When power is lost, don’t miss a bit.
The importance of uptime cannot be overstated for business PCs or field-deployed ones. Mini-PCs are increasing in popularity but remain vulnerable to power loss.
fit-Uptime is a miniature UPS designed for Compulab mini-PCs, Intel NUC and other. Compulab developed fit-Uptime after identifying that this is the single most important element for improving fit-PC dependability.
Reliability the simple way
Plug fit-Uptime cable into the mini-PC DC jack. Plug the PSU cable into fit-Uptime DC jack. Power-up PC.
fit-Uptime pays for itself in advance
Savings during development: less testing, shorter time-to-market
Regression testing for sudden power loss and taking measures to protect the system against anything from file-system corruption to bricking: This is one of the most difficult stages in development of a new system. With fit-Uptime you can assume near perfect uptime of the mini-PCs therefore reduce testing.
Project savings: long MTTF, reduced truck roll and RMA
Mean time to failure of a mini-PC protected by fit-Uptime is often long enough to neglect the failure events. With fit-Uptime project managers should observe significantly reduced truck-rolls, reduction in RMA and higher customer satisfaction due to better uptime.
fit-Uptime frequently asked questions (FAQ)
How fit-Uptime works?
What is the capacity of fit-Uptime?
When powered, fit-Uptime is powering the PC and charging its batteries simultaneously.
Why not just use a standard UPS?
Compared to a standard UPS, fit-Uptime is:
- Far smaller. fit-Uptime is much smaller and lighter. When using a mini-PC size and weight are often a major consideration.
- Much more efficient. DC-DC conversion used in fit-Uptime is far more efficient than AC-DC conversion. For typical load of mini-PCs fit-Uptime last longer than standard UPS 20 times its size.
- More reliable. Unlike a standard UPS, fit-Uptime is using Lithium Polymer batteries. When kept charged – as is the normal use case of fit-Uptime – these batteries show very little ageing. This allows Compulab to provide 5 year warranty on fit-Uptime.
What’s the difference from a cheaper battery pack?
With a battery pack your computer may reset on power loss before backup-battery power kicks-in. fit-Uptime is designed and tested to ensure power continuity.
What is the point in keeping my PC running if I don’t have a display?
To assess the risk of power loss, one should factor the incidence and the penalty. fit-Uptime makes the difference between downtime once every thunderstorm (could be 10 times a year), to once every 3-hours-blackout (maybe once every several years). The penalty is also lowered – even without a display, you have enough time to gracefully shut down the PC or in some cases access it by remote management.
Does fit-Uptime signal the computer to allow graceful shutdown?
No, because this would have complicated setup. fit-Uptime is plug-and-play with no drivers to install and no need to configure the operating system.
What computers work with fit-Uptime?
– 12V Intel NUC models.fit-Uptime is rated for 12V DC input and 12V DC output. The connected device must be able to work from 12V DC.
The DC jack and power plug of fit-Uptime are the de-facto standard 5.5mm x 2.5mm DC Power Plugs used in Compulab fit-PC and Intel NUC.
The plug has Compulab twist-lock to secure against accidental pull-out when used with Compulab fit-PC computers.
How long would fit-Uptime last?
In normal use fit-Uptime will last for many years. The ageing of Lithium Polymer battery is associated with discharge cycles, but fit-Uptime batteries are hardly ever discharged.
|fit-Uptime||Compatible with CompuLab enclosed/SBC products: (IPC2/IPC/fitlet/fit-PC4/fit-PC3)
Compatible with Intel NUC and other PC
Input: 12V DC
Output: 12V DC
Switching downtime for the output: < 50ms
Li-Ion polymer battery with 18Wh capacity
Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C
Storage temperature: -20°C to 45°C
Plug/jack dimensions: 5.5mm x 2.5mm barrel
Dimensions: 80mm x 68mm x 32mm
|Operation||fit-Uptime operation consists of two power pass circuits:
- Output follows an input (UPS battery bypassed)
- Output from UPS battery
- Long press enables UPS battery output
- In order to enable battery output either connect an input voltage or press the power button. Green LED indication appears.
Green LED indication:
- Off - UPS output circuit is cutoff (disabled) to save battery life
- On - UPS output circuit is turned on, or input voltage connected to fit-Uptime (and sourcing the output)
Blue LED indication:
- Constant - sourcing the load
- Blinking - UPS battery is being recharged