Back Up Uninterrupted Power Supply

Back Up Uninterrupted Power Supply

There is a huge range of reasons why you would want to have a back up uninterrupted power supply connected to your mission critical or expensive computer equipment.  The most common reason is in the event of a disruption in power; the back up uninterrupted power supply with its back up battery will kick in and continue powering the device for a short period of time – enough for you to quickly restore the power or save your work so you don’t experience any data loss.  There are many other reasons too – they protect your equipment from problems caused by a bad power supply and environmental factors caused by other nearby equipment.  Back up uninterrupted power supply units come in a number of different types and sizes depending on how much equipment you need to give power backup to.

What is a Back Up Uninterrupted Power Supply?

A back up uninterrupted power supply runs in line with the power cable going to your device, and within milliseconds of the power cutting, switches over to power the device it is connected to by using the internal battery. In the case off an offline back up uninterrupted power supply, if a voltage spike, surge or sag is detected, it will also kick over to the battery backup. If in the case of an online or line-interactive device, an additional coil circuit is added to deal with surges, spikes and sags and the battery is only used for power cuts. The main advantage of the online over the line interactive unit is that the online unit provides an electrical firewall between the power and equipment it is powering by controlling the output voltage and frequency regardless of what the input voltage and frequency is.

Purchasing a Back Up Uninterrupted Power Supply

  • Crescent Electronics have their store in East Sussex and offer a full range of back up uninterrupted power supply units from various manufacturers.
  • BT Business Direct are a primarily online store that offer the APC brand of devices for delivery anywhere in Great Britain.

Estimated Costs of a Back Up Uninterrupted Power Supply

If you need to purchase a back up uninterrupted power supply, be aware that they generally don’t come cheap. But remember, paying for one of these units will always be much cheaper and far more convenient than having to deal with damaged equipment. An offline device can cost anything up to about £50, and offers the least amount of protection. Generally the device that is more often used for home users is the line-interactive device, which costs up to around £120. There are many more types of UPS devices that cost far more than that.

These devices might not power your computer or electronic equipment for long, but usually a few minutes is all you need. Apart from giving you those valuable few minutes to save what you’re doing and turn your computer off safely, it will also protect you from power problems that can be potentially damaging to your equipment. The cost of a back up uninterrupted power supply is a small price to pay for that sort of protection and peace of mind.