When a UPS is Not a UPS.

If you're looking for a UPS (battery backup) to run your critical applications and services, don't just go online and make a quick purchase.  Realize that UPSes come in different sizes and varieties and you'll need to choose according to your situation.  

  • The key differentiation will be whether your equipment is using Active Power Factor Correction power supplies.  If so, you will need to purchase a UPS that supports that, otherwise, when the power goes out, your system will too.  
  • Another key factor is knowing whether your systems will be running on a generator.  If you're going to be using a generator, you'll want to make sure your UPSes use Double-Conversion  UPS Topology.  If you use Line-Interactive UPS Topology, your UPS may run on battery the whole time that your generator is providing power.  Unless you have a very brief power outage, your systems will eventually be without power and will fail.

If you need help sizing, purchasing, installing or configuring UPSes, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist.