An uninterruptable power source (UPS) is an electronic device that supplies emergency power to a load when the main power or input power source fails. A UPS is different from a generator or emergency power system because it provides a near-instantaneous stream of energy in the event of a disruption. One of the UPS’s primary functions is to provide enough power to shut down a piece of electronic equipment properly during a sudden outage.
UPS modules can protect a broad range of components like computers, telecommunication equipment and data centers. UPS modules are essential for preventing injuries, operational disturbance and data loss when an unexpected power disruption occurs. They vary in size from smaller units designed to protect personal computers to larger options that can provide power to entire buildings.
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Types of UPS Modules
UPS modules generally fall into three categories, including:
- – Standby UPS: These modules have basic features and are the most economical. Standby modules switch the power source to an internal battery when they detect excessively low or high incoming voltage resulting from surges, sags or outages. Standby systems are ideal for simple backup solutions for less sensitive devices like home office equipment.
- – Line-interactive UPS: These systems use automatic voltage regulation to remedy abnormal voltages without switching to a battery backup. These designs offer more enhanced filtering than standby modules, along with higher reliability and efficiency levels.
- – Online UPS: These modules deliver continuous, clean AC power to equipment without a break when transferring to the battery, protecting devices from almost any possible outage caused by brownouts, blackouts, surges, sags or noise interference. Online UPS uses double-conversion technology to produce the highest protection measures for large data centers.
Other models like ferroresonant, multi-mode and hybrid systems offer high-efficiency rates and multiple modes of operation geared toward specific functions.
Benefits of Using an Uninterrupted Power Source Module
Considering the severity of the damage that can occur from an outage, the benefits of using a UPS module almost always outweigh the initial system costs. Some primary advantages of protecting your company’s equipment with these modules include:
- – Continuity: UPS modules provide the power your facility needs to fend off disruptions and shut down vital systems without damage or loss of data.
- – Protection: Online UPS modules can sense when a problem occurs and furnish the security your company needs against sudden blackouts, sags, surges and failure.
- – Filter: Line-interactive modules can refine power when it enters the system by filtering it and adjusting the output, producing a cleaner and more consistent power supply free of abnormalities.
When to Replace a Faulty UPS
At some point, almost all UPS modules require replacement. Consider these factors when deciding to perform a repair or opt for a complete replacement:
- – The module’s age: While a UPS module’s average lifespan varies, it may be time to start considering a new unit after a decade of use.
- – Energy efficiencies: New technologies produce higher efficiencies for modern UPS units, as they can operate on less power and offer higher cost savings.
- – Outdated ports: As USB technology evolves, the main ports and plugs between newer and older models often differ, and older units may not provide the necessary connections for today’s technology.
Contact Global Electronic Services for UPS Modules Today
At Global Electronic Services, we understand the importance of having a reliable UPS module on hand to protect your company’s valuable equipment and data. That’s why we offer fast shipping in addition to providing high-quality repair services for your current unit. Contact us online or call us at 877-249-1701 to learn more.