SOURCE: Methode Electronics, Inc.

Methode Electronics, Inc.

November 24, 2015 04:00 ET

Methode's Data Solutions Group Adds Critical Power Supplies Ltd. as a Value Added Reseller for Its Lithium-Ion UPS Line

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Nov 24, 2015) -  Methode Electronics' Data Solutions Group, a division of Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), announces London-based Critical Power Supplies Ltd. as its latest value added reseller (VAR) for Methode's AC6000 lithium-ion uninterruptable power supply (UPS).

The AC6000 is the only UPS designed to last with frequent use, delivering 6,000 watts of base power in a 2U form factor, state-of-health testing without battery degradation, and longer lasting battery life of up to seven years.

"We're always looking for the latest technology and solutions to offer to our data center customers, and the AC6000 impressed us with its efficiency, lithium-ion value add and compact design," said Jason Koffler, Critical Power Supplies Managing Director. "Through this new innovative technology, we will now be able to offer our customers a UPS that extends field life, is environmentally friendly and delivers a measurable return on investment."

Critical Power Supplies began selling the AC6000 last month through its website,, and their data center customers can expect to receive support through the new VAR as well as from Methode product experts. 

"Collaboration with organizations like Critical Power Supplies not only extends our reach to new prospects in the region, but it's also an opportunity to showcase a more efficient UPS to data center managers across the United Kingdom," said Tim Hazzard, president of Methode Electronics, Data Solutions Group. "We're pleased to add Critical Power Supplies as our latest AC6000 provider."

AES launched the AC6000 in 2014 and since has received UL certifications in recognition of the product's quality and integrity. Under company product testing, the AC6000 lithium-ion UPS withstood three times the cycles of the average battery before falling below 70 percent run time capacity at which UPS units are typically replaced.

"Our customers have been most impressed by the AC6000's innovative design and especially its quick, recharge time," Koffler added. "It's really an incredible value when you look at total cost of ownership and a two-year return on investment of the product."

For more information on the AC6000 and to view a product video, visit

About Methode Electronics' Data Solutions Group
Methode Electronics' Data Solutions Group supports the telecommunications, data communications and data center industries with versatile data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and physical layer solutions that deliver value from day one. We stand apart through innovation; our ability to provide quality, customized solutions; and a diverse portfolio of products. For additional company and product information, please visit

About Methode Electronics, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, safety radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found on Methode's website,

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Karen Allen
    Methode Electronics - Data Solutions Group
    (469) 619-8516