Written by Admin in Electricity
Mar 20 th, 2012
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) simply put is a power strip, surge suppression and battery backup all built into one. The purpose of a UPS is to provide some protection against damage due to electrical surges or outages, as well as to help prevent data loss in the event of a power outage.
The UPS is plugged into your electrical receptacle just like a computer or monitor or other household electronics. Inside of plugging the electronic or computer into the wall receptacle with a UPS you’d plug it into the Uninterrupted Power Supply. The benefit of doing this is that in the event the electricity at your home or office goes out for any reason the Uninterrupted Power Supply would keep your electronics powered up for a short period of time. This would allow you the opportunity to properly save on going work on your computer and/or properly power off your electronic devices before the internal battery in the Uninterrupted Power Supply drains fully.
The size UPS you need depends on two basic factors. One factor is how many electronic devices do you intend to plug into the UPS. The other general factor is how long of a battery backup will you want or need in the even there is a power loss. Generally speaking for a basic setup of a computer, printer, monitor and/or modem a simply UPS is available at many local and online retailers. However, for complex applications where data storage, equipment protection and operation is critical you may want to consult a manufacturer directly to help select the Uninterrupted Power Supply for your particular application.
A UPS is a surge suppression power strip having a built-in battery backup. It’s used for protecting electronics from power outages and electrical surges. Some units come with an added service of insurance in the event electronics are damaged. A UPS gives peace of mind to users that their electronics are better protected.
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