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.

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Surge Protector

Surge Protection – Which One’s For You?

As far as power surge protectors go – there is the good and there is the bad. Did you know that if you chose the wrong one you could end up damaging all those electrical gadgets you have paid a small fortune for – therefore it might be a good idea to choose the one that has the best fit right from the outset.

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Solar Panels

Solar Panels power low cost housing in SA

It is no secret that South Africa faces an enormous challenge when it comes to housing its poor and supplying electricity to the many homes and businesses that are currently using power and those that are being built.

Although there are numerous initiatives under way, there is still a backlog of 2.3 million homes.

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Solar Regulators

Solar Regulators are also called Charge Controllers

A solar regulator (also referred to as a charge controller) is a small box that consists of solid state circuitry which is strategically placed between solar panels and the solar batteries.

The function of the solar regulator is to be utilised in conjunction with stand-alone systems that are off the grid or a grid-connected solar system that combines a backup battery bank.

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Solar Batteries

Solar Batteries Are Vital For the Function of Solar Panels

For individuals and businesses that are not too sure how Solar Power and Solar Panels work, this guide will explain how it works.

Solar Panels, together with inverters produce power in proportion to the Solar Energy from the sun. This energy is then converted into electricity.

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Invest in Home Solar Systems

Many people in South Africa are making use of home solar panels to generate power.

For example, in Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, as is the case with many low-cost housing developments these houses are being fitted with solar panels for hot water geysers.

These might seem to be expensive to install at first, but they can and will save you a lot of expense in the long-term.

 

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Power Inverters

Always Ensure You Install Power Inverters Correctly

All AC equipment that can be found in retail stores has been specially designed to run off a pure sinewave wave form – this includes equipment such as motors, computers as well as certain lights, not to mention the numerous other sensitive electrical paraphernalia.

The standard AC mains that we get from Eskom is of an untainted sinewave nature – this means that these waves experience very little distortion to any outside interference which includes lightning and massive AC loads.

 

 

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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.

 

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Home Solar Systems

There are many Questions Asked Regarding Home Solar Systems

For those looking for an alternative way of powering their homes in South Africa, the answer is easy – home solar systems!

Thing is, how exactly does a home solar system work?

  • A PV – otherwise known as a Photovoltaic Solar System, consists of solar panels, racks for placing the panels onto your roof, an inverter and wiring.
  • From sun-up to sun-down the solar panels generate electricity which is transmitted to an inverter.
  • The inverter in turn then converts this DC power into AC (Alternating Current) which is the standard used in most households.
  • AC power is then delivered directly to the main electrical service panel of your home.

 

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The Need for Solar Batteries

If you believe in all things green or have decided to go off the grid due to convenience, care and cost – whichever way you view the situation you are going to need a little knowledge on how solar batteries will work for you and your solar system.

Many home owners that are planning on installing a solar panel system don’t usually concern themselves with the many choices of solar batteries that are available. But there are many home owners as well as other solar energy users who are planning on installing a solar energy system that will be 100% off the grid or that at the very least, have emergency backup power. If this is the case you will most certainly need to learn a little about solar and be able to navigate your way around solar battery systems.

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