UPS Systems (available in South Africa)

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PHD Powerhouse engineers systems, from the design of DB board layouts to implementing complete UPS System installations. We specialise in large UPS servers and small UPS systems for homes and UPS systems for computers, stand-alone inverters, or home standby UPS/inverters and surge protection systems. We also provide a comprehensive service back-up on all its products and services, ensuring total comprehensive solutions to power conditioning problems.

Real Reasons to Use a UPS System! How Can We Benefit?

What is an Uninterruptible Power Supply?

The key function of a UPS or Uninterruptible power supply is to provide power in the short-term. This is a back-up system when the input power source fails. The UPS system is battery powered. Most times the UPS system will correct common problems experienced by the utility.

  1. Choose your UPS system by quality rather than by capacity.
  2. Select one that gives enough power needed for the equipment it supplies.
  3. In most instances, a UPS keeps personal computers running for a couple of minutes.
  4. This occurs after a power outage.
  5. You will have time enough to save important information.
  6. Data could also become corrupted when the power drops.
  7. You will also have time to log off safely.
  8. An uninterruptible power supply system usually offers many outlets.
  9. This allows you to maintain battery back-up power to many devices.

Uninterruptible Power Supply

3 Important Things That Your UPS Does

Why Do We Use A UPS System? 

Use your UPS to protect critical loads. They offer protection from utility supplied power challenges. These include power anomalies such as brownouts, fluctuations, spikes, and power outages.

3 Important Things That Your UPS Does:

There are 3 primary functions that UPS systems offer. UPS systems are necessary when the power fluctuates. They also provide backup power. UPS systems keep vital systems operational during power failure.

  1. UPS systems avoid damage to your electrical equipment during excessive output voltage. This is from the utility. Many models ensure a continuous quality of power during over-currents and spikes.
  2. Your UPS system avoids data loss. Surge protection is necessary. Your UPS system allows the controlled shutdown of critical systems during a break in power.
  3. Your UPS system ensures continuous output power. This ensures the availability of applications and networks. The result is less downtime.

The #1 Function of a UPS Battery. This is What It Can Do!

A UPS battery keeps your sensitive electronic equipment safe. Even if backup times are short, it is worth investing in this device. When you lose power, it is important to have a reliable backup system. Enjoy constant power as the battery takes over.

Constant power is important to protect devices during power outages. Or when the incoming power is unstable. A redundant power supply can wreak havoc on your sensitive equipment.

Are There Different UPS Systems? If So, What Are They?

There are 3 main types of UPS systems. These life-saving devices accommodate a wide range of electric power. Back-up times differ from one device to the next. Back-up power and back-up times differ. Be prepared with standby power when incoming utility power is unstable.

UPS Battery

UPS FAQS. Which Questions Do We Frequently Ask About UPS Systems?

  • A standby UPS is an offline unit. It can detect unstable power conditions. The device then automatically switches to battery power.
  • Your standby UPS is most commonly used for personal computers. We also use standby UPS for other sensitive equipment.
  • Your standby UPS keeps devices working and is a popular source of backup power.

Proper filters and surge circuitry can also provide noise filtration and surge suppression.

Standby-Ferro UPS systems were the #1 choice of UPS systems. The 3-15kVA range was the most popular designThis design needed a special saturating transformer comprising 3 power output connections.

  • A standby UPS is designed so that a battery backup is charged. It is charged by the line voltage.
  • When we lose active power, the transfer switch aligns and activates the power.
  • Line interactive units are not dissimilar to your standby UPS system. The primary function is for automatic voltage regulation.
  • The only actual difference is the addition of a multi-tap variable-voltage autotransformer. Your multi tap transformer can add or take away power.

A multi tap transformer offers flexibility in your input and output voltage needs. We use multi tap transformers in heating elements.

  • The most common type of UPS is the double line conversion UPS.
  • A double conversion on-line UPS is the same as a standby UPS. The fundamental difference is the primary path is the inverter and not AC mains.
  • The AC source in a double line UPS is the back-up source of power
  • Your uninterrupted power supply system and generator offers a reliable source of power. Your UPS system offers protection for your connected equipment.
  • Generators convert fuel to power when the incoming utility power fails. There are disadvantages and advantages to both systems.
  •  People often confuse inverters and UPS systems with each other.
  • A simple inverter converts DC current. This is through a battery to and alternating current (AC power) suitable for appliances.
  • Inverters are incapable of storing power and cannot provide backup power on their own.
  • UPS systems are a more complete solution as a short-term energy source.
  • South Africa does not regulate UPS systems. Information UPS systems could be quite misleading! Manufacturers do not create all UPS systems equally. They might look the same, but they are not all the same. We need to compare like with like. This will help us make smart and informed decisions. Ensure you protect your electrical apparatus with the right devices.
  •  It might be wiser to pay a bit more to have two batteries with 50AH rating. This is better than having 1 battery at 100AH rating. You will have the same battery runtime. But your UPS will last longer. This is a cost-effective tip when investing in a UPS.
  1. The power requirements.
  2. The power wave supplied. (remember that not all UPS systems supply power in the same wave format).
  3. Battery backup runtime during load shedding and outages. Battery power storage capacity is also important.
  4. Maintenance.
  5. Switch-over time.

Find Out More About UPS Systems and How They Can Protect Your Electronics

Call us today and find out which UPS is best for you. Save time and money and protect sensitive electronic equipment.
Invest in protecting your equipment today. PHD Powerhouse makes a difference. The UPS difference.

Online UPS and line interactive UPS systems ( uninterruptible power supplies )

UPS Reference Guide

Available UPS Systems in South Africa

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Line interactive UPS systems
Online double conversion UPS systems
Rack mounted UPS systems

PHD has a highly trained sales team that is able to give you the best advice and service, to ensure that your time spent with us is memorable, insightful and as profitable to you as possible.

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