FAQ

UPS stands for uninterruptible power supply. This means that a UPS system is designed to keep the power running at all time. For instance load shedding will be a problem of the past with our wide variety of products and solutions keeping your business moving.

UPS systems can be used anywhere that needs to ensure that the power stays on . The most common applications are where power is critical to avoid infrastructure damage e.g. Data centers and manufacturing facilities.

A battery is a device that stores energy, a UPS detects when there is no longer any power coming from the mains and switches over to the UPS batteries.

If the power requirement is low and the UPS is overrated, possibly, but normally running a UPS for this long requires so many UPS batteries it becomes unfeasible both financial and physically. It would be best to run a standby generator alongside your UPS to achieve this.

The UPS and inverter both provides the backup supply to the electrical system. The major difference between the UPS and inverter is that the UPS switches from the main supply to the battery immediately, but the inverter takes much longer.

A non-critical load, is an electrical device or devices, that aren’t key to keeping a business running or won’t be damaged by a power cut. In short, it doesn’t matter if these device lose power in an outage.

Yes, you will just need to make sure that the power requirements of the two computers are within the tolerance of what the UPS system can handle. If you need help with this, contact us.

Backup power is a term that simply means, a source of power if the main power source fails. This can be anything from some AA batteries in your mains powered alarm clock to UPS system and standby generator that are connected to your data center.

Yes, with the purpose of a UPS being to supply power when the mains fails, unplugging it is not a safe way of turning it off. You will need to turn it off using the controls/buttons on the device.

While both protect against a power cut, a UPS is an immediate, short term solution, provide power straight away for as long as its UPS batteries have charge. A standby generator is a longer turn solution, that is slower to start up, but will provide power for as long as it has fuel.

If you have any other questions not answered here, why not contact us and we will do our best to help.