3-5 August: UPS & Batteries
UPS is a battery-powered
electronic device that continues to supply electricity to the load for a
certain period of time during a utility failure or when the line voltage varies
outside the normal limits. Besides the backup, most UPS also provide surge
protection. Modern UPS can either be of the static type or the rotary
A sudden loss of power will disrupt most business operations and could lead to a company being unable to trade. Where a company regards electrical power as critical then there will be a need for a continuous or back up power system. Selecting and installing the correct type of battery will enhance and optimize the performance of the UPS. There are however problems with these installations when there is a need for maintenance especially the use of by-pass. Power Quality compatibility problems may cause failure, which was the reason for the original UPS installation.