A Beginner's Guide To Understanding UPS
Are you thinking about getting a UPS for the uninterrupted supply of power? If this is your first time investing in getting a device like this, then the following guidelines would surely help. This article will aptly describe what an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is. Therefore, What is uninterruptible power supply?
Many factors influence the choice of getting a UPS system, including:
- Building type
- Amount of electrical load needed to be covered
- The company and business function
- Occupation of space required
- Budget necessities
Let's discuss the meaning of an uninterruptable power supply and its working
Fundamentals Of UPS
First of all, the question that arises is what a UPS system is? It is a backup system to supply the electricity in the event of emergency failure or shutdown of primary power. Furthermore, when this happens unexpectedly, this can cause critical problems and can damage electrically operated machinery and devices.
In addition, the operations and activities related to the electricity supply are hampered. Therefore, the UPS can therefore be a beneficial device in this matter. In addition, It will automatically supply the electrical power as soon as the main power shuts down. Furthermore, it supports and operates those devices which you have chosen personally to protect. No other device on the circuit will run and will save up the battery power of the system for those critical tasks.
The following devices are often added:
- Servers of the comms room
- Air-conditioners of comms room
- Personal computers
- Control of access equipment
- Closed-circuit television
- Automation systems of the building
When an unexpected power failure happens, theUPS keeps running the vital machinery until it is checked, repaired, or shut down properly. Therefore, this sufficient time helps to locate the problem to prevent a complete shutdown. Generally, the support time provided by the UPS depends on how much electricity load is on it Furthermore, the scale and size of the UPS. Lastly, the power and size of batteries attached to it.
If there is a breakdown on a large scale, a generator can be used in tandem with the UPS to create an extended support period. At first, the UPS can provide the primary power support, and then the generator can take its place to feed the UPS with ongoing power.
However, the life of the generator is dependent on the fuel it contains. Therefore, it can run for an indefinite time, as the fuel can be added continuously. In both cases, the uninterrupted supply will help to provide enough electrical support time to protect your valuable data on your devices.
Aim Of Having Uninterrupted Power Supply
The uninterrupted power supply system can fulfil many demands without focusing on its size and structure. Generally, its primary purpose is to cover the power demands. This system can be as little as a PC and can also support all technology entirely in the event of power failure.
Major UPS systems are used at a commercial scale to hold up the business communication space. If the power cuts off without warning, the primary purpose of this system becomes to support the technology from crashing. Even if the power goes off merely for seconds or minutes. However in the meantime, the communication room technology may experience.
This electrical crash of of few seconds can result in the deprivation of important information and operations from the hard drive and technology systems.
Another examples is using UPS to support your CCTV systems. The closed-circuit television systems can be kept operational on by UPS in case of power failure. It powers the CCTV system and screens to carry out its functions, and 100% uptime of camera visibility
In case of a power outage,without a UPS the system would shut down the recording and lose its purpose.
Installed UPS systems will avoid the crashing of the CCTV system
Types Of Uninterrupted Power Supply
Commonly there are three types of UPS systems with their specifications and abilities. Choice of the system depends on your needs and purposes for business and power requirements.
1. Standby Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems
Standby systems are the most frequent type of UPS installed in buildings. As listed earlier, it is the type used for small single units such as personalized computers. Despite their diminutive size, they can be proved helpful for many purposes.
2. Line Interactive Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems
This is the ideal type of UPS for a small to medium scale. It is the best scheme because of its efficient design with many competative prices and operational options. In addition to providing security, it has also the advantage of extra line conditioning.
3. On Line Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems
These systems are most suitable for medium to large-scale businesses. Because of the continuous operating inverter feature, this system has become the most dependable one. As a result, it has ultra-security from electrical noises, spikes, harmonics, and surges. It also works well to cover overall power failure
Components For a UPS System
There are some primary areas to be covered while choosing any UPS system. These are some areas that are very important to be considered.
They are as follows
· UPS size and dimensions
A UPS system must meet and excel the specifications for your vital equipment's load of electricity. Considering the required burden of electricity, we can advise and calculate what would be the most suitable option for you and your critical equipment
· Single-phase UPS v/s 3 phase UPS
This is the point where you need a lot of knowledge and understanding about the requirement of UPS systems. The choice of the system depends on your electrical load set up. The UPS system must be compatible with your single phase, or 3 phase installed wiring in the building. The team on the project will provide guidelines after looking at the wiring system and recommend the best system for you.
· UPS system's scalability
Installation of the system today should be also be designed according to future requirements. First of all, it should be capable of managing the load of existing technology, and secondly, it must be powerful to carry the future electrical load. Suppose you have the idea that in the future, the electricity needs will increase. In that case, it's better to implement the final required framework now, rather than to pay for its replacement afterwards.
· Ups System Failure
Generally, UPS systems have proved to be consistent, but at some points, they might fail in their reliability. Taking minor risks is optional, but not here. In the worst-case scenario, you might lose essential data, which will result in disruption of business operations.
That is why we advise to add extra layers for protection. For the achievement of this task, we have introduced a Bypass switch installation. Bypass switch provides power stability by allowing device replacement and upgrades, and testing them to continue.
Our UPS installation systems have provided the services of managing your devices and ensuring ongoing operations at peak performances.
The following key points will aid in the prevention of UPS system failures:
- Picking out and placing proper size UPS
- Installation and designing of UPS systems by trained workers
- A well-designed and operational schedule of maintenance and service