UPS

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…