Types of UPS or uninterruptible power supplies

Introduction to UPS or Uninterruptible Power Supply An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a system that protects electronic equipment from power fluctuations. A UPS is a device that is interfaced between the electric network (connected to utility power eg. ESKOM in South Africa) and the equipment that need protecting. UPS or uninterruptible power s…

Desk Top UPS versus Centralised Systems

Desk Top UPS ( Uninterruptible Power Supply ) versus Centralised Systems A small desk top UPS is a typical line interactive unit. It is intended for the man on the street to use at his home, not to run data centres. This means that the UPS is essentially off all the time and will switch on when the mains fails, so it has a switching time i.e. a dead or off time between m…

UPS or uninterruptible power supply

UPS or uninterruptible power supply, is a power supply that includes a battery to maintain power in the event of a power outage. Typically, a UPS keeps a computer, plant or electrical equipment running for several minutes or hours after a power outage. A UPS is typically used to protect hardware such as computers, data centres, telecommunication equipment…