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.
About Mike Bergum
Mike Bergum is Sales Account Manager at Quality Power Solutions.
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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. […]
At QPS, we take a comprehensive look when reviewing your backup power needs. For most of our customers we go beyond just ensuring you have properly maintained equipment. Energy efficiency is an important factor to consider in today’s backup power infrastructure and one of the leading causes of excessive energy cost. Many times we find that a […]
As businesses face increasing expenditures for state-of-the-art infrastructure to remain competitive, controlling facility management spend becomes ever more important. Strategic planning is necessary to align capital spending with budgets and prevent misallocation of resources. While budgets are typically controlled by individual departments within the organization, there are steps each manager can take to contain costs. […]
The rapidly changing environment of information technology requires flexibility, scalability and efficiency. When planning your data center, it’s essential to evaluate your future demand as well as your current needs. Critical risk assessment necessitates an understanding of potential failures and implementation of preventative actions. To operate efficiently, your data center must incorporate strategic resources to […]
For most of our customers, a UPS system is often greatly underutilized. Data Centers with redundant UPS systems are notoriously underutilized since neither unit can ever be loaded more than 50% of its rated capacity. Since a UPS system reaches it’s peak efficiency when loaded to 70% or higher, trying to maximize efficiency can be […]