What are the standby power options?
Diesel Generators can also be powered by natural gas or petrol, (or aviation fuel, if it’s a gas turbine). Stored power can also come from NiCad batteries and flywheel systems.
In many cases, before conventional generators reach operating power, there’s a time delay between mains failure and full power. As modern electronic equipment is susceptible to even momentary breaks in power a conventional generator, on its own, is often insufficient to support a computer-based system. For more information click here.
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) Systems
Because of this a ‘typical’ Standby Power system for a computer room incorporates both a battery-powered UPS (to bridge the time gap whilst the generator starts) and a diesel generator to provide the extended runtime that may be required.
Of course, ‘typical’ Standby Power installations rarely exist, and we are often called upon to configure solutions where noise, or weight, or footprint, or heat output, or exhaust fumes (amongst other factors) would cause a problem.
For more information about which UPS System might be right for you, check out our UPS Buyers Guide or contact us via telephone or via our online contact formor let us call you back.
UPS Systems plc offers a wide range of uninterruptible power supplies including those fromRiello UPS,APC UPS andEaton UPSas well as the UPS battery packs designed to go with them. We also offer various diesel generators including60kva generator,80kva generatorand100kva generatorfrom a wide range of manufacturers includingAKSA generatorandPramac generator.