Technology Leadership

Eaton strives for continued success in leveraging technical innovation to develop next-generation products that fulfill specific customer requirements. Over the years, Eaton has been awarded with many notable honors from various organizations. Numerous awards have validated Eaton’s customer-centric approach including being named Power Quality Company of the Year (2004, 2005 & 2008) by Frost & Sullivan.


From patenting the first AC inverter in 1962 to submitting eight new patents for the Eaton 9390 UPS, as well as DC power rectifier and battery cell measurement technology patents, Eaton has a continuing history of technical innovation. With more than 264 active patents and another 178 patents pending, we maintain a long tradition of using our technical expertise to provide customers with what they need most in a power management solution:

2010Eaton 9395 UPS is SMaRT certified in the USA.
2009First UPS with double-conversion protection and 99% efficiency up to 1100 kVA
2007Advanced load testing without the requirement of an external load for Eaton 9395 UPS models from 225 to 1100 kVA with the Easy Capacity Test.
2007Eaton introduces a quantum leap in large, three-phase UPS technology, the Eaton 9395, which incorporates a modular and upgradeable design with internal redundancy for maximum reliability. 
2007Eaton introduces the high power density and high efficiency Eaton BladeUPS rackmount UPS, a 12 kVA modular UPS featuring N+1 parallel redundant systems up to 60 kVA with modular distribution. 
2005First UPS featuring full power processing to verify internal converter operation and site commissioning tests without external load banks. 
2005First UPS with full power battery discharge independent of attached load for battery integrity testing 
2004Modular transformer-free UPS up to 160 kVA, integrating an unmatched combination of power performance, battery management, scalable architecture, flexibility, and service 
2003First 6 kVA UPS in 3U for high-density rack applications increases power density by 33%. 
2003First 3kW DC power rectifier module with power density greater than 10W/cu in. 
2003Second-generation wireless paralleling for high-frequency power inverters 
2002First dual source UPS for rackmount applications 
2002First DC power system with cell phone (SMS) text message alarm and status capability. 
2002First full 100Mbps switch hub integrated on a network card 
2001First HFSM DC power system design designed specifically for IT applications including “Power-over-LAN” 
2001First DC power system with integrated, networkable monitoring and control for auxiliary equipment 
2001UPS with 3 kVA increases power density by 40% 
1998First DC power system with battery runtime prediction 
1997First DC pwer rectifier module with Active Voltage Control (AVC) to maintain bus voltage to within ±0.01V 
1997First DC power rectifier module with greater than 92% efficiency at typical loads 
1996First UPS with wireless paralleling 
1993First UPS to offer load segmentation 
1993First UPS with ABM technology to extend battery life 
1992First DC power rectifier module with power density greater than 5W/cu in. 
1991First microprocessor based DC power system controller 
1989First high-frequency transformer-free UPS 
1987First high-frequency switch mode rack power systems specifically designed for telecommunications
1987First UPS with advanced pulse-width modulated (PWM) technology and microprocessor-based diagnostics
1986First commercially available 200W high-frequency switch mode DC power systems for telecommunications applications
1986First UPS over 100 kVA for computer rooms
1982First UPS suitable for computer rooms
1982First UPS suitable specifically designed for offices
1976First UPS for emergency lighting HID lamps
1972First fault-tolerant and parallel UPS
1972First all digitally-controlled UPS
1968First commercial UPS combining battery chargers and inverters
1962First AC power inverter