Have you witnessed flickering lights in your home or office, computer freezing up or restarting? Then you may be suffering from a power supply problem!
Does it matter? Definitely YES!
A lot of us don’t realize that the power provided to our home or office is at times irregular and not always at 220 volts (110v to others) supply. 220v (110v) is the ideal voltage but sometimes it goes way above 240v and under 100v (both for 220 range).
This is when UPS gets up!
What is UPS?
UPS is an acronym for Uninterruptible Power Supply. It is a power protection device that will regulate the incoming power to desired and acceptable values. It will also supply a limited amount of power when there is no supply of power from the main source.
The basic operation of UPS is that it will sense if the voltage is not good enough or within tolerance. If that is the case, it will automatically go to the battery power until normal power returns. This is how UPS protects the devices connected to it, to further avoid overloading and short circuits.
A good example of application is your Personal Computer. The UPS will regulate the power to your computer. In the event of a power failure, UPS will alert you that there is no power, or for some high end UPS, it will either, Shut your PC or keep it running.
This means that anything you are working on can be saved and then shut your PC down. It also means that in any event of power failure or surge, your PC is protected from damage.
Other advantages of using UPS are:
- It will protect you from uncertain data loss
- It will serve as an emergency power supply
- It will protect voltage sensitive devices from bad electricity
- It will provide power surge protection
- It maintains your device’ battery life
Hopefully these are helpful to you as an electricity consumer and given you enough information that stress out the importance of using a UPS to your devices. By using this you can keep your devices running smoothly and safely from power problems mitigating any damage. Go UP for UPS!
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