveneue for an enterprise. Having the opportunity to save your current project and then safely power down can be a lifesavery (sometimes literally) for people. 

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