A UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) is a device/unit that we install between the raw mains power coming into a building or room and the critical equipment you use to be protected against power fluctuations or failures during events such as a power cut.
It is a system that provides backup power (usually from batteries) when the electrical mains supply fails or drops to an unacceptable voltage level.
Single phase and three phase systems are available.
Small UPS systems which are known as plug-n-play (that plug into the nearest power socket) usually provide back-up power for a few minutes from batteries which are internal. The runtime is enough to safely power down a computer. Longer back-up times are available/achievable by using additional battery packs.
Larger systems, however depending upon the power rating can have internal batteries and/or additional external batteries. There are different ways to house you batteries, open battery racks are also available.
For very long battery back-up runtimes a generator is required.
UPS systems can have the facility to alert fileservers to safely shut down when a power outage or fluctuation has happened or notify users by text/e-mail. Building Management Systems (BMS) can also be set-up to be notified.
Get in contact with a member of our team if you require a backup plan for your power