What is a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)?

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. Y

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