What is a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)?

Whether you are a small business with a computer network or a large organisation like an airport, the chances are you will have a need for power protection.

A UPS or Uninterruptible Power Supply can help you do that. There are three main types of UPS Offline, Line-interactive and Online.

Think of your business as if it runs on water, the UPS is there as a water tank. If the water supply was to fail the UPS is there as a backup. Like water, electricity flow can vary, a UPS can help you regulate the flow.

Offline is the cheapest and simplest form of power protection. An Offline UPS is great for a home or office user and will cover you in the event of a complete power failure.

Line-interactive is an intermediate type of UPS, which provides better power protection than an Offline, but at a cheaper cost than Online.

An Online power protection is widely regarded as the best type of UPS, not only will it protect you in the event of a power failure, but will also smooth and regulate the power when required.

Some systems require a constant stream of power, with an Online UPS we can make sure there are no interruptions in the supply.

Like a water supply power will need cleaning, regulating and storing. A UPS can help you do any one of these things. You can view our web store range of UPSs (Uninterruptible Power Supplies) here. If you have any questions about UPSs or want to discuss your requirements, contact us here.