What is an Uninterruptible Power Supply?

An uninterruptible power supply, or better knows as ‘UPS’, is a device that provides backup power in the event of an outage. Since its main job is to keep a network functioning even if the power is out, it can act as a vital piece of equipment for businesses of all sizes.

The most valuable benefits of having a UPS for your organization include:

  • The ability to keep networks and servers running in the event of a power outage.
  • Protecting equipment from damage caused by power surges.

These two benefits alone are reason enough to invest in a UPS to add to your business continuity plan!

As there are a few different types, the size of your business and the equipment you use will determine which type of UPS is best to support your needs. For example, if you have a small office with only a few computers, or even an at-home office, then a small desktop UPS will work. If you have a large office with servers or other sensitive equipment, you’ll want to get a larger UPS that can handle the increased power load. You will also want to think about the battery backup time (BBT) when choosing a UPS. This is the amount of time that the UPS can provide power to your equipment in the event of a power outage. The longer the time, the better. Once you have all of this information, you can then select a UPS with the appropriate power capacity and BBT.

A UPS is an important investment for any business. If you need help choosing the right backup system, just let us know. You don’t wait until the next power outage to realize you need one! Make the investment today and be prepared for anything.