Line-Interactive UPS Systems in South Africa


Are you worried about unstable voltage conditions? Do you want your business to keep running even when the incoming utility power cuts out? There are three main types of uninterruptible power sources you can buy in South Africa, including line-interactive systems.

UPS systems play a vital role in the business interface for power management, protecting your electronics and business continuity in any power conditions. Find out more about an affordable way to get stable electric power below.


What is a Line-Interactive UPS?

A line-interactive UPS is a piece of machinery that provides power to equipment when utility power fails. It also protects your equipment during an unexpected power disruption. Abnormal voltages and voltage variations are harmful to your electronic devices, but a stable, uninterruptible flow of power keeps them safe.

UPS gives you enough response time so you can shut down connected devices during complete power outages safely. Protect your devices from common power issues with UPS devices. The size and design of your UPS device will determine how long your battery backup power lasts.

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Why is a Line-Interactive UPS Important?

Line-interactive UPS technology is important because it offers users near-instantaneous protection. It regulates the input power source. Your battery-derived power offers a stable power environment with power to battery conversions. Battery power reserves are necessary when there’s a break in power.

The level of protection for your networking equipment is vital. It protects sensitive equipment from frequency variations. Line-interactive technology responds to power fluctuations. The idea is to keep the power steady during input power interruptions.

Line UPS units support systems during outages without battery drainage. Normal charging mode occurs when the power from the grid stays on. During an outage, your uninterruptible power supply device converts rechargeable battery power. To AC flow.

How Line-Interactive Uninterruptible Power Supplies Work

You plug the device into the mains power supply through a wall socket. To work, it should always be plugged in. You should plug any devices you want to protect into the UPS instead of into a wall socket or power brick. Line-interactive systems allow continual power to flow through the converter to the device when the flow of electricity is normal. While you’re using it, it’s also charging the battery contained in the device. If there is a complete power outage or dip in output voltage, the device switches to giving you electricity from the battery. These types of UPS cost less than online UPS. The method of voltage regulation they use is great for protection against most challenges, aside from frequency variation and electrical line noise. 

Difference Between Online and Interactive UPS Systems

Both are great as a backup power sources for connected equipment. You can get adequate charge capacity in either type of device. What separates them is the online technology.

A line-interactive UPS is basically an offline UPS with added voltage regulation features. An online UPS uses a double conversion system to give you uninterrupted power supply no matter what. A rectifier and inverter combo supplies AC power when the grid is online. If there is a power failure, it supplies AC power through the inverter.

So it’s always online. There’s no delay when it needs to switch between sources, so there isn’t even a nanosecond of time when you don’t have stable power going to your connected devices. These are excellent for protecting devices, but they do cost more than line-interactive systems.

Line Interactive UPS Range at Virtual Sense

  • T1X Series–Line Interactive UPS System (650VA-2KVA)

    The T1X Series is a Line Interactive UPS device. It is reliable, well-priced, and protects devices from surges. Get automatic voltage regulation and voltage stabilization. Time to battery is automatic for the connected equipment load.

  • AEC T1 Series–Line Interactive UPS System (700VA-1KVA)

    Get superior protection. The AECT1 Line Interactive UPS series offers an acceptable range of surge protection.

  • AEC T2 Series-Line Interactive UPS System (1KVA–3KVA)

    Get emergency power from the T2 Line Interactive Series. Electrical equipment gets protection from electrical impulses with a reliable, constant voltage source.

You can keep your business running during load shedding and your devices safe from common utility power problems. Choose from a wide range of line interactive UPS systems that are ideal for back-up power and offer a great level of protection. Get comprehensive power protection for all power conditions at Virtual Sense Power.


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