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Repairs to your UPS and emergency backup power system when it breaks down

UPS and emergency backup power system repairs are necessary when your system breaks down and the damaged or faulty components within the rectifier, Static switch or Inverter systems require replacement so that the system can operate again at optimum levels. Why use Standby Systems as your repair centre and service provider? Standby Systems offers all …

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Standby Systems announces the launch of the Riello Next Energy UPS range extension from 600 kW up to 800 kW in parallelable single block transformerless modules

23 November 2021 The daily exponential demand for data centre processing, along with massive growth in digital technologies, means that for any data centre to be successful, it must have a scalable emergency backup power supply solution to carry it through power failures and bad power conditions, while being adaptable to daily changes in technologies …

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The Various UPS Battery Backup Technologies

There are three battery design technologies generally used in UPS systems.They include: Lead-Acid, which is by far the best cost-effective solution. They are low maintenance, easily disposed of, and the most popular choice. Nickel Cadmium. Lithium Ion or LiFePHO4. All 3 of these technologies work very well and reliably with a Riello UPS unit from …

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Maintenance of UPS batteries

It is a known fact that a UPS battery will not last forever and that a battery is a medium-term consumable item that requires replacement every few years. Battery replacement is determined by its design life and the number of charge and discharge cycles that it undergoes while in use in the field. It is …

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Why Standby Systems does not sell Lithium technology batteries

Currently, emergency power backup import houses and their “experts” are springing up everywhere, importing and unscrupulously installing lithium-based battery products for UPS and PV solar applications, without any consideration for end-of-life disposal, by way of environmentally friendly 100% recycling and NOT by dumping it, poisoning our environment even further. Yes, their argument is valid. The …

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STANDBY SYSTEMS successfully supplies, installs and commissions another high power Master HE, UPS PLANT?

Standby Systems has recently, successfully completed the installation and commissioning of another high-efficiency transformer based UPS plant, to supply backup to critical building and IT loads in Rosebank, Johannesburg for a blue chip company end user. This flagship UPS product offers the user all the technical advantages of high efficiencies generally only found in transformerless …

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What is the best UPS technology to use?

Offline UPS, Line-interactive UPS, or Online double-conversion UPS; which one should you choose and how does an Online double-conversion UPS work? There are three types of UPS system designs. Primarily, each one represents an advancement in UPS technology:1. Offline UPS2. Line interactive UPS3. Online double-conversion UPSIn this article we aim to highlight each system so …

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What are the advantages of using a pure lead battery in a UPS?

Pure lead batteries have a wide range of applications for use in UPS, telecoms, energy storage and cyclic solar. Pure lead batteries contain no contaminants within the lead. They are made through a purification production process where positive and negative lead strips are stamped out of the material. Unlike traditional pasted plate technology batteries where …

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Rack mount UPS manual bypass solution for 19 inch IT cabinet loads manufactured by AROS Riello UPS systems and available locally from Standby systems

Italian emergency backup power manufacturer, Riello UPS systems S.R.L, offer a 19 inch rack mount manual bypass system called a Multipass. The Multipass is available in South Africa from Standby Systems, who have been distributing AROS RIELLO UPS units all over South Africa since 2003 and hold sole distribution rights for all RIELLO products outside …

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UPS Buyer’s Guide

People are often unsure about which UPS to buy that will best suit their individual needs and their budget so that they don’t over-buy or under-buy, but rather make the right purchase first time round. For this reason it is very important to have a good understanding of the different UPS backup technologies that are …

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What causes a battery to fail?

It is very important to consider the right battery for any application and the way it is installed within the correct environment and operating conditions. Factors effecting the battery’s actual service life include: Incorrect application of a specific battery range.For example, using a 102AH semi-sealed automotive battery in a UPS application or a telecommunications 200 …

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New UPS system Sales, design, project management, installation, and commissioning in Johannesburg and all over South Africa

No matter what size UPS system, at Standby Systems, we have the technical sales specialists for any UPS requirement; none is too small or too big. Our in-house technical expertise of over 250 years of combined technical knowledge and UPS industry experience enables us to offer from small upto unique and complex UPS plants for …

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Standby Systems announces the launch of the Riello MultiCOM 421 to be used in conjunction with PROFINET Fieldbus communications highway

UPS remote monitoring and control tool to integrate your Riello UPS into your industrial communications and control network. Riello UPS has expanded its networking solutions for UPS communication via an industrial network with the launch of the Profinet device called Multicom 421 MultiCOM 421. This new device can be used in all Riello UPS systems …

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Standby Systems announces the new range of thin plate pure lead TPPL lead-acid high rate UPS batteries.

