Download This Report—UPS: A Primer

An overview of UPS system basics, practices, and equipment

Dear Facilities Manager,

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) technology is undergoing continual change and improvement as IT managers struggle to cover ever-increasing data demands while working to control mounting energy expenses.

A UPS differs from an auxiliary or emergency power system, or a standby generator, because it provides near-instantaneous protection from input power interruptions by supplying energy stored in batteries, supercapacitors, or flywheels. The on-battery runtime of most uninterruptible power sources is relatively short (only a few minutes) but sufficient to start a standby power source or properly shut down the protected equipment.

Recognizing the growing need for energy storage solutions, Forester Media has written this primer to show you the basics, including systems, practices, and equipment—to make it easier to determine which product is right for your application.

Most people understand that UPS involves batteries, and ensuring critical equipment power can be maintained in power outage situations to prevent harm to personnel or equipment. But that is just a small view of what UPS can do.

When you read UPS: A Primer you will:

  • Discover how unplanned outages can cost organizations up to $7,908 per minute
  • Understand why major grid outages have increased over the last decade
  • Know the differences between offline and online UPS systems
  • Ensure you make the correct choice in UPS for your specific needs

UPS system efficiencies have been improved through advances in technology, topology, and modularity. The UPS cleans up the power, eliminating voltage spikes and other electrical impurities. The switching process has traditionally been accomplished using silicon-controlled rectifiers, which have high power/high voltage switching capabilities.

Have you ever wondered:

  • What are the major market segments for applications for online UPS systems?
  • The most important specifications to pay attention to in batteries?
  • Which batteries will have higher ratings?

If any of these questions intrigue you—or if there’s anything in the UPS field you think you still have to learn—download this FREE special report now. Do it before you get sidetracked by other matters, and you’ll have the information you’ll need.

Yours truly,

John Trotti

Group Editor, Forester Media

P.S. This primer is not available anywhere else at any price! It is exclusive to Forester Network readers only.

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