Story Behind Our New HQ Grand Opening Fundraiser

Matt Winter and his mom Rene.

N1 Critical Technologies will host its new headquarters grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, July 19. But it won’t be any ordinary ribbon cutting. We’re also hosting a Casino Night Fundraiser for an amazing cause. Here’s the story of why we’re doing what we’re doing…


Homebound or hospitalized kids will keep connected by using remote control robots in their schools

Matt Winter was just 13 when he lost his battle with Ewing’s sarcoma, a very rare type of cancerous tumor that grows in bones and surrounding soft tissues.

Diagnosed in May 2014, Matt won the first round of 22 chemotherapy treatments, but had his entire Tibia removed. That’s where the cancer had started.

He was a year into remission when the cancer had come back. It was May 2017, the end of his 7th grade year. Doctors gave him two weeks. He fought hard, and battled the spreading cancer until he passed Nov. 12, 2017.

Matt never got the chance to make it into the 8th grade at JC McKenna Middle School in Evansville. He was bedridden. In a hospital. Far from friends. Isolated. Feeling alone.

“He lost touch with a lot of kids, a lot of his friends, when he was sick,” said his mom Rene Wieloch.

Telepresence Robot

After Matt passed, Max Ellsworth, one of his best friends — one he never lost touch with — had an idea. Max’s dad Nate, the CEO of N1 Critical Technologies, had bought a web-remote-controlled Telepresence robot to drive around the office and have fun “peeking” in on his co-workers down the hall.

Max said that if his buddy Matt had one of the mobile robots, he could have still experienced school, at least by seeing and conversing with his friends, classmates and teachers via two-way video conferencing on the robot’s attached iPad.

“Matt was really into technology,” Rene said. “He would have loved that.”

Nate quickly realized Max was onto something.

“It was a great idea, and I knew students could get much more practical use out of the robot than I ever could around the office,” Nate Ellsworth, the company’s co-founder, said. “There is so much value in allowing homebound students to be able to connect with their classmates and teachers and at least have some sense of normalcy during difficult situations.”

The robot soon found new life at Edison Middle School in Janesville, where it is intended to serve homebound students in the same way Matt would have enjoyed if he had the chance. (See story about the donation in the Janesville Gazette.)

N1C’s Casino Night Fundraiser will support the purchase of additional telepresence robots to be donated to area schools in Matt’s name.

“When he was undergoing chemo, he was really homesick. The robot would have been very beneficial to him to be at the hospital to be able to keep up with his friends and his schoolwork,” Rene said.

Donations made by grand opening attendees who are playing the casino games or buying raffle tickets outright will support schools and support kids going through the toughest of times with the hopes of making their situations and their lives a little bit better.

Proceeds will also support the newly-created Winter’s Soldier Foundation, which was set up by Matt’s mom, Rene Wieloch. The Winter’s Soldier Foundation supports the purchase of technology — movies, videogames, computers, etc. — for homebound or hospitalized students so they can have something to remain engaged and entertained while receiving treatments.

The grand opening, ribbon cutting, and fundraiser is a Forward Janesville Business After 5 event. For full event details, click here.


Electrical Line Repair

What were the worst power outages of 2017

Electrical Line RepairPower outages can happen anywhere, at just about any time and for just about any reason. Is your critical gear protected by a reliable and long-lasting Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system like those offered by N1 Critical Technologies?

Your expensive and tough-to-replace electronics should be. Power interruptions are a fact of life and are becoming more common as more demand is placed on aging infrastructure. And power outages are really just one of nine power problems that can have damaging effects on your connected equipment.

N1 Critical’s lithium-ion UPS systems offer the longest backup runtime for their size in the industry, easily surpassing competition from older, antiquated lead-acid-based battery backup systems. And as online double-conversion units, they protect against outages and all other power problems, too.

Eaton Power Advantage PartnerOutages are the most noticeable, well known and reported problem. Our friends over at Eaton Corporation (N1 Critical is an Eaton Authorized Power Advantage Reselling Partner) keep track of as many major outages as they can. They even track some of the quirkiest reasons and locations for outages on an annual basis.

