How UPS Systems Work: UPS Systems use of battery or flywheel as a backup system – an electrical device that powers electronic equipment when the power source experiences dips and surges or when the power fails entirely.
UPS Systems differ from generators and will provide instant (or pretty close to) protection from interruptions with the use of batteries and related electronic circuitry – these are for lower power users. For higher power users flywheels are used.
By rule of thumb, the runtime of UPS systems is generally a short period of time – usually in the vicinity of between 5 and 15 minutes for smaller units. The general idea being the UPS System permits sufficient time to ensure the power source or line is correctly shut down in order to protect any electrical equipment, which could save literally thousands.
There is no specific type of equipment that needs protection from surges and dips, blackouts and brownouts; UPS Systems are there to safe-guard delicate and sensitive electronic equipment from damage, including computers, medical equipment in hospitals and other equipment that could lead to injuries and fatalities as well as business interruption.
UPS systems differ in size ranging from rather small and compact units to large units that are able to power massive centres that are generally used in factories and mines.
How UPS Systems work and the different designs that are available:
- The different types of UPS systems available to protect delicate electronic equipment include on-line, line-interactive and standby systems.
- Your offline UPS system is powered from the input power directly and the backup will only kick in if the power fails – these are usually below 1Kva, and quite cost-effective
There are so many UPS systems available; find out how UPS Systems Work before investing in one for your specific needs.