What Is A UPS System Rectifier And What Does It Do?

A UPS system is designed to provide uninterruptible power in case of a power outage, brownout, or any disruption to your power supply that can cause damage to your critical equipment.

A UPS system usually consists of two primary components – the battery system and the rectifier. The battery system stores the power, while the rectifier charges the battery and converts the incoming AC power to DC power, providing uninterrupted power supply to critical equipment.

The rectifier constantly monitors the incoming power supply and the condition of the battery system. When there is a disruption to your power supply, the rectifier switches automatically to provide DC power to the equipment. The rectifier also ensures that the battery system remains at an optimal state of charge by controlling the charging current.

The rectifier’s performance is critical for efficiency and reliability, so it is important that you have your UPS system regularly maintained.

Here are our top reasons for UPS System maintenance:

  1. Maintain business continuity – interruption of power to your business can result in serious repair costs, permanent data loss, revenue loss, decreased productivity and more. Find out more about the effects of unplanned power outages on businesses here.
  2. Maximise your battery lifespan – regular testing ensures your battery health, and identifies any potential problems that can damage your UPS system before they happen.
  3. Keep up to date with warranty requirements – batteries installed by Shanahan Power come with a 12-month warranty, but often manufacturers require maintenance reports for warranty claims.
  4. Avoid costly damage to your UPS system – most UPS failures are battery related and can cause damage to UPS system componentry. Battery failure can be avoided by specialised installation and testing.

Our Asset Care Management service ensures the reliability of your UPS batteries and is also a predictable expense.

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