The new ELITE TPPL sealed battery range has been launched in SA by Standby Systems. This float application backup battery is specifically designed for use with UPS systems. They have an unprecedented high power output performance to support any instant high-demand power requirements from 5 minutes to 60 minutes. TPPL, which stands for Thin Plate …

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60-month Warranty on Riello UPS systems

Standby Systems, the sole distributor for RIELLO UPS systems in Southern Africa, can, along with the manufacturer RPS S.R.L with headquarters in Milan, Italy, offer up to 5 year extended warranty options. This excludes Natal and the Western Cape sites, which fall outside the sole distribution range. All single-phase Riello UPS units, from the entry-level …

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Why is an uninterruptable power supply system, also called a UPS, the right solution required for any call center backup power?

With load shedding becoming a common occurrence in our daily lives in South Africa, most businesses, and even homeowners, are looking for reliable suppliers such as Standby Systems and Riello UPS for a backup power solution. Our solutions range from small home inverters of 1 kVA, to complex 3-phase parallel and modular UPS plants of up …

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Why Riello UPS from Standby Systems in SA is your best choice of UPS

The positive effects of owning a backup/emergency power UPS plant to keep your load running when the power fails are many. However, the local company infrastructure in South Africa behind the UPS system is just as important to your home and business. An uninterruptable power supply, also known as a UPS, is only as good as the support structure that backs …

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UPS supply into South Africa

With a staff complement of over 30 people and more than 70% of them having tertiary qualifications in electrical engineering, Standby Systems is one of the largest and most technically superior UPS unit market leaders in South Africa. Our vastly superior technical experience covers all walks of emergency backup power from a small UPS unit, …

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UPS SYSTEMS IN SOUTH AFRICA

A UPS system is a device that ensures that the load connected to the inverter will always be safe and protected from any mains supply failure or irregularity like dips and spikes. As long as the battery backup is available, it will ensure a 100% clean, smooth power supply to any load it is supplying. …

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World Earth Day 2021

22 April 2021, With today’s UPS systems striving for ultimate energy efficiencies and the lowest running cost to create a sustainable world with zero carbon footprint, it is no wonder that the Riello UPS slogan “Reliable-power for a sustainable world” is the foundation of the 5th largest UPS manufacturer in the world. World Earth Day …

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What can STANDBY SYSTEMS GIVE TO YOU as a Southern African UPS user, and what can we do for your Riello UPS and emergency power backup needs?

Sole AROS and Riello Distributor for 18 years Standby Systems offers the UPS and emergency backup user peace of mind with 18 years as the sole distributor for AROS RIELLO UPS systems for the entire Southern African continent except for Natal and Western Cape. Solid foundation UPS company With our solid foundation of 18 years …

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How important is it to perform regular maintenance on your UPS and battery backup power plant to ensure your critical data centre load works unhindered by power supply?

6 April 2021 The power uptime and power supply reliability are critical to any data centre, IT load, process, or other critical loads. It is imperative to use the best quality UPS and technology available, like a Riello uninterruptible power supply backup system from Standby Systems. Services must be unaffected under all grid supply conditions …

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Riello UPS Systems from Standby Systems are the ideal prescription for all medical application power stability

06 April 2021, Your Riello UPS plays a vital role in the effectiveness and support of health care and medical systems as hospitals and laboratories become increasingly digitally driven through IT and medical electronics as service providers strive to offer the best healthcare treatment to all their patients. A reliable and clean sinewave AC power …

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What can STANDBY SYSTEMS GIVE TO YOU as a Southern African UPS user, and what can we do for your Riello UPS and emergency power backup needs?

Sole AROS and Riello Distributor for 18 years Standby Systems offers the UPS and emergency backup user peace of mind with 18 years as the sole distributor for AROS RIELLO UPS systems for the entire Southern African continent except for Natal and Western Cape. Solid foundation UPS company With our solid foundation of 18 years …

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Audi Germany and Riello UPS systems from Italy cooperate to produce efficient and effective electric vehicle charging

March 2021, Standby Systems, the Southern Africa distributor for the world’s 5th largest UPS manufacturer, Riello UPS, announces the recent news from Riello UPS in Milano, Italy – Riello Sirio-Power-Supply or SPS is to be used by the Audi brand center of experience. The AUDI AG Brand Experience Center event and conference building at Munich Airport …

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Riello UPS is increasingly becoming a critical part of today’s Data Centres, which are a vital “life source” to our modern-day online world

Data centre uptime, reliability, power system efficiency, and recyclability at end-of-life are all critical key players in the modern data center and the overall health of our planet. Data centres are critical in ensuring continuous industry and communications in today’s online world. No industry sector could survive or operate efficiently without them. Many data centers …

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Standby Systems announces the launch of the Riello MultiCOM 421 to be used in conjunction with PROFINET Fieldbus communications highway

15 March 2021 UPS remote monitoring and control tool to integrate your Riello UPS into your industrial communications and control network. Riello UPS has expanded its networking solutions for UPS communication via an industrial network with the launch of the Profinet device called Multicom 421 MultiCOM 421. This new device can be used in all …

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RIELLO UPS and Sealed UPS Battery Servicing and preventative maintenance

Our Standby Systems engineering & service support team offers a wide range of competitive and comprehensive technical support to suit any Riello or there UPS user’s needs and pocket. These include Riello Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Riello STS, VRLA battery and even powershield montiroing andn shutdown software, delivery, installation, commissioning, site acceptance tests, battery impedance …

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Datacentre.me Virtual International Exhibition & Conference 2021in partnership with Riello UPS

When: Online, 28 April, 2021 AROS Riello UPS systems represented in SA by Standby Systems is back as headline sponsor of Datacentre.me’s second “virtual” networking event and conference. After the first highly successful inaugural online expo in October 2020, the second Expo allows you to meet data centre professionals remotely in a safe and comfortable manner. …

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STANDBY SYSTEMS Technical UPS Energy Consultants

Standby Systems Technical Energy Consultants are experts in the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) industry and have been working within the Riello AROS UPS power sector in Southern Africa since 2003. Our technical expertise comes from a solid base of tertiary qualified electrical engineers and technicians with regular OEM training in Italy at Riello AROS UPS headquarters in Milano. …

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Riello SDU replaces SDL in the 1 – 1 range

AROS RIELLO LAUNCH THE BRAND NEW SENTINEL DUAL UPS SYSTEM The AROS RIELLO Sentinel range of on line double conversion UPS systems which are available in both tower or 19 inch rack mount versions using the same machine, was born with the Sentinel XR version. This UPS machine has proven to be rugged and reliable …

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Can a UPS system protect my business during rolling blackouts?

During load shedding, when ESKOMs generation ability flounders, millions of South Africans are subjected to power failures, sometimes daily. Besides interrupting our home and business lives, blackouts also cause data corruption on computer systems and damage various sensitive and expensive electronics like TVs, DSTV, and CCTV equipment. The only way to protect this valuable equipment …

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Standby Systems achieves full marks on IDC supplier performance scorecard for UPS Systems and Services Performed

Standby Systems is pleased to announce that IDC (Industrial Development Corporation) has awarded us FULL MARKS! We were graded and came out tops in all areas, as listed: Technical Operations SHE Compliance Quality Service Delivery (response to queries and complaints) Finance (accuracy of invoices, payments, etc.) This scorecard rating proves that Standby Systems offers superlative …

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What Is a UPS System?

A UPS, also called an uninterruptible power supply system, is a device that ensures the load connected to it will stay on when the power goes off. It provides continuous and constant no-break power and is a continuous power solution, or CPS. There are many reasons for a power failure occurring, including thunderstorms causing tripping …

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How do I choose the right UPS System?

Your guide to selecting the right UPS system, also known as an Uninterruptible Power Source or Supply, to back up your computer system and other critical loads. This very comprehensive article, divided into 7 sections for easy referencing: 1. What a UPS is not 2. A UPS serves a dual purpose 3. Backup-time to Cost …

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What is the best UPS technology to use?

Offline UPS, Line-interactive UPS, or Online double-conversion UPS; which one should you choose and how does an Online double-conversion UPS work? There are three types of UPS system designs. Primarily each one represents an advancement in UPS technology. 1. Offline UPS Offline UPS technology means that the mains supply feeds the connected UPS load. Only …

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Which of the three UPS types is the right one for me?

Most people are unaware that there are three different types of UPS system designs, all of which can be used in different ways to support different backup loads. They are: 1. Offline UPS 2. Line-interactive UPS 3. Online Double-conversion UPS First of all, anyone buying a UPS must remember that, as with everything in life, …

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Sizing up UPS for Dummies

Clean, Sinewave, backup Power protection over and above just power backup during rolling blackouts, is not something that’s typically discussed, but you’re going to find out why it’s essential to have. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the term Uninterrupted Power Supply, or UPS as its commonly known, it can range from a …

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New Riello UPS called Sentrym

AROS RIELLO UPS systems have announced the release of a new range of high-power, small footprint, online, double-conversion UPS units called the Sentrym. The Sentrym UPS range is available in 10, 15 and 20 kVA single phase input or three-phase input in the same machine, and single-phase output also known as a 1/1 UPS or …

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Uninterruptible power supply experts SHEQ awards

STANDBY SYSTEMS (UPS SYSTEMS FROM 600 VA TO 6,4 MILLION VA), RECEIVES HEALTH AND SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD. On 7 December 2018, Devon Paar represented Standby Systems at the annual Health and Safety Performance Ceremony for the Eskom Medupi Project. During the ceremony, Standby Systems received an award for our Health and Safety Performance for 2018. …

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Battery Maintenance & Safety

Without getting too technical, it is an accepted norm that a battery has reached “end of life” when it can no longer supply 80% of its rated capacity in Ampere hours. At this point the battery should be replaced as the aging process accelerates. Determining Factors of a Batteries Life Span: Ambient and operational temperature …

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Riello UPS’s NextEnergy UPS sets new standards in mission critical applications

February 2018 Standby Systems is pleased to announce the launch of Riello UPSNextEnergy product. This highly innovative, transformer-less, three-phase UPS range with VFI SS 111 double conversion technology, IGBT converters and three-level control, is designed to meet power requirements of the future. The state-of-the-art technology and the careful selection of high quality components contribute to …

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High Rate Discharge Battery Series

Voltage: 6V & 12V Capacity: 12AH to 250AH Design floating service life: Up to 33AH :3 to 5 Years / >33AH : UPTO 10 Years a at 20oC/68Of General Features Nonspillable Sealed and Maintenance-free Operation High Quality and High Reliability Exceptional Deep Discharge Recovery Low Self-discharge Long Service Life Solid Copper Terminals Tank-formed Plates Computer-aided …

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Features of the ELITEVRLA (AGM) Battery

1.1 Nonspillable The ELITE VRLA battery uses an absorbed electrolyte system. All of the electrolyte is absorbed into the positive plates, negative plates, and the separators. Coupled with the use of special sealing epoxies, and long sealing paths for posts, ELITE VRLA batteries have exceptional leak resistance, and can be used in any position. 1.2 …

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Learn To Live With It – Load Shedding

Johannesburg – Turn it off and get used to it. Yesterday, Eskom chief executive Tshediso Matona apologised profusely for load shedding and unveiled a grim calendar of 36 likely load-shedding days until the end of March. “It really pains us to have to load-shed. We know the public does not take kindly to it,” he …

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The reality of daily rolling blackouts and systematic load shedding schedules issued by Eskom

Negating The Costs Of Unreliable Utility Supply Considering the reality of daily rolling blackouts and systematic load shedding schedules issued by Eskom, one has to ensure that critical sites are effectively backed up. As a supplier and service provider to the Riello Aros UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) range, Standby Systems have the experience and technical …

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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 supply – …

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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 …

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Medupi Team wins Safety Award

July, August, September 2013 Front (from left): Calvin Khakuse (Technician), Thula Nyathi (Site Supervisor), Brian Mokonyane (Technician), Thamaga Dona (Technical Director), Greg Bennett (Managing Director) Back (From left): Mary-Anne Pereira (Quality), Anel Mitchley (SHE), Marius Mostert (Site Project Manager), Peter Seago (Project Manager)

ESKOM SIMMERPAN

Standby Systems is glad to announce the successful completion of the UPS & Battery chargers Installation Project at Eskom’s National control centre in Simmerpan, Johannesburg. We successfully supplied, installed and commissioned: 2 x 600 kVA UPS Units 2 x 300 kVA UPS Units 1 x 100 kVA UPS Unit 4 x 48 Volt Battery Charger …

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