Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Devices

During power surges and failures, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) devices keep computer systems and IT equipment safe and operational. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) provides battery backup power when the flow of electricity drops to an inadequate voltage, or if it stops. An uninterrupted power source is vital for the mission critical environment. Depending on the size and technology of the UPS unit, backup power is provided for a specific period of time, until generators can be activated or network components can be properly shut down. When electricity flows adequately, computers and accessories are protected from damage. A UPS unit can help to shield a single device or an entire data centre effectively.

Types of Uninterruptible Power Supplies

With three main types of uninterruptible power supplies, UPS systems are available to accommodate a complete range of applications. They meet enterprise and consumer needs. A standby UPS is an offline unit that can detect electrical failure and switch to battery power automatically. The two other UPS categories are Line Interactive and Online devices, with online being the more expensive option. Each type of UPS keeps network devices operational when power is unavailable. Features, such as energy metering, vary by model.

Power Management Solutions with Battery Backup

Reliable power management systems help to ensure that electrical power to valuable equipment is never interrupted. When buying a UPS unit, the volt-ampere (VA) rating of the device should be compatible with the total load that must be protected. This load will include all equipment and network accessories. An advanced online UPS system uses double conversion technology for power management. It delivers consistently clean power, even during the brownout or blackout, for server grade and data centre systems. Contact Comms Express for questions about VA and wattage ratings on UPS devices.

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