Power Control makes the most of valuable space at Howdens

The solution and results

As the number of power disturbances continues to rise many businesses are choosing to further bolster their power protection by adding further redundancy. This was recommended by Power Control for Howdens.

To achieve this and increase operational efficiency Power Control supplied, installed and commissioned a modular Huawei UPS5000-E 125kW Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system.

The online double conversion Huawei UPS5000-E not only meets the efficiency and resilience criteria but also provides a very flexible scalable option that can be expanded as the business grows.

Working with one of the country’s largest systems integrators, Dimension Data, the solution put forward by Power Control provides both redundancy and increased efficiency without any impact on the existing electrical infrastructure.

Following the completion of all due diligence, which included a witness test at Power Control’s dedicated testing facility, the order was placed and the project finalised within a very tight timeframe. All works were completed out of hours over a weekend to ensure minimal disruption and downtime. The new Huawei UPS5000-E solution is now supporting critical finance and administration data systems.

About the Product


Designed specifically for businesses with future expansion plans, the Huawei UPS5000-E is one of the most advanced modular solutions available. It combines intelligent battery management with hot-swappable modules, leading edge UPS technology and world-renowned manufacturing techniques.

The online double conversion Huawei UPS5000-E grows with a business, with no need for additional floor space. Advanced technology and superior modular design also make it easy to maintain – reducing maintenance costs and overall operating expenses.

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Following an assessment of the company’s existing UPS solution, we found that it was operating in a very inhospitable environment, which was having a detrimental effect on the life expectancy of the UPS batteries. In addition, as power was only being drawn from one battery string, the UPS was not a true N+1 solution. In conjunction with Dimension Data, we offered the Huawei UPS5000-E as a new sustainable UPS solution. Our client has advised us that they have been thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and engineering expertise demonstrated by both companies. The Huawei UPS5000-E solution is optimising power usage and providing improved resilience for not just the data centre but the entire facility. The Huawei UPS5000-E series is the perfect solution for our client’s business needs. The modular design of the UPS will allow them to expand its business at its current site, which is a huge benefit and will ultimately provide invaluable financial benefits.

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Rob Mather

Sales Director, Power Control

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