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.
When investing in surge protection for your appliances, many will not receive the kind of back-up they need from your inverter which makes them vulnerable to power surges, dips and hikes as well as brown-outs and black-outs.
Your expensive high-end equipment that needs to be protected through the use of your UPS Systems usually include electronic access-control equipment, garage doors, electronic gates, booms, alarm systems, fridges and freezers in the home as well as commercial and industrial refrigeration, air conditioning units and many others.
Installing UPS Systems is imperative (Uninterruptible Power Supply Units), as this will give you peace of mind in the knowledge that your business and equipment will function regardless of the type of power disruptions may or may not occur.
It is best to avoid hooking your heaters and air-conditioning systems to your UPS systems.
For those that are not familiar with the size of UPS systems, here is a short list of what you should be looking at:
- Your PC with scanner and/or printer – recommended UPS size – 1KVA
- Two or three PC’s with scanners and/or printers – the recommended UPS size – 2KVA
- Four to eight PC’s with scanners and/or printers – the recommended UPS size – 3KVA
- Nine to fifteen PC’s with scanners and/or printers – the recommended UPS size – 6KVA
- Sixteen to twenty-five PC’s with scanners and/or printers – the recommended UPS size – 10 KVA
- Thirty to fifty PC’s with scanners and/or printers – the recommended UPS size – 20KVA
It is recommended that for future upgrades it is advisable to allow for 25%.
The best load size on your UPS system will usually be in the vicinity of 60 – 75%.
It is important to take note that laser printers draw more power than ink-jet printers – bear this in mind when investing in UPS systems.