Ever tried to plug a kettle into a UPS and have the power cut off? Find out what your UPS can and can’t handle in a South African household.
Will All My Appliances Work 100% Off My UPS Unit?
The quick answer to this pressing question is yes. You can work most of your appliances off your uninterrupted power source unit as long as the load placed on the unit falls within its capacity. In South Africa, there are a variety of UPS sizes and capacities you can choose from. Ensure the wattage capabilities or power outage is equal to what you want to use the device for.
Is it Possible to Run My Big-Screen TV From My UPS Unit?
Yes, you can run that big screen television set, your refrigerator, and some lights from an uninterrupted power supply unit. The UPS needs to have adequate capacity and backup battery support. When a power failure hits, your groceries can now remain cool!
UPS devices offer power supply solutions. They are made to assist with powering up homes and businesses as an alternative energy supply. It is easy to control overuse if you apply a few simple calculations. How many appliances you can run off your UPS depends on how much energy the appliance will draw.
It also depends on the size of your back-up batteries. A large television set will use around 200 – 300 watts, and your computer will use about 100 to 400 watts. An additional fridge uses about 300 – 400 watts. Add a couple of lights, and this will be about 100 – 300 watts. Add these all up and we will come to the total load of 700 watts at best, and in the worst-case scenario, the load will consume 1,400 watts.
A 1,400-watt home UPS system with 2,100 AH batteries will allow you to run all the above appliances with ease from about 2 and a half hours up to 5 hours!
Fewer devices used at any single time will obviously give you more battery back-up time on your UPS. For example, if you are only watching TV with a satellite decoder, you could probably watch for an uninterrupted 8-hour period. LCD TVs and CRT Tube screens draw less energy; therefore, you would watch for a lot longer.
It is easy to get the right UPS at an affordable cost to keep the lights on. Contact PHD Powerhouse and find out everything you need to know about battery back-up systems. Remember, you can always add additional batteries for more back-up capacity.
Can My Geyser, Kettle, and Other Household Appliances Run Off My UPS?
Yes, they can, although it will cost you. Geysers, stoves, kettles, and other electrical appliances use plenty of electricity. An entire house uses in the region of 1,400 – 5,000 watts, which is typical for a normal sized home.
Your electric kettle typically uses in the region of 1,500 watts every time you switch it on to boil it! If you want to power your kettle, geyser, and other electronics with backup power, you will need a device that can handle the wattage this equipment draws when switched on. It’s also only going to be possible if you add back-up batteries to your UPS.
Will the Time On My Electronic Clocks Change if They Run Off My UPS Device?
No, all your appliances with timers and clocks will not be affected. The output from your UPS is no different to that of the power utility when it comes to clocks and timers. Our range of UPS devices offers you the identical output to that of the utility.
They will not lose or gain even a second. This is important to know, especially for any pre-programmed recordings. If you experience load shedding and switch to alternative power supply, a UPS doesn’t even skip a beat in providing continuous, stable, power.
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