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APC Expands Its Innovative MGE Galaxy 5000 UPS Product Line in North America
Posted on Monday, September 29, 2008

The MGE Galaxy 5000 Enables Easy Scalability from 40kVA to 520kVA

WEST KINGSTON, R.I. — September 29, 2008 — APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced the release of the MGE Galaxy 5000 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for the North American market. Designed for flexibility to meet the needs of many environments, the MGE Galaxy 5000 UPS line also offers paralleling capability, without the need for an external static switch, to enable scalability for increased capacity or redundancy. This new solution, which can boost capacity from 40kVA up to 520kVA, allows IT and facilities managers to respond to increasing demands placed on power infrastructure in growing facilities.

“The widespread use of blade servers and similar flexible architectures requires adaptable solutions to address critical power needs,” said Dave Guidette, senior vice president, Enterprise Systems and Service, APC. “By introducing the MGE Galaxy 5000 systems into North America, we are providing our customers with a very cost effective means to meet these needs, while redundancy options assure the highest level of power protection.”

The on-line, three-phase MGE Galaxy 5000 offers scalable power protection using innovative high availability topology to protect all critical loads. Single module systems are available with 40kVA to 130kVA power ratings.

Relying on advanced inverter technology to restrict total harmonic distortion to less than 5 percent, the MGE Galaxy 5000 delivers clean reliable power even in the harshest of electrical environments. A 100 percent step-load capability ensures a fast response to load changes with accurate voltage regulation. In addition, the MGE Galaxy 5000 incorporates fault tolerant circuitry that protects the UPS from accidental short circuits usually caused by load side failures or overloads.

Energy shortages and increasing power demands require full generator compatibility for many critical installations. To meet this requirement, the MGE Galaxy 5000’s distortion-free power factor corrected input boasts the industry’s best generator compatibility that improves efficiency and eliminates the need to significantly oversize connected generators for reliable operation with the UPS.

The versatile MGE Galaxy 5000 interfaces with the industry’s leading universal communication protocols and incorporates four communication slots to support SNMP, J-Bus/ModBus and RS232-RS485 protocols for easy interfacing with most devices. With the available Solution-Pac power management software, the MGE Galaxy 5000 can monitor and gracefully control and shutdown multiple servers over a network, while free MGE UPS Web-Pac software enables remote monitoring via the Internet.

The MGE Galaxy 5000 can support applications from data centers, computer rooms, Industrial applications, medical imaging applications as well as factory floor and electrical room installed applications. Now available in North America, the MGE Galaxy 5000 is UL-1778 and cUL (Canada) listed. For more information on APC’s line of MGE UPS systems, visit or call 800-877-4080.

About APC

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2007 revenue of $3.5 billion (€2.4 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC’s InfraStruXure® architecture the industry’s most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Schneider Electric, with 120,000 employees and operations in 102 countries, had 2007 annual sales of $25 billion (€17.3 billion). For more information on APC, please visit All trademarks are the property of their owners.


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