Category: UPS

UPS Systems

Connecting Your Expensive appliances To Your UPS Systems.

If you are considering selecting surge protection for your expensive appliances, you need to ensure that you don’t make any vital errors when connecting your expensive appliances to your UPS Systems.

The wrong selection of UPS Systems could impact negatively on the daily running of your personal life and also of your business, and in this economic climate it is important to ensure that every single cent is accounted for.

When investing in surge protection for your appliances, many will not receive the kind of back-up they need from your inverter which makes them vulnerable to power surges, dips and hikes as well as brown-outs and black-outs.

Your expensive high-end equipment that needs to be protected through the use of your UPS Systems usually include electronic access-control equipment, garage doors, electronic gates, booms, alarm systems, fridges and freezers in the home as well as commercial and industrial refrigeration, air conditioning units and many others.

Installing UPS Systems is imperative (Uninterruptible Power Supply Units), as this will give you peace of mind in the knowledge that your business and equipment will function regardless of the type of power disruptions may or may not occur.

It is best to avoid hooking your heaters and air-conditioning systems to your UPS systems.

For those that are not familiar with the size of UPS systems, here is a short list of what you should be looking at:

  • Your PC with scanner and/or printer – recommended UPS size – 1KVA

Two or three PC’s with scanners and/or printers.

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Types of UPS Systems

Don’t Get Confused with the Different Types of UPS Systems

There are numerous types of UPS systems and the functions they perform vary from the one to the next, therefore it is unsurprising that there is much confusion regarding which type does exactly what.

Most people think that there are only two types of UPS systems, which include the Standby UPS System and the other being the On-Line UPS system.

Interestingly enough, there are numerous other UPS systems over and above those mentioned, which embrace a wide range of designs, with each performing a different function.

Some of the many varied UPS Systems include:

Standby UPS Systems explained:

Standby UPS Systems only kick in if the main source of power fails – hence the term “Standby” is commonly used.

Perhaps the most frequently utilised UPS system is the Standby UPS which is primarily used for PC’s. With this system, when the primary source of power fails, it will automatically switch to the battery/ inverter as a backup source; when this takes place the transfer switch will automatically change the load over to the battery backup power source.

The many attributes of the different types of UPS systems include efficiency but will always be dependent on the kind of UPS system implemented as well as the quality of the system manufactured.

Look out for the above characteristics when selecting a UPS system; other attributes include reliability, excellence and design functionality.