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How Does An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Work?

How Does An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Work?

January 28, 2021

As a business, you rely on electricity to keep your mission-critical equipment up and running. Sudden blackouts and brownouts can prove disastrous, often costing Australian businesses thousands of dollars in losses. At the very least, you need to be able to safely shut down your computers and connected equipment in the event of a power failure. That’s where a UPS power supply solution comes in useful.

UPS power can keep your equipment up and running in the event of a power outage or surge for long enough for you to shut everything down without losing any sensitive data. Many Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne homes and businesses have such systems to power appliances and electronics like lights when problems arise with the national grid.

So, how does an uninterruptible power supply work? And should you make sure your business has it? These answers can be found by referring to our frequently asked questions so that you can decide whether UPS power is a wise investment.

A basic working of UPS

A UPS power supply solution, also known as a battery backup, provides backup electricity stored in a battery when there’s a problem with your regular power source. They’re useful for more than just power outages – even slight deviations in power voltages can cause your equipment’s power supply to fail. UPS power provides protection against four problems:

  • Voltage sags
  • Voltage spikes and surges
  • Frequency differences
  • Power outages

Voltage spikes and sags occur when the voltage on your main power line is higher or lower than it should be. Power outages can occur due to national grid issues, though blown fuses are also a common cause. Because such problems are relatively common and unpredictable, having a UPS power supply solution installed is a smart idea. Check out our blog to learn more about the inner workings of UPS solutions.

What is a UPS used for?

Generally speaking, a UPS power system is used to ‘bridge the gap’ between the moment your regular source of power fails to the point where a stable source of power takes over. Essentially, you can use a UPS to safely shut down your network in the event of a power failure, or keep your systems working until your regular power source or generator kicks in.

Most UPS solutions provide power from a backup battery, which comes in various sizes. You might want to read about our recent projects to get an idea of which size battery you might need.

Learn more about uninterruptible power supply

UPS power is essential for just about all industries because power failures are far from rare, and they can have disastrous results.

At UPS Solutions, we’re Australia’s leading provider of UPS power supply systems. Because we’re a government-approved supplier and installer, you can trust us for honest advice and solutions that won’t let you down.

If you want to learn more about uninterruptible power supply, buy a solution or find out why we’re the nation’s largest supplier, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We have a network of certified installers throughout Australia who can get your UPS system in place in no time at all.