For those not in the know, there are numerous UPS Systems that have been designed to keep electrical devices operating during power outages.

The many kinds of UPS offerings could cause much confusion among consumers; therefore, it is advisable to investigate all options these thoroughly to make the right choices.

Although it is widely thought that there are only two kinds of UPS systems, there are more systems on offer. There is a wide range of UPS types and their applications with each one having its very own unique characteristics.

There are five approaches to UPS systems

  • Basic Standby UPS
  • Standby-Ferro UPS
  • Double Conversion On-Line UPS
  • Delta Conversion On-Line UPS
  • Line Interactive UPS

Basic Standby UPS

Basic Standby UPS delivers battery-sourced, short-term power during power outages. The hardware receives power directly from the utility through an AC connection. The UPS will store the power until the backup power is required. The Basic Standby UPS is most often used in the application for the protection of computers, modems, and other sensitive electronic equipment and is the most cost-effective.

Standby-Ferro UPS

In the standby-Ferro design, the inverter is always in the standby mode and is put into motion when the input power fails when the transfer switch is opened.

Double Conversion On-Line UPS

The only difference between the Double Conversion On-Line UPS and Standby UPS is that the main source of power is the inverter instead of the AC mains.

Delta Conversion On-Line UPS

Delta Conversion Online UPS offers a more advanced innovation that eradicates the shortcomings of the outmoded Double Conversion Online UPS, with the improvements based on having a delta inverter and enabling bidirectional movement of power.

The variety of UPS Systems is vast – therefore, making the right choice will make a difference at the end of the day. For more information regarding the different UPS applications, contact your service provider to ensure you make the right choices.