Information on firefighters use IT Center and failure uninterruptible power supply


On Monday afternoon, July 9 2018, it came to a fire service in the service building Seffenter Weg 23 of the IT Center. Trigger for the use of the fire service was a deficiency of the system for securing the uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Fortunately, there was no personal injury and the services of the IT Center continued to run without being affected by the emergency measures taken.


However, the UPS cannot be repaired and needs to be replaced by a new system. Until the installation of a new UPS, micro-miniature UPSs ensure the uninterruptible power supply for the basic services of RWTH Aachen University.

For more information as well as a list of the services that are currently operating without UPS, please refer to our maintenance reporting system (link expired). There we also inform you about the further course.

Directly affected customers of the IT Center have already been informed separately.

Above all, we would like to thank the Central University Administration for the good and fast collaboration.