An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is an essential piece of equipment for any business or home that relies on computers, servers, or other electronic equipment to function. It provides a safe, reliable source of power to keep your equipment running in the event of a power outage or surge. A UPS will protect your equipment from damage, keep your data safe, and maintain your productivity.
Why You Need an Uninterruptible Power Supply
In South Africa, despite load-shedding schedules, you never know when the power is going to go out. That’s when a UPS is absolutely vital if you want to protect your electrical equipment and electronic devices with voltage regulation, as well as keep your home and business running smoothly.
What to Look for in a UPS?
To find out the power capacity you need, you must first determine the load you use at home or the office. You can do this by assessing which devices need a UPS and finding out what the power output of each is.
If you buy a UPS that cannot handle the output of your connected devices, you’ll simply have wasted your money.
Irregular voltage supplies are a common problem in South Africa, and they can damage or destroy equipment and devices if the incoming power is too high. A UPS that maintains a stable voltage will save your appliances and your money at the same time.
Battery Backup Capabilities
The first consideration is whether or not lithium-ion batteries are used in the UPS. These are becoming increasingly popular as they last longer than lead-acid batteries and are therefore more affordable over a longer period of time.
Your backup batteries should also be user replaceable. You don’t want to have to replace the entire UPS when the batteries do reach the end of their life, but rather replace only the batteries.
You can also look at a UPS that supports extended runtime with external battery packs that can work in conjunction with the internal batteries.
Power protection is an essential part of a UPS’s function. Because the power supply is never interrupted, it means that you’re not dealing with power surges in input power from the grid due to power failures.
Many modern UPSs come standard with network ports or support for network management cards. These enable owners to monitor and manage them remotely. This is particularly useful if you need one in your office but you’re not there all the time—you can still check how the UPS is performing.
Where to Find an Affordable UPS?
If you’re looking for an affordable UPS power supply service, you’ve come to the right place. At PHD Powerhouse, we offer various line-interactive UPS systems, which come equipped with a multi-tap variable-voltage autotransformer, and online UPS systems.
The former is also known as buck-boost transformers, while the latter supply 100% of the load all the time from an inverter. There’s no interruption when a power outage occurs—it happens seamlessly, and it provides clean energy at all times.