UPS Technology for ITS Powered by Safe & Sustainable NiZn Batteries

July 10, 2022
ZincFive nickel-zinc UPS for signalized intersections & ITS

We live in an always-on world where Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) communication is becoming mission critical with cities and vehicles leveraging ITS for safe, resilient operation. That’s why over 150 Departments of Transportation throughout the U.S. and Canada have made a commitment to smarter, safer, greener ITS operation with the Nickel-Zinc battery-based UPStealth® Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

UPStealth is an intelligent UPS designed by transportation experts for ITS requirements and utilizes transformational Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) battery chemistry to energize intersections and ITS equipment when utility power is lost.

As the fastest growing UPS for ITS, UPStealth offers transportation departments the opportunity to upgrade to an easy-to-install, self-maintained solution with superior performance, environmental and safety advantages over traditional battery backup solutions.

Why nickel-zinc battery-based UPS?

Proven with 15+ million hours of operations in harsh environments, ZincFive’s UPStealth technology is:

Powerful: ZincFive’s field-proven nickel-zinc battery technology offers immediate power, in a small footprint. In addition, our UPStealth 2 XRT Battery is designed to provide powerful, longer running battery backup for signalized intersections and ITS equipment experiencing extended power outages.

Safe: UPStealth is the safest backup power for intelligent transportation systems with environmental advantages over lead-acid – non-flammable materials, no thermal runaway, and no sulfation.

Self-Maintaining: UPStealth is simple to install, requires no routine maintenance, guaranteeing a lower total cost of ownership, while offering innovative form factors. It provides intelligent two stage operation and modern power analysis.

Smart: Intelligent two-stage operation and modern power analysis empower intelligent transportation systems with active power.

Durable: UPStealth offers a longer storage and operational life and wide operating temperature range in both hot and cold.

Focused on Cabinet Space and Thermal Optimization: At half the size and weight of traditional lead-acid batteries, UPStealth optimizes space and thermal management to fit into existing cabinet space – shelf or rack mounted.

Compatible with 170 and NEMA Cabinets: UPStealth solution fits within your existing cabinets.


NEMA cabinet with UPStealth installed


ZincFive’s transformational NiZn batteries offer superior performance, safety and environmental advantages over lead-acid.

It is the right battery for backup power in the new electrified world!

But don’t take our word for it. See what Victor Quijada of Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works has to say about the bulletproof-like reliability of our power solutions.

Our NiZn solutions make sure ITS power is always on for a world that’s never off.