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Voltage stabiliser applications and choosing the best product.

In specific instances, where voltage fluctuation in the power supply is a frequent occurrence which causes damage to loads, a voltage stabiliser is an option. Allow me to make it clear from the start that a voltage stabiliser can NOT replace a UPS. A UPS generates power when the utility goes off by using battery power and converting it to Sinewave AC power with…

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 of circuit breakers,…

Everything you need to know about a UPS Backup Battery

In this article we aim to answer three FAQs about UPS batteries: 1. How is a UPS backup battery made? 2. What are the things you should look out for when purchasing a backup battery? 3. Is my UPS battery really a green solution for Africa? 1. How is a UPS backup battery made? The theory behind any battery is that if you put two different types of metals into a transfer…

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 ratio 4. UPS and battery care 5. Combining your U…

Frequently used UPS terminology and corresponding definitions.

AC – ALTERNATING CURRENT POWER AC is the type of power that comes from the grid supply. It is the most widely used type of supply to feed almost every type of load. The output of a UPS is AC power either 220 volts 1 phase or 400 volts 3 phase. DC – DIRECT CURRENT POWER DC is the type of power that comes from a battery or rectifier. It is the most widely used type of supply to…

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. On…

What do Data Centres need from emergency power UPS backup plants?

Data Centers need the following from UPS backup plants. A reliable UPS system offering 100% uptime under all power supply conditions. N+1 or A and B redundancy UPS solutions. Battery technology used and recyclability in Africa. An Expandable UPS system which can grow with the Data centre, from the start of the operation to the addition of IT load; whether in…

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, you get what you pay for. That said, m…

What is the difference between a UPS and a home inverter?

In South Africa, the public discussions in the workplace and at home is the dreaded rolling blackouts and power cuts. Everyone is talking about home inverter systems, 200AH batteries, and deep cycle batteries are all buzz words. With all the load shedding issues that disrupt our electricity supply for hours at a time, sometimes weeks on end, “Emerge…