30-Mar-2019

Why use a UPS?

Why use a UPS

Why use a UPS? An uninterruptible power supply could save you time and money. To find out whether a UPS is worth your investment, check out the rest of our blog. 

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How Does Uninterruptible Power Supply Work? 

Ever lost what you were working on because your computer ran out of battery? An uninterruptible power supply kicks in when it senses a loss in power from the primary source. 

It’s not just a loss of power that can cause a computer’s power supply to fail. A surge or spike in voltage, a complete power failure, or indifferences in power frequency can cause your computer to cut out. 

If a surge is detected, a UPS can intercept it so that your computer isn’t damaged. 

UPS systems convert AC power to DC power through rectifiers and inverters. Energy is stored in batteries and flywheels that allow continuous and instantaneous (or near instantaneous) support with power interruptions. 

So why use a UPS? When your computer shuts down unexpectedly, your RAM can be completely erased – that is a recipe for disaster. The Random Access Memory is the main memory of your computer. If it is erased, you could lose anything that you have been recently working on. RAM is often likened to short-term memory. 

In short, a UPS will give you enough time to save what you are working on before your computer loses power. 

By identifying power surges and intercepting them, a UPS can help you prevent damage to your computer. Overloaded devices can be irreparably damaged, which will potentially cause you to lose more than just the short-term memory. 

You can protect your RAM and your hardware all at once. 

This will save you valuable time trying to recover important documents, and large amounts of money replacing hardware. 

Types of UPS 

There are five main types of uninterruptible power supply. 

  • Standby 
  • Line interactive 
  • Standby-ferro 
  • Double conversion on-line 
  • Delta conversion on-line

The standby UPS is the most common. 

Standby UPS 

According to APS and their paper on the different types of UPS, the standby option is most common  for the protection of desktop computers. 

Image via Schneider Electric. 

When power is interrupted, the transfer switch will move from the filtered AC position to the battery backup power position (the dotted line in the diagram). This particular UPS is always in the standby position and won’t switch to the battery power until the abnormality is detected. 

This type of UPS can be paired with other hardware to provide noise filtration and surge suppression.

In summary, this particular type of UPS is very popular because of the following features: 

  • high efficiency 
  • low cost 
  • compact size 
  • protection against data loss and corruption 
  • protection from hardware damage 
  • noise filtration 
  • surge suppression 
  • minimised financial loss  

Investing in an Uninterruptible Power Supply Device 

Why use a UPS? Now that you know more about the function of UPS systems, it’s time to make an investment.

Uninterruptible power supply is typically used in the following areas: 

  • Home office and small office environments 
  • Server rooms
  • Data centres 
  • Industrial operations 

If you want to protect your data and your hardware, take a look at our range of UPS options now. 

It makes perfect sense to keep your data as safe as possible with such an easy step. Talk to the professionals today.

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