An uninterrupted power supply (UPS) system is one of the most important aspects of maintaining stability in your business operations, especially leading into the winter months where there may be an increased risk of disruptions to your power supply.
UPS systems are designed to provide clean, uninterrupted power to sensitive electronic equipment by filtering out disruptive line noise and voltage fluctuations.
To ensure that your UPS system can provide enough backup power for your equipment, some factors should be considered when sizing a UPS system, including:
- The total amount of wattage required by the equipment to be powered by the UPS.
- The length of time that backup power will be required.
- The number of outlets needed.
- The type of batteries used.
Advantages of a UPS System
There are many advantages of using a UPS system, including:
- Continuous Power – UPS systems provide a continuous supply of power in the event of a mains failure. It also maintains power between mains failure and generator start up. So as the battery kicks in, all your business devices that are attached will remain up and running. You will avoid any kind of data loss while working midway.
- Surge protection – UPS systems monitor the incoming voltage and identifies spikes and surges with outages. When it detects a problem, the UPS system switches to AC power to prevent the spike from reaching the devices connected to it. When the spike is gone, the UPS reconnects the output to the mains power.
- Unforeseen costs – Power outages can affect business activities across a variety of channels including sales, damage to critical equipment, data corruption and more. Investing in a UPS system can minimise these impacts and is also a predictable expense.
- Prevent loss to essential data – A UPS system can allow employees time to backup essential data and power down their workstations and servers, avoiding data loss.
Shanahan Power specialises in UPS Systems for businesses of all sizes across a range of industries – contact us to find out more about the range of UPS Systems available and advice on how to prepare your business for power outages.