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UPS Batteries: Building Confidence into Your Utility Redundancy Plan

How to Ensure That Your Business Stays Online, Even in a Catastrophe.

Extreme cold caused a cascading number of power outages across the state of Texas, leaving millions without power.  While major power infrastructure failures are rare, this even has caused many of our clients to start asking hard questions about their own infrastructure resiliency. To help organizations think through their own critical power applications, here are a few things to help your facility prevent a disaster by ensuring that you have power resiliency with UPS Batteries.

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What a Responsible UPS Service & Maintenance Plan Looks Like

Considerations for Your UPS Service Agreement

Once you have purchased and installed a uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), the real cost of UPS ownership begins. Ongoing maintenance and service coverage, battery replacements, capacitors and fans are all items that contribute significantly to the cost of UPS ownership. Despite the cost, consistent UPS services and maintenance is a critical, necessary part of ensuring you have power when you need it.

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What Should Be in Your UPS Preventative Maintenance Agreement?

For many companies, we get caught up in the cost of a UPS system purchase and installation. However, the real cost for most UPS systems happens after the unit is installed. We’ve covered the lifecycle of a UPS before, but it is worth repeating. The main driving factors in the cost of a UPS system include the efficiency of the unit, battery replacements and the ongoing cost of maintenance agreements.

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Prepare for Winter Weather: Tips for Your UPS Maintenance Inspection

Caution! Winter weather is fast approaching, which for many of us, means making sure our vehicles are prepared to drive in unfavorable weather conditions. Just like you have your vehicle set up for routine maintenance, it’s especially important for your Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) as well. When dealing with critical power equipment, winter maintenance is key for making sure your generator systems are in top working order, and prepared for power outages. To keep your facility online and running smoothly this winter, here is what to watch out for during your UPS’ routine maintenance inspection.
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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 question is, “How long does a UPS last?” The answer lies in understanding the lifecycle of a UPS – in particular, its key components. Read more

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Managing Critical Power with a Remote Team

Quality, reliable power is crucial for running your business, and right now it’s even more important than ever. As COVID-19 surged, organizations shifted their workspaces from the office to employees’ homes, and other remote locations, increasing the demand for power reliability that is more dispersed than ever. During this time, we’ve received numerous questions from customers regarding the future of the workplace environment, and although things remain uncertain right now, we know that power reliability to support remote partners is critical to helping your business be successful. Here are some of the actions we are taking to provide the best support possible for you during the pandemic.

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Five Leading Causes of UPS Battery Failure

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. Read more

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Understanding UPS Systems: The Four Basic Things You Need to Know

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 the basics of these systems. Here is an overview for understanding UPS systems:

 

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Types of UPS Batteries: The Heart of Your UPS System

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 UPS system and the advantages and disadvantages for each type. It should be noted though, that regardless of the batteries you choose, all batteries decrease in their ability to store and deliver power over time. However, if you follow all guidelines for storage, maintenance and usage, eventually you will still have to replace UPS batteries on a schedule to get the best usage out of your UPS.

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Line Interactive vs. Double Conversion UPS – Which One’s Best?

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. Read more