Why do you need a UPS?
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is used to protect critical loads from utility-supplied power problems, including spikes, brownouts, fluctuations and power outages, all using a dedicated battery. There are three basic functions that it essentially performs:
- Avoids damage to hardware caused by overcurrent’s and voltage spikes. Many UPS models also continuously regulate the input power.
- Avoids data loss and damage. Without a UPS, data stored on devices subject to sudden shutdowns can be corrupted or completely lost. Power management software also allows and facilitates the controlled shutdown of the system.
- Ensures the availability of networks and other applications while avoiding downtime. If used in conjunction with a power generator, will ensure that they have enough time to ignite in the event of a power failure.