Let us start from scratch; the UPS is a battery backup power system that transfers enough power for the equipment to properly shut down when the power fails. What it does is, it helps prevent loss of any data and reduces the stress that any hard shutdown might cause on any of your electronic equipment(s).
It also acts as a surge protector that protects the connected devices from an array of power problems such as surges or abnormal voltages which has the power to damage, can reduce the lifespan or even affect the performance of electronic equipment and your devices.
Now the question arises, why one might need a UPS( uninterruptible power supply) in their house?
When you are at home, the electronic devices you are dependant upon for daily survival, that includes communication, security and entertainment are at risk of failure and damage and the root cause for the same can be unexpected blackouts.
- Wireless networking equipment (routers, modems)
- Your personal computer
- Your television(s)
- The security systems
- Gaming consoles, if you have that
- Last but not least, our cell phones
Next comes, Business
In industries, the primary reason behind the power outages can be frustrating for many, and it can be financially crippling for the organisation. Many studies have shown that billions of dollars have gone down the drain due to the downtime that is caused by power disruptions which on the other hand could have been prevented with the help of a battery backup.
Below are some facts for Fortune 1000 companies:
- An average annual cost of unplanned downtime rounds about to $1.25—$2.5 billion
- An average hourly price of infrastructure failure rounds about to $100,000
- An average hourly cost of critical application failure rounds about to $500,000—$1 million
Hence, the small to medium-sized businesses currently might be at the most financial risk because of the limited ability to generate revenue during the time. In order to prevent that use industrial ups.
If you often ask yourself the question that -How Big Does My smart UPS Need to Be, then following is the answer.
In order to make sure that your back UPS runs smoothly, it needs to be large enough that will easily support all of the equipment that is plugged into it. To figure that out, you need to figure out the UPS capacity. Basically, it refers to how much power a UPS system can provide (it should be measured in Watts).
Moreover, the higher the capacity, the more electronic equipment it can support. To figure out how much it can hold, you will have to calculate the load. Now, the load is the grand total of power each of the devices consumes.
In order to identify the load, make sure you make an equipment list that includes the total watts each piece of the equipment requires so that it can run smoothly. Don’t forget to include all of the devices the UPS will be required to support.
For instance, if the equipment has a redundant power supply, make sure only to count the wattage of the single power supply. If, by chance, you are unsure of how many watts the said equipment required, what you can do is consult the manufacturer or power supply specifications that are mentioned in the user manual.