UPS System FAQs

A power blackout can significantly affect your business operations. For instance, unsaved information on your computers could disappear once the power goes off. Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems are an instant solution to this problem. However, most business owners do not understand how these systems work and the considerations to make when buying these systems. Below are some uninterruptible power supply FAQs with pointers to help you comprehend how these systems work.  

What Are UPS Systems?  

A UPS system is a battery pack that keeps devices powered during a power blackout. Ideally, the USP monitors the voltage of the connected devices and kicks in when the voltage drops. UPS technology prevents the connected devices from shutting down in case of a power blackout. The UPS allows you to save documents, complete transactions on point-of-sale systems, and activate security protocols once you experience a power blackout. It gives you peace of mind as a business owner since you do not have to worry about the inconveniences caused by power outages.  

What Are The Types Of UPS Systems? 

There are different types of UPS systems, each with unique benefits and uses. A stand-by UPS is a simple system that only offers backup power during an outage. A line-interactive UPS is an advanced system with advanced functionalities to shield your devices from the effects of power surges, sags, and failures. Ideally, the system stabilises over and under voltage using a built-in transformer. In case of a blackout, the line-interactive UPS will use the battery pack. An online UPS is an upgraded line-interactive system with an AC-DC power converter. The system ensures a steady power supply to your devices regardless of power interruption. Besides surges and sags, these UPS systems will safeguard your devices from frequency variations and noises, voltage spikes, and harmonic distortion. They are best suited for businesses that use sensitive electrical equipment that could be affected by minor power interruptions.  

What Should You Consider When Buying UPS Systems? 

Size is a vital concern for businesspeople shopping for a UPS system. Ideally, you should ask a professional to assess the voltage of the devices you intend to keep powered to determine the size of the UPS system. The best principle is to purchase a large UPS system with an extended run time. It is especially so if you do not have on-site backup power. Check the performance and durability of the UPS system. Customer assessments and appliance review blogs can help you compare the different systems on the market. As a rule, consider systems with modern features such as remote assess, cooling fans, and fast-charge batteries.  

Contact a service provider to learn more about UPS systems.