Many of us who deal with emergency back-up power are often asked to manage a number of complicated systems that require specific attention to parts, efficiency and power quality. It’s a lot to deal with, and it always helps to have some guidance for understanding the basics of these systems. Here are four main things […]
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Mike Bergum is Sales Account Manager at Quality Power Solutions.
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Your UPS system is one of the most crucial components in your critical power infrastructure, and for your UPS, the batteries are really the “heart” of that system. Even though your UPS needs that heart, batteries are often neglected. We’ll go into more detail about each type of battery that can be used in a […]
A client once purchased a line-interactive UPS system to protect their sensitive metrology units. Still, their units continued to fail from power problems. Why? Because a line-interactive system does not protect against all nine common power anomalies.
UPS systems are extremely efficient at signaling alerts if something malfunctions. But to the untrained eye and ear, these warnings can just seem like flashing lights and loud noises. We’re going to help understand your UPS alarm, and tell you about a tool that can help you if trouble arises.
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.
One question that we often receive is how to provide reliable power conditioning and uninterrupted power when the environment is less than ideal. High temperatures, weather, humidity and other harsh physical elements can wreak havoc on a UPS system and batteries. Toshiba International Corp (TIC) recently secured one of the first patents on a true, […]
Darkness took center stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center for a little over 2 hours during day two of the Consumer Electronics Show this year.
When you think of power outages in this country, you generally think of weather related incidents and natural disasters – things like floods, fire, ice storms, heat waves and tornadoes. It’s true, many power outages can be attributed to these events. However, believe it or not, many of the power outages that occur in the […]
Energy efficiency is an important factor to consider in today’s backup power infrastructure, as it’s one of the leading causes of excessive energy cost. The national average for commercial businesses energy costs is $2.29 per square foot, per year and for some facilities may be much higher. This figure is based on estimates from the U.S. […]