An Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS is a device used to provide backup energy if the main electric supply is unavailable. Power outages are common across the world, and for several industries, having a constant supply of electricity is crucial. A UPS provides that and achieves various goals for different industries. Here’s what it has to offer:
Protects Equipment During Power Surges
If a specific piece of electronics receives voltage beyond its threshold, it will sustain some degree of damage or cease to function altogether. For this purpose, a surge protector is commonly used.
But even a surge protector has its limits and can fry out, leaving enough voltage to pass through and attack whatever is connected to the grid. On the other hand, a UPS switches to battery mode when a surge occurs, so your electronics are operating on clean power while the UPS itself handles the excessive load.
Power Supply Normalization
While a surge protector can handle the average power surge, it’s relatively useless in protecting your UPS from power dips and the random fluctuations that take place. They are also capable of doing long-term damage to any hardware connected to the outlet.
A UPS has in-built mechanisms that can sense dips and fluctuations, ensuring that the connected hardware receives clean electricity to function normally. It continues to provide clean power to devices until the grid’s power supply stabilizes.
Power During Brownouts
Brownouts or any power outages are highly detrimental for any business as it hampers their productivity. Losing power shouldn’t be the reason why your business suffers, as you can fail to get back to clients or push out deliverables.
A UPS can store power and provide backup electricity when direct power isn’t available, making it a viable option for emergencies. It’s also convenient during natural disasters and other unfortunate circumstances as it can help keep essential services functional.
If you’re looking for a UPS for your business or industry, WCI Electric has the services you need. We provide UPS and generator installation, repair, and maintenance to ensure your productivity stays optimal and your hardware functions as intended through the years. We’re serving Palo Alto, Redwood City, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, San Jose, Milpitas, and surrounding areas.