Main Functions of Uninterruptible Power Supply

Uninterruptible power supply is often referred to as UPS.

But what is it and what are the primary functions of UPS?

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS), is a device which is connected to electronic equipment and the mains to generate a supply of electricity which is continuous and not interrupted as a result of brown-outs, black-outs, dips and surges that are so often experienced when making use of power from the grid. These are all challenging and could be the cause of irreparable damage to your sensitive electronic and electrical equipment.

For large manufacturing plants and mines, for example, having a power outage could result in losses of thousands, even millions of rands, therefore it is wise for businesses of all shapes and sizes to avoid as much downtime as possible by sourcing a UPS system that will kick in as soon as the power becomes erratic or the when the lights go out altogether.

UPS systems are either small or large, all depending on what the UPS is used for.

Furthermore, the voltage on UPS systems can be adjusted to suit the individual needs, too, which makes UPS systems a user-friendly option no matter what type or size of operation you run.

There is never a one-size fits all solution for UPS systems, though. The variation in the voltage needs to be addressed and has to be in accordance, and always treated with respect as it is a high-powered electronic device and when not shut down correctly when the power is interrupted, could get damaged.