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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 s…

UPS System Configurations and Their Effects on Reliability

UPS System Configurations and Their Effects on Reliability By G Bennett, Standby Systems So you have a critical load and you need to ensure no downtime. Of course you need an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) – but what configuration should you choose? In fact, what are the options available to you? The reliability of a UPS installation is largely dependen…

Desktop UPS versus Centralised Systems

Desk Top UPS ( Uninterruptible Power Supply ) versus Centralised Systems A small desktop 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…

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 Units…