The Eaton Blackout Tracker’s history of blackouts in the USA dates from 2009-2017. Download the files from Eaton here:

Significant Outages – 2017

The 10-most significant blackouts in 2017, according to Eaton, were as follows:

  • Hurricane Irma, affecting more than 15 million customers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • Oct. 29 blackout in the Northeast throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, affecting 1.5 million customers, some for up to three days.
  • March 8, storms in southeast Michigan pulled down 4,000+ power lines and cut power to more than 1 million.
  • Hurricane Harvey left about 300,000 Texans without power in late August.
  • Nearly 280,000 California customers lost power due to Sonomoa County wildfires on Oct. 11.
  • Power to 9,000 homes and businesses on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, lost power for 8-days when a bridge construction crew cut a transmission cable.
  • More than a foot of snow in Georgia cut power to 365,000 utility customers on Dec. 8.
  • It took more than a week to restore power to 10,000 customers in Memphis after a severe storm May 27.
  • An April  windstorm in Portland, Ore., left 200,000 without power.
  • Wicked storms left 76,000 in Omaha without power June 16. Some were without service for a week.

Unusual Outages – 2017

When we said power outages can happen anywhere and be caused by just about any reason, we meant it. Eaton’s blackout tracker also listed the 10 most unusual reasons and locations for outages in 2017. They were:

  • The Statute of Liberty went dark March 7, likely due to construction work.
  • A bee hive hallowed out a tree, causing it to fall on power lines.
  • A semi hauling chickens had an accident and caused a small blackout and snarled traffic in Delaware Dec. 12.
  • A bear was electrocuted after climbing a power pole and knocking out power in Mountain View, Alaska.
  • A domestic dispute led to a purse being set on fire, which in-turn, lit a tree on fire, which spread the flames to a utility box.
  • A naked man in Topock, Arizona, allegedly broke water pipes near an electrical box, causing a blackout.
  • A hungry hawk landed on top of a utility pole to eat a squirrel, but instead electrocuted itself and the squirrel, causing a blackout and setting fire to the woods nearby.
  • A driver having a coughing fit crashed into a utility pole and knocked out power to 1,300 Michigan customers.
  •  A garbage dumpster being carried by a crane broke loose and landed on power lines, killing power to 5,000 Atlanta customers.
  • The mast of a sailboat hit overhead lines in Grand Haven, Michigan, causing a 75-minute blackout for nearly 2,600 customers.

So you never know when or where a power outage will strike. And keep in mind… A power outage is just one of nine common power problems that impact power quality and availability. In many cases, they occur within a building or facility and are not reported publicly. As a result, power-related problems occur far more frequently than what is shown in Eaton’s Blackout Tracker report.

Protect your gear with N1 Critical’s Lithium-Ion UPS Systems! Shop now or call 855-208-0011.

N1C Ribbon Cutting Open House is July 19

JANESVILLE, WIS. — N1 Critical Technologies, a manufacturer and seller of Lithium-Ion uninterruptible power supply systems, will hold a ribbon cutting and open house at its new headquarters from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, as part of a Forward Janesville Inc., “Business After 5” event.

Event Sponsor

Sponsored by Eaton Corporation, N1 Critical is hosting a “Casino Night” Fundraiser at the event to support the purchase of new Double Robotics Double 2 Telepresence Robots for area schools. The fundraiser is in the name of Matt Winter, a friend of N1C who died from cancer at age 13. (Check out the Matt’s story and the reason for our donation here.)

N1C will match up to $3,500 raised for the cause, which will give home-bound students the opportunity to remain connected with their teachers and classmates with the remotely controlled robots.

N1C CEO Nate Ellsworth previously donated one of the robots to the Janesville School District (see related Janesville Gazette story). Using the robots, students who are homebound for an extended period can “virtually” attend school from home and remain in touch with teachers and classmates via two-way videoconferencing. The robots feature a camera and iPad tablet to allow the controlling student to both see and be seen. Motorized wheels allow the robots to travel school hallways from class to class, letting homebound students to experience all the sights, sounds and discussions going on in their classrooms via their school-issued laptops or tablets.


Doors open for the open house at 4 p.m.

The Business After 5 event begins at 5 p.m. and is is $5 for Forward Janesville members and $15 for non members (employees at Forward Janesville member business pay the member rate of $5). Get your tickets at the door.

Best Events is catering the event with heavy appetizers and a beer/soda bar available.

Playing the casino night games is $25 per person. Each participant will receive 3 raffle tickets with a chance to “win” more by successfully playing various table games.

Raffle tickets are also available individually for $5 each. Prizes include an Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Alexa Show and an Apple iPad. Prizes will be drawn when the event ends at 8 p.m.

N1 Critical’s headquarters is located at 211 N. Parker Drive, Janesville.

