MGE Uninterrupted Power Supply

MGE Uninterrupted Power Supply

An uninterrupted power supply is a device that stores (or backs up) power for your computer or other piece of equipment and keeps it running for a short period (say 6-30 minutes) when the mains electricity supply fails.  A UPS system is required by a computer because abrupt shutdowns can lead to all sorts of problems, including data loss, damage to the computer’s hardware and corruption of operating system files, etc. which could in some cases be so serious as to make the computer unusable the next time you try to start it.  To prevent these problems from happening in the first place you need to install a UPS system such as the MGE uninterrupted power supply.

MGE have a range of UPS systems for the home and office and for large installations like server rooms, data centres, even hotels – anywhere from 500 Watts to tens of Kilowatts.

The MGE Uninterrupted Power Supply Brand

MGE is a leading manufacturer of UPS systems of all sizes, ranging from the small systems for the home or small office through to the big industrial sizes for mission-critical operations in data centres and server rooms, etc.  For the home computer a small unit of 400 Watts is usually enough and will give you 15 to 30 minutes when the mains electricity supply fails.  This is enough to enable you to save your work and properly shut down the computer.

But if your power problem is chronic you could even think of investing in a high-capacity UPS system that can allow you to work for up to 10 hours when the mains electricity supply fails.  For this you can still use the same UPS unit and only install additional battery modules.  You can buy these as the demand comes.

Purchasing an MGE Uninterrupted Power Supply

The following online stores have MGE UPS systems in the small office home office category.

  • Amazon - for MGE units in the 600VA to 1300VA range of UPS products.
  • UK Insight - stock most units for home and office.
  • Dooyoo - another dealer that stocks small and medium-sized MGE UPS systems.

Being a popular brand you are likely to find MGE UPS systems on sale in most stores and electronics shopping centres.

Estimated Costs of an MGE Uninterrupted Power Supply

MGE UPS systems cost from £52 for the small Merlin Series (400 Watts) to £167 for the Ellipse Series (600 Watts) in the small office home office category.  Some online stores also advertise used units in all sizes that have been refurbished and cost much less than the new ones.  The cost of ‘industrial’ size units is of course a lot higher, anything from £3,000 to £10,000 and above, depending on the size and capacity of course.

Any computer today needs to have a stable, uninterrupted source of power