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The Slow but Certain Threat: UPS Capacitor Failure

When a UPS suffers a capacitor failure, you may not initially notice, but that doesn’t mean the UPS hasn’t been compromised and that performance isn’t affected. In many cases, a capacitor failure will force your UPS system into bypass, leaving your critical loads unprotected. Here’s how to detect – and avoid – UPS capacitor failure.

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Downtime Denied: How an External Maintenance Bypass Saves the Day

If your UPS experiences a catastrophic failure or needs to be removed for maintenance, one piece of equipment is crucial so you don’t drop your mission-critical load – an External Maintenance Bypass. Not only do you need to know why it’s important, but also the correct procedure when switching to an external bypass.

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How Long Does a UPS Last?

No one expects a UPS system to last forever.  But when your mission-critical equipment must keep running, the obvious question is, “How long does a UPS last?”  The answer lies in understanding the lifecycle of a UPS – in particular, its key components.

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Why You Must Know the Four Components of a UPS System

Simply knowing what your UPS system does should be just the beginning of your UPS knowledge. Going a step further to learn the key components of a UPS will help you understand how it works, identify potential problems and help you avoid them.

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Birds and Squirrels Cause 11% of Power Outages

Did you know that squirrels and birds cause 11% of the power supply outages annually? It’s true, and they’re not the only looming threat. With so much on the line, it’s important to protect your mission-critical equipment. Here’s how a comprehensive energy security plan can help. (This post was written by QPS Director of Technical […]

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Three Facility Monitoring Systems Essential for Uptime

You may not be aware of adverse conditions within your facility that threaten to take down your critical loads at any time. That’s why monitoring your data center’s equipment is vital. Here are three facility monitoring systems to improve your mission-critical system protection. (Note: This post was written by Gary Wells, a Senior Field Engineer […]