Monthly Archives: January 2012

  1. Standby power: understanding power quality issues

    Typically, when we think of power failure, we think of a complete blackout. However, power failure can also mean that the quality of the supply is in some way inadequate, and each quality issue can

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  2. Planning your standby power system

    To ensure your business is protected against power failure you need to ensure you have a robust standby power system in place. To help you plan your system, we've compiled the following steps:

    Stage 1: To ensure your UPS system gives you adequate protection, we'd recommend performing an initial risk assessment to determine how badly your business would be affected against power failure.


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  3. What should you consider when devising a standby power strategy?

    A standby power UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) system is essential if you want to ensure your business continues to operate in the event of a mains failure. To create your standby power strategy, you need to understand how a power failure will affect all areas of your business. For example, to a small business, a power failure could be nothing more than an inconvenience. But for a data centre, it can cost thousands of pounds and have a negative impact on the company's brand. Your standby power strategy should cover all your computer rooms, servers and communications equipment. Think about:  Telephones,  Emergency lighting, Fire protection, Access control, Cooling for computer rooms and servers as well as Auxiliary power for the building's lifts.

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    If you want to talk about your standby power requirements,

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