A UPS is an Uninterruptible Power Supply or alternatively known as Uninterruptible Power Source. A UPS provides instantaneous power to a load requirement. A UPS system can be used either on its own, or in conjunction with a backup generator.
Do I Need A UPS?
To answer your question quickly, yes, and that’s not the sales team pushing me to say that. An UPS (uninterruptible Power Supply) is needed whenever you have any electrical equipment plugged into the mains, and as such required power at all times. The UPS provides you stable power in the event of a power cut, instantaneously, it takes roughly 20ms, for context, it takes you around 200ms to blink. As more and more of us are working from home, a UPS is a need rather than a want.
How a UPS can support in a power outage.
As we all saw here in the UK, there were plenty of power cuts at the start of the year, and with the talks of being an unstable grid in the coming years, preparing sooner rather than later is best. A UPS doesn’t just work when the mains power cuts off fully, but also protects your power equipment against spikes of the voltage in, brownouts, fluctuations, harmonics, unstable frequency with the mains in.
Not so long ago a Garden Centre nearby to PowerMark had a power cut, had no backup generator or UPS in place, and as such the tills crashed, locked fully as a safety feature in the event of a break in, and as such they were unable to trade for 2 weeks. If a UPS was in place, then the tills could have either being shut down correctly, or alternatively the UPS run time would have been long enough to provide power during the power cut.
Unfortunately, these cases are only growing, and its only after that action is done. For full mains outages coverage, we recommend coupling up a UPS and diesel generator, the UPS would kick in near enough instantly, then running the equipment until the generator has got up to speed, which is typically between 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Discover our range of UPS’s.
At our sister company PowerMark, we supply a wide range of UPS’, whether that be plug and play, or larger UPS which are wired into the mains board. If you are unsure, then the PowerMark team will be more than happy to assist.
Therefore, if you have a power critical device, machine or equipment, we recommend having a back up UPS, which will either allow for you to shut down the equipment correctly, or can hold the power requirement long enough for the mains to cut off, or alternatively as mentioned we can also assist in supply a diesel generator to aid.
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