Top Two Things You Need to Know Before Buying an Uninterruptible Power Supply

Electrical power is so unpredictable nowadays. That is why it is essential for you to use a UPS. Uninterruptible Power Supply is a device that can provide emergency power to your computer when the power from the main line is off.

Buying UPS is not easy. A lot of factors are to be considered. For me to help you buy your UPS, here are the top two basic things you must understand before buying a UPS.

How much power do your devices require?

This is the first thing you need to ask yourself. A basic UPS can only power one desktop computer unit and plugging in two units may cause an issue. Ask yourself how much power the devices connected to the UPS will consume.

If the devices need more power than what UPS can supply, they will go dead even if the batteries are full of charged. As in dead they will not open because the power is insufficient. Think of it like a typical power supply, if the wattage is lower than what the computer need, then you are dead.

Typically, watt rating is indicated at the back panel or front panel of an electronic device. You can also check it by using a wattmeter. Just bear in mind to check the consumption of everything you need to power. If multiple devices are need to be powered, let’s say a desktop and a laptop, you just simply need to add their wattage.

How long do you need to run your devices with the UPS?

Next thing to ask yourself is, how long do your devices need to run when the power form the main source is off? Most of the buyers buy UPS because they want to have a few minutes to shut down the devices properly and save any work that they are currently performing on these device, while others wants UPS for them to work hours through blackouts which may last as long as an hour. Decide how and what do you want to achieve in terms of hours or minutes for the UPS to run your devices.

Understanding these two factors will help you buying the perfect UPS for your application. Also you may further ask for the sales person attending you at the store. They too are knowledgeable about the matter.

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3 Simple Tools for Uninterruptible Power Supply Maintenance

It was a great Saturday morning. I felt the summer breeze coming out from the open window of my room. I start to rise up, rubbing my eyes and yawning a loud thinking that this will be a great day for my family.

And yes it was true. As I walking down the stairs I saw dad and brother doing something that catches my interest. They’re checking out our uninterruptible power supply. I asked if that black box is already broken and we need a new one. Dad said it’s not, they’re just maintaining UPS so that it will last longer.

Brother handed me a note he researched on the net regarding ups maintenance. It serves as their checklist. I read it as follows:

Tools for Maintaining your UPS

Maintenance Record Book

Technicians should maintain a UPS maintenance record book on site. Essential information in this book includes manufacturer manuals, wiring diagrams, operating procedures maintenance schedules and records. Additional information may include equipment settings and adjustments required for normal operations.

Personal Protective Equipment

This includes proper protective clothing and equipment is required for personnel performing the maintenance. It includes but is not limited to protective clothing, gloves and glasses.

Tools and supplies

Insulated hand tools, vacuums and maintenance supplies. This may include pliers, screw drivers, batteries, multi-meters and wires.

Without proper maintenance, a UPS eventually will deteriorate and expose the facility to an electrical malfunction or equipment failure. A scheduled preventive maintenance program for the UPS will ensure equipment reliability and benefit the organization’s bottom line.

For me, this is a great find for my brother. A great help for us on maintain our UPS. I just want to share this with all of you. Hope this helps. Thanks!

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Uninterruptible Power Supply: Perfect device to save your business!

According to studies conducted in UK, electricity and heat account for 63% of the country’s energy consumption. Business may take the delivery of electrical power for granted. In this case, what would you do if a power cut happen? Every business has a crisis management plan, but few businesses include the power provision. Power outage brings really no good at all. Businesses who suffer from this kind of disruption can have a profound impact on the enterprises ability to continue trading especially if the power outage persists for a couple of days. Lots of dollars will be at the loose.

Fortunately, power cuts don’t last for long period of time. This fact really means that the business can have a backup energy source that will help the business running during this power cut period.

Uninterruptible Power Supply

In this modern-day of engineering, a powerful device has been developed to protect our business from data loss during these cuts – the Uninterruptible Power Supply. It is a device that maintains power to PCs, servers, network equipment during short power outages and allows this equipment to safely shutdown during prolonged blackouts. It also stops damaging power surges and filter disruptive line noise, while some models correct over-voltages. Units come in different sizes, shapes, configurations and budgets to suit every need.

UPS can offer the business number of advantages such as:

Continuous working with no downtime maintains your business’ efficiency

                Downtime means a loss in business. During downtime, there is no coming-in of dollars, no trading and no business transactions at all. If the business have a lot of downtimes, tons of dollars may slip away in the pocket. Up time plays a vital role in the growth of the business and being efficient is something the consumers are looking for. UPS will save you from down time and loss.

Low cost compared to recreating lost data

         Recreation of data is much expensive than creating data the first time. Recreation also takes up a lot of time and effort which means cost. It is much better if we regularly back up the data rather than recreating it and UPS will help you do the backing up.

Protects sensitive equipment from damage

                Equipment used in business might come at expensive cost. Protecting them to last longer is definitely a plus, a time saver and cost saver. UPS play a vital role protecting sensitive equipment from power surges, spikes and cuts, which definitely help them to last longer.

Provides business continuity

          Business continuity is everybody’s concern. We lay-out plans on how to continue the business during disasters, incidents or any other related situations. UPS helps the business to continue during these situations because of the power it can still provide for at least for a short period of time or until the power comes back (depending on the UPS size).

UPS saves

With UPS you can definitely save your business from losing dollars during power cuts. If we deeply analyze the situation, during cuts, there is a high demand of services. Imagine that when this time comes, your business can still provide services that are needed by the people because you have backed-up your business by using UPS. You save your business simply because of UPS.

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