What is a UPS
UPS is an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that provides emergency power to your computer when the input power source or mains power fails. As you can imagine this is super important for any business. Imagine sitting in the office working the midnight oil, getting ready for a big pitch in the morning then suddenly…. BOOM… no power. Everything lost.
The example above is just one person, think about what would happen if everyone was working. How much work would be lost? How much time will be spent getting everything back? What would be the cost of your downtime? You can see the importance of a UPS now, right?
It’s all in a name
You may have seen our brand video about why we are called Prop.IT. In a nutshell, we protect your technology so you can move forward. Think of a UPS as your very own external prop, providing you with the protection you need for when things can go off a cliff.
Things you may not know
Even though the primary role of any UPS is to provide short-term power when the input power source fails, most UPS units are also capable of correcting other common utility power problems.
A power cut or blackout, this is considered as a loss of the electric power to an area. Think about faults at power stations; damage to power lines; substations, a short circuit, or even the overloading of electricity mains.
Too much electricity running through the one line can cause a spike, which can fry your computer hardware.
A brownout or sag is a drop in voltage in an electrical power supply. The term “brownout” comes from the dimming of lighting when the voltage sags, which can cause capacitors to fail and Data
Single points of failure
In large business enterprises, where reliability is of great importance, a single huge UPS can also be a single point of failure that can disrupt many other systems. To provide greater reliability, multiple smaller UPS modules and batteries can be integrated together to provide redundant power protection that is equivalent to one very large UPS.
Do you have a UPS?
If you are looking to protect your business from any of the nasty outages we would love to speak to you and see what the best solution is for you. Over the colder periods of the year, there are always unforeseeable problems with power, so it would be a great idea to make sure if the unfortunate does happen to your business then you can be up and running as fast as possible with no