How Does an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Work?
We often refer to UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies) as battery backup systems. These provide backup power when we experience a range of power conditions from our regular power source. If you experience surges, power outages, load shedding, or other anomalies, you may need a UPS to protect your electronic devices.
They are a great standby when voltage levels drop, and we experience power anomalies that could damage sensitive electronics. UPS systems allow the safe shutdown of your PC and other equipment to avoid damage. When there is a power failure, you may also get a limited time-period to work or complete tasks before shutting down your computers.
The design and the size of your UPS system all depend on how long users need a power supply. Each size has a different runtime. Assess your power requirements before choosing the size you need.
How Much Uninterruptible Power Supply Will I Need?
Different UPS configurations provide varying levels of power protection from power surges, outages, and other anomalies. Here are a few of the most common options, their efficiency, and their ideal usage.
Topology of a Standby UPS System
1. Standby UPS is the most basic of UPS systems.
2. The system resorts to battery backup power when we experience common power problems. Common problems include dips and spikes, blackouts, and brownouts.
3. When the power utility dips or spikes, the uninterruptible power supply switches your power to the battery. This then inverts the power to AC power which runs any equipment connected.
Topology of a Line UPS System
1. A UPS Line system incorporates technology that corrects minor power fluctuations. These include under-voltage and over-voltage case scenarios.
2. The Line UPS System corrects these without switching to battery power.
Your Line UPS System has an autotransformer that regulates the voltage.
4. We usually use Line UPS Systems for electrical equipment such as gaming systems, home theatre systems, and other electronic equipment needing protection.
5. Your Line-Interactive UPS system provides stable power when we have power spikes or dips. This system does not offer maximum protection.
Topology of a Double-Conversion UPS System
1. You will enjoy consistent, clean, and almost perfect uninterrupted power using a double-conversion UPS system.
2. You will get real power 100% of the time with this technology which operates on isolated DC power.
3. Your connected load and all critical loads are protected with a double-conversion UPS system.
4. Protected electrical apparatus loads include IT (Information Technology) equipment, data center installations, high-end servers, large telecom installations, and storage applications.
5. Expect nothing short of maximum reliability with these high-power rectifiers. Load levels caused by power blackouts, dips, and overvoltage surges are protected.
Why UPS Systems Play a Necessary Role
Basic features and input power factors play a role in UPS systems. There is a wide range of UPS options that will offer maximum reliability and a supply of electricity when the power goes out. This is also the case for when the utility power returns.
Ensure your supply of electricity is uninterrupted until normal operations return. You can achieve this with these power inverters. Looking for a UPS? We have an extensive range of products and options to suite every budget and need.