The 8,000-square-foot former Red Cross building has been renovated from top to bottom, inside and out, and has both functional and visually stunning features. Come see it and network with other business colleagues from South Central Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

N1 Critical is an Eaton Authorized Power Advantage Partner and is a reseller of many fine Eaton-brand electrical power products.

N1C has Revolutionized the Battery Evolution

The internal lithium-iron-phosphate battery from inside the N1C.L1000 UPS.

With lithium-ion technology in our batteries, N1 Critical Technologies has made the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system more advanced than ever. We’ve revolutionized the industry. But it wasn’t easy.

Batteries have a long, rich history, and the introduction of N1 Critical’s Lithium-Ion UPS system is only to going to make the future of battery technology more exciting.

You could say the battery evolution has become a revolution with industries beyond UPS manufacturers using lithium-ion. We just happened to be the first!

Lets take a short look at this history of batteries and where we are today with the latest and greatest found inside our powerful, long-lasting UPS systems!

Battery History

Essentially, batteries are electro-chemical storage that can release and transform energy that can be transformed into electrical power. They are really mini chemical reactors, allowing the transfer and flow of electrons between an anode and cathode, making it possible to power up connected devices.

The “Baghdad Battery” may be the first “battery” made by man. We use the term loosely as its use is still debated. The device was originally discovered by the Director of the Baghdad Museum in 1938. This early battery-like device — possibly dating back to ancient Mesopotamia (250BC) — consisted of a small, five-inch-long clay jar containing a copper cylinder that encased an iron rod. Producing barely any voltage or current, its early use was unknown. Some theories include electroplating metals, making mystical tingling idols, or magical rituals.

The Voltaic Pile battery on display at the Smithsonian.

It was U.S. Founding Father Benjamin Franklin who coined the word “battery” back in 1749 when he conducted different experiments on electricity by using a string of capacitors linked with each other.

However, the first undisputed real battery that is considered the ancestor of all batteries today was invented in 1799 by Italian physicist Alessandro Volta.

He put copper and zinc discs on top of each other with clothes that are soaked in saltwater separating each one. Then, he attached wires on each end of the stack and found out that it produced a stable and continuous current. The whole set was called a “cell” and it was capable of producing nearly 1 “volt” (a term coined after Alessandro Volta).

Currently, batteries are produced in many different sizes, from giant room-sized batteries with Megawatts of stored power (enough to supply power to some small inhabited islands), to the miniature button battery we can find in our watches and hearing aids. Today’s more advanced batteries use lithium-ion technology (more on that below) are used to power up our N1 Critical UPS systems, smartphones, laptops, electric and hybrid cars and more.

Primary or Rechargeable?

A primary battery is one that does not allow reversing of electron-producing reactions. This means that when they are already out of electrons, they die and can no longer power equipment.

Replacing batteries is a pain. So, inventors looked for and found ways to recharge batteries.

The first rechargeable batteries were a lead acid variety, which then, as now, are often very heavy for the amount of energy it can hold. This is fine for application where weight isn’t a problem, but there are other drawbacks, such as a limited number of discharges and recharges, as well as poor performance in harsh operating environment.

Other battery types have been developed since, including common nickel-iron batteries, zinc-carbon batteries, alkaline batteries, nickel-hydrogen and nickel metal-hydride and the latest, lithium-ion batteries.

The Future lies with Lithium-Ion Batteries

As technology develops and we become more technology-dependent as a society, the demand for safer, more compact, and larger capacity rechargeable batteries has grown. Lithium was experimented with in batteries in the the early 1910s and it came to market in the 1970s in button batteries. Lithium-ion batteries were first commercialized in the early 1990s by Sony and are commonly used today in many household applications.

There are several chemistries that fall into the “Lithium-Ion” family of batteries, according to

N1C.L1000 Lithium-Ion battery

N1C.L1000 Lithium-Ion battery out of its UPS system.

Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LiCoO2) is popular with such devices as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and cameras for its high specific energy in a small package. However, it is more prone to thermal runaway.

Lithium Manganese Oxide (LiMn2O4) is not very common today, but has been used in such applications as  power tools, medical instruments and some hybrid and electric vehicles.

The more popular choice for power tool and electric vehicle batteries has been Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (LiNiMnCoO2 or NMC). Nickel-based systems have higher energy density, lower cost, and longer cycle life than the cobalt-based cells but they have a slightly lower voltage.

Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) (the chemical makeup of N1 Critical’s UPS batteries) is catching on as a preferred battery of choice in UPS applications due to its high energy density with relative safety and stability (vs. other types of lithium-ion battery chemistries, such as lithium-cobalt batteries). According to, Lithium Iron Phosphate offers good electrochemical performance with low resistance. The key benefits of such batteries — again, making them a perfect choice for UPS systems — are high current rating and long cycle life, plus good thermal stability and enhanced safety and tolerance if the batteries are abused.

Two other lithium-ion battery chemistries — Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (LiNiCoAlO2) and Lithium Titanate (Li4Ti5O12) — are used in speciality applications, primarily due to cost.

With lithium-ion technology in its batteries, N1 Critical Technologies has made the UPS system more advanced than ever. Lithium-ion offers tremendous advantages that far exceed just about anything else in the market today!

Green Lithium Ion Battery

Avoid UPS Battery Replacement Hassles with N1C

Green Lithium Ion BatteryReplacing the batteries in things is rarely fun.

Cars? You’re bound to get a little grease and grime on your hands.

Kids toys? Better get your micro screwdriver set.

Watches? Forget about it, unless you’re a jeweler.

The latest smartphone? Either find a “spudger” tool or head to a local cell phone store for help.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems? Replacing UPS batteries is the worst! 

Who has time for looking up replacement battery part numbers, ordering them online or through a distributor (sometimes at a cost of $250 or more!), waiting for them to be shipped, scheduling time to visit your server rooms or UPS locations, remove, replace and then recycle those old lead-acid batteries?  And who wants to do that every few years? 

Fortunately, N1 Critical has a simple solution. Just buy our Lithium-Ion-based UPS products and never replace an internal UPS battery again!

Our maintenance-free batteries use powerful and stable Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology. They are manufactured with a 15-year design life and come with a 10-year replacement warranty. If your battery ever fails before the warranty expires, we’ll replace the entire UPS unit!

N1 Critical’s single-phase and three-phase UPS systems are truly set-it-and-forget-it. It does the work of critical power protection in the background, worry free, with onboard battery monitoring systems standard on every unit.

Our Lithium-Ion UPS systems operate in a wider range of temperatures — up to 140º — without performance degradation, whereas lead-acid battery systems battery life is reduced by half for ever 10ºF over 71ºF. That’s astounding!

Here are some other reasons to make the switch to N1C and replace your UPS brand instead of your UPS batteries:

  • Finding the right replacement battery: If you plan to replace the entire string of lead-acid UPS batteries, then you can more easily switch battery brands inside your lead-acid UPS. But what happens when you only need to replace one or two batteries and you can’t find the same brand of battery that’s inside your UPS device? If you replace one or two UPS batteries in a string and mix brands, you’re inviting troubles as the batteries may not have the same characteristics. This can reduce expected backup run times, critical during a power outage.
  • Constant attention: Lead-acid batteries usually come labeled with a sticker for each time batteries have been charged while in storage. Stored lead-acid UPS batteries need recharging every 6-10 months (for up to 18-30 months), or they will likely suffer serious performance degradation or need replacing. Our Lithium-Ion batteries can stay stored and dormant for several years.
  • Recycling: After you’ve replaced a lead-acid battery, you’ll need to recycle it. Sure, you’ll eventually recycle your lithium-ion UPS battery, but not every 2-5 years like you might with a lead-acid UPS battery. That’s additional time, travel, expense and hassle that you just don’t have to worry about with a system from N1 Critical.

Power Outages Are On The Rise. Is Your Equipment Protected?

Inside Energy reporter Jordan Wirfs-Brock found a disturbing trend when she, a few years ago, analyzed United States Department of Energy power outage data from 2000 to 2014.

Her efforts revealed that outages — including weather-related outages — across the country were rising rapidly due to aging electrical infrastructure, a growing population and more frequent extreme weather. Combined, all were were straining the country’s electrical grid, according to her summary article.

Wirfs-Brock’s data came from the Inside Energy grid disruption database, which Inside Energy compiled and standardized from annual data available at from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The numbers she discovered are startling, too.

According to her analysis, the five-year annual average of outages doubled every five years, meaning the latest year in her report (2014) was four times what it was the 15 years before that.

Here is some of the interesting data found from her investigation.

  • 2000-2004: 44 reported grid outages per year, on average
  • 2005-2009: 100 reported grid outages per year, on average
  • 2010-2014: 200 reported grid outages per year, on average
  • 2000: 2.5 grid disruption events per month
  • 2013: 14.5 grid disruption events per month (a 6-fold increase over 2000)
  • 2011 had the most reported disruptions, an average of 25.6 per month
  • There were 19 weather-related grid disruptions that affected more than 1,000,000 customers (8 hurricanes, 3 winter storms)
  • June is the most common month for severe weather outages, followed by August and July.

