Choosing the Right Emergency Backup Power

March 12, 2021

Electronic Powerhouse, a Vertiv Diamond Solution Provider, realizes that given the high stakes, an emergency backup power must be a part of the solution at each of your computers. Ideally, that solution will include an intelligent Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) that meets the following five criteria:

  • Online Double Conversion Technology: There are three major types of UPS system configurations: offline, line-interactive, and online double conversion. For the most mission-critical applications, an online double conversion UPS solution offers the greatest degree of protection. With this type of UPS, computer will be fully isolated from raw utility power, protecting them from power sags, surges, blackouts, or brownouts that could compromise work.
  • Zero Transfer Time to Batteries: Even in applications that use a generator, there is transfer time involved in switching from the main power source to the backup generator. During that lag, computer operation can be negatively impacted, jeopardizing your information. A double conversion UPS fills the transfer time gap with battery power until the generator kicks in. For premium protection, the UPS should transfer to battery backup power instantaneously, ensuring a truly uninterruptible supply of power.

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  • Scalable Runtime: Sometimes a generator isn’t available or contingency planning for critical systems requires hours of battery runtime instead of just minutes. In these cases, a UPS model that can detect and connect with external battery cabinets for access to additional battery power can offer this level of support.

  • UPS Remote Monitoring Capabilities: It’s important to know that the UPS is always functioning as intended and doing its job around the clock. Facilities personnel also need to know the UPS batteries are fully charged and ready to discharge if and when they are needed. An intelligent UPS enables monitoring both remotely and locally, helping personnel manage battery health and proactively predict battery replacement dates. Alarm notifications delivered via both email and text keep staff informed of any power issues and expedite response time if there is ever a problem with the units.

  • Easy Installation and Operation: A UPS cannot add more complexity to the equation. A plug-and-play system that is quick to install and configure and that can support multiple computers ensures your emergency backup power remains a help instead of a hindrance. A compact, flexible form factor that can be mounted on the floor or wall further streamlines installation and takes up minimal space. Finally, a user-friendly, easy-to-read interface for system insights and diagnosis helps simplify ongoing system operation and maintenance.

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