Customizing Your UPS Solution: Modular vs. Standalone Systems

Customizing Your UPS Solution: Modular vs. Standalone Systems

by DNM Digital May 15, 2024

Exploring Modular UPS Systems: Flexibility and Scalability

Modular UPS systems offer a high level of flexibility and scalability, thus making them an ideal choice for businesses with rapidly-evolving power requirements.

These systems consist of independent modules that can be added or removed as needed, empowering you to easily expand or downsize your power capacity as and when needed.

With modular UPS systems, you can start with a small configuration and gradually increase its capacity as your business grows, helping you save on both cost and space.

As a rule of thumb, modular UPS systems tend to have a centralised battery which is shared by the modules.


Benefits of Choosing a Modular UPS for Your Business

  • Flexibility: Modular UPS systems offer the flexibility to adapt to changing power demands, ensuring that your business remains operational – even during periods of increased power needs.
  • Scalability: The modular design allows for easy expansion or reduction of power capacity, thus providing you with a cost-effective solution that can grow with your business.
  • Redundancy: With modular UPS systems, you can incorporate redundancy by adding redundant modules. This means that if one module fails, the others will continue to provide power, minimising downtime and ensuring business continuity.


Understanding Standalone UPS Systems: Reliability and Power

Standalone UPS systems, aka traditional or monolithic UPS systems), provide reliable power protection for critical equipment.

They are designed as single units and offer high power capacity, thus making them suitable for applications that require a significant amount of power.

Standalone UPS systems are renowned for their robustness and ability to handle heavy loads without compromising on system performance.

Generally speaking, a standalone UPS system will need at least two UPS batteries to cover its power requirements.


When to Opt for a Standalone UPS System

  • High Power Requirements: If your business demands a substantial amount of power consistently, a standalone UPS system is an excellent choice indeed. Many large organisations like data centres, manufacturing plants, and hospitals often require the reliability and high power capacity provided by standalone systems.
  • Minimal Expansion Needs: If your power requirements are unlikely to change significantly in the future, a standalone UPS system can be a reliable and cost-effective solution. These systems are suitable for businesses with stable power demands – regardless of the required power capacity.



Q: What Makes Modular UPS Systems Customisable?

A: Modular UPS offer excellent UPS system customisation through their modular design. Again, the independent modules can easily be configured and re-configured on the fly to meet specific power requirements.

You can add or remove modules, incorporate redundancy, and adjust capacity as needed, providing you with a tailored solution for your business.


Q: How Do Standalone UPS Systems Differ from Modular Ones in Customisation?

A: Standalone UPS systems, while not as easily customisable as modular systems, do offer their own advantages.

They are designed to provide a fixed power capacity, establishing reliability and stability.

UPS system customisation with standalone systems typically involves selecting the appropriate capacity and then configuring the system to match your specific power needs.


Q: Can I Upgrade My Existing UPS System to a Modular or Custom Solution?

A: Yes, in many cases, it is possible to upgrade an existing UPS system to a modular or custom solution. However, this depends on the specific system and its compatibility with modular components.

We highly recommend that you consult with a UPS Solutions provider who can carefully assess your current setup and provide you with expert guidance on the feasibility of an upgrade – and indeed help you with any necessary installations and maintenance requirements.


Choose UPS Solutions Today

Customising your UPS solution is paramount when meeting your business's unique power requirements.

Again: modular UPS systems offer flexibility and scalability, while standalone UPS systems provide reliability and a higher power capacity.

Before you make any final decisions, be sure to consider your business's needs and consult with a UPS solutions expert to determine the best customisation option for your specific situation.

With a tailored UPS solution, you can establish seamless power protection and uninterrupted operations for your business.

If you want to know more about modular and/or standalone UPS systems, or for more information about UPS Solutions, please do not hesitate to contact us today. One of our friendly specialists will gladly accommodate your needs.

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