Are you protected?

So the questions now become…

  • Are you prepared for a significant outage?
  • Is your critical IT gear backed up by a reliable UPS system?
  • Will your current UPS system last long enough for an emergency generator power to kick on, or allow you to safely shut down systems without breakage or data loss?

If you’re unsure, call to our N1 Critical Technologies Sales Engineers (855-208-0011) who can tell you about the many benefits of having a Lithium-Ion UPS system protect your critical gear. Or, explore our online shop on your own and buy what we believe are the very best UPS systems on the market.

  • Longer lasting batteries.
  • More minutes of runtime.
  • More power.
  • Eliminate battery replacement and maintenance.
  • More recharge cycles.
  • Higher operating temperature tolerances.
  • Smaller footprint.
  • And much more!

N1 Critical Technologies is a leading manufacturer and retailer of lithium-ion based Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems, with a full lineup of single-phase systems from 1-10 kVA and runtimes up to 25 minutes on a full load (2.2 kVA models). See store products for details.


Here’s a map of outages from 2000-2014 that was embedded from the Inside Energy website:

Tips for understanding the map:

  • The slider at the bottom shows the month and year. You can pause it or skip forward/backward.
  • Locations are shown as the center of the state where the outage occurred – even though the outage could have covered only part of a state, or several states.
  • Larger, darker points represents power outages that affected more people – up to 4.6 million lost power in the largest reported grid disruption event.

N1C’s New Downtown Janesville Office Opens

The crew at N1 Critical Technologies, a manufacturer and seller of Lithium-Ion uninterruptible power supply systems — has settled into its new office in downtown Janesville.

The 8,000-square-foot facility, formerly a regional office for the American Red Cross, has been renovated from top to bottom, inside and out, fulfilling the dreams of co-founders Nate Ellsworth (CEO and National Sales Director) and David Farrell (Chief Financial Officer).

“We’re thrilled to be moved in, with just a few remaining items from our punch list before we’re completely done,” Ellsworth said. “I could not be more proud of the work that went into the building. It’s an amazing facility with some amazing features.”

Come see for yourself at our July 19 Open House Event.

Get the latest tech in N1C’s Lithium-Ion backup power systems

N1 Critical Technologies is a making a huge difference in business operations through its state-of-the-art power backup solutions.

Located in Janesville, Wisconsin, the tech-savvy company has been able to come up with an impressive line of battery backup systems and has managed to work with a variety of clients from various industries, large and small.

Among the industries N1C sales engineers have served are financial institutions, hospitals, call centers, medical centers, universities, school systems, and telecom and datacenters, among others. The company is made up of an experienced team of technical advisors known for their expertise in designing UPS systems, whole-building UPS systems, UPS systems for server rooms, and commercial UPS systems.

Dedicated to ensuring clients get only the best, N1C’s sales engineers provide customized solutions to meet the specific needs of a particular business.

“When looking to get a UPS system for your facility, it’s vital that you take a ton of factors into consideration so you get a system that will serve all your power backup needs adequately,” said Jeff Hansing, Vice President of Sales. “Our sales engineers know what questions to ask so you get the right setup to best serve your needs and keep your costs low.”

As customers look for a proper UPS system, they should consider what devices will connect the UPS to and how much power each needs so the system can provide adequate backup in case of a power loss.

Sales engineers can also help clients determine adequate backup runtime and the type of UPS needed.

“At N1 Critical Technologies, we’ll work with you to ensure that you get the best system for your facility and you don’t have to worry about factoring all these elements, as we’ll help you throughout the process,” Hansing said.

N1 Critical Technologies has, over the years, been known to dominate the field of datacenter backup power supply using lithium-ion. It’s tough to beat the benefits lithium-ion UPS systems have to offer — smaller footprint, lifespan, charging and recharging efficiency, high power density, heat tolerance and being more environmentally friendly than the competition. The company’s UPS systems are recognized for their high-performance and users can always expect the best when they use them.

N1 Critical’s UPS solutions are developed with the latest technology in the market, ensuring clients get to experience high-performance with the piece-of-mind of having a 10-year battery warranty.

For more details on N1 Critical lithium-ion UPS systems visit:

About N1 Critical Technologies

N1 Critical Technologies is a renowned supplier of top-quality UPS systems suitable for varying applications. They provide the best services and offer unmatched prices on all their products.

Contact Details

Company Name: N1 Critical Technologies

211 N. Parker Drive

Janesville, WI 53545

Sales: (855) 208-0011

Service: (877) 226-3311


NE-Series 3-Phase UPS

N1 Critical Technologies announces new 3-phase Lithium-Ion UPS systems

N1 Critical Technologies ( has announced the launch of all new three-phase Lithium-Ion-based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, becoming one of the first companies in North America to offer such a product.

N1C L-Series XL-Series Lithium-Ion UPS System Rack and Tower Mount

AVAILABLE NOW: L-Series Lithium-Ion UPS units ready to ship

N1C L-Series XL-Series Lithium-Ion UPS System Rack and Tower MountN1 Critical Technologies new L-Series lineup of lithium-ion-based UPS is now available for ordering and immediate shipment.

These all new 1kVA, 2kVA, 2.2kVA and 3kVA systems are the best on the market, offering longer life, faster recharging, greater energy efficient, lighter weight and higher power density than similar lead-acid based uninterruptible power supply systems.

The “big brother” products in the XL-Series will be deliverable soon, too. The XL-Series offers 5kVA, 6kVA and 10KVA.

Both series have expandable run-times of 12+ hours with additional battery packs. Out-of-the box, you can have runtimes of up to 25 minutes at 100% load on some models.

The 13 models that currently make up the new L-Series and XL-Series use reliable and safety-tested batteries made with Lithium Iron Phosphate. N1 Critical’s battery chemistry is safer, more stable and provides superior thermal operation, allowing its UPS systems to run efficiently in more extreme environments (32º to 140º vs. 32º to 104º for comparable lead acid systems) without battery degradation.

Our limited lifetime warranty on electronics components, coupled with a 10-year battery warranty, is also the best in the business. Not that we expect any breakage, but if your N1C UPS system fails under normal operating conditions, send it in and we’ll send you a new one.

Factory testing has shown a 10-15-year expected operational life of the battery, up to three-times as long as the Valve Regulated Lead (VRLA) batteries they are designed to replace. Our systems also use less space, energy and weigh 33 percent less, making installation easier and more convenient. We even include adjustable rail kits for mounting in four-post IT racks.

“We’ve got the best single-phase UPS systems on the market today, and we’re ready to take the market by storm,” said N1 Critical founder and Chief Executive Officer Nate Ellsworth. “Our UPS systems are feature-rich and compare favorably to the top brands, including APC, Eaton, Liebert Emerson, Tripp Lite and others.”

Lead acid-based UPS systems are on the way out, Ellsworth added, while Lithium-Ion systems like ours are the future of backup power supplies. Investing in N1C products will save companies time, money and hassle from day one after the installation of our systems.”

Additionally, the batteries used in N1 Critical’s products can be discharged more than 1,000 times (vs about 400 discharges for lead-based batteries), while also recharging faster and more efficiently.

Each model in both the L- and XL-Series features online double-conversion technology, which delivers a “clean” and steady supply of voltage to the appliances attached to the UPS, which is critical for sensitive (and often very expensive) equipment.

The models can be both rack- or tower-mounted (leg kits are included, too), and all come standard with SNMP network interface cards and software to manage them remotely.

Each N1C UPS has been ETL certified and independently tested to meet UL standards.

“We’re excited to offer this growing lineup of Lithium-Ion UPS products,” Ellsworth said. “Lithium-Ion battery technology has advanced quickly and it’s prices have come down to where buying a Lithium-Ion based UPS just makes good business and financial sense. You won’t be servicing and replacing batteries every couple of years. You’re going to get a product that has a 10- to 15-year life or beyond, that’s going to work, as expected, for all those years. We feel buying an N1C UPS system be the last UPS system you’ll ever buy. They just cannot be beat.”



N1C L-Series Brochure (1-3)

N1C XL-Series Brochure (5-10)


About N1 Critical Technologies

N1 Critical Technologies is a leading manufacturer and supplier of uninterruptible power backup systems based in Janesville, Wisconsin. In addition to making its own lineup of N1C products, company specializes in Eaton UPS, Xtreme Power UPS, GE UPS, generator systems, PDI PDUs, Eaton PDUs, Eaton ePDU strips, lighting inverters, UPS and battery service, Lithium-ion UPS systems, UPS and IT rack manufacturing, vibration monitory system and battery monitoring systems.

Company details

N1 Critical Technologies

2949 Venture Drive

Janesville, WI 53546

Phone:  (855) 208-0011