No, we’re not talking about those guys in a brown truck. In this case, UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply, and when winter storms knock out your electrical service, you’ll be glad you have one.
Prevent Catastrophic Power Failure to Critical Systems and Devices
An Uninterruptible Power Supply is a self-charging battery-powered inline device that provides instant limited backup power for critical systems such as data processing and medical devices. It is not intended for long-term use as an emergency power supply. For that, you need a standby generator.
What a UPS will do, though, is keep crucial power supplied to a limited number of items long enough to avoid a catastrophic failure.
When to Use a UPS
UPS systems are most frequently used in data processing, handling, and storage applications where even a momentary interruption of power can cause loss of important data. They give you or your IT staff time to save and properly shut down systems while waiting for a long-term power source. And since most outages are relatively short-term, a UPS system may be all you need to insure your systems’ integrity. While that’s also true for many medical devices, you should consult the manufacturer’s instructions before relying on a UPS to provide life-giving service to equipment such as ventilators and infusers.
UPS Systems for Homes and Businesses
UPS systems come in different configurations for both home and business use to allow users to choose the combination of power and operational reservetime that meets their equipment’s needs. Most are relatively small and unobtrusive and uncomplicated to install, fitting inline near the protected items similarly to a power strip.
Backup Power Expertise
Allstar Electrical Services has the expertise to evaluate your UPS and other backup power needs. We carry and install top-quality, reliable equipment to protect your valuable data assets and other critical equipment from inevitable power interruptions.
The pros at Allstar Electrical have served the Front Range for over 15 years and are top-rated by the BBB and Angie’s List. We offer homeowners, builders and businesses reliable, professional workthat is safe and up to code.Whatever your needs may be, call Allstar Electrical at (303) 399-7420 or visit our website. Then use our handy online forms to request an estimate or set up an appointment.