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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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.
Battery failure is the leading culprit behind the majority of UPS catastrophes. But despite batteries’ vulnerability to premature failure, you don’t have to be a victim. We’re going to run through the top five causes of premature battery failure and how you can prevent it.
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 […]
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 […]
The recent headlines about power failures at prisons emphasized just how dependent high-security facilities are on emergency power. It’s why we follow these four best practices in facilities where safety depends on power for mission-critical systems.
A highly efficient UPS can help cut energy costs. But if you base a UPS’s efficiency solely on its efficiency rating, you’re making a huge mistake. Efficiency ratings are often misunderstood, which is why it’s essential you understand how they work before your next UPS purchase.
The facility manager at a surgery center thought he had covered all his bases during recent renovation. But when the power suddenly went out, the surgical team was – of all things – unable to wash their hands. Yes, downtime can affect your facility in unexpected ways.
The verdict is in – the number one way to keep your UPS up and running is to schedule regular maintenance checks. Here are three ways UPS maintenance can provide insight into the health and life expectancy of your critical infrastructure – and potentially save your skin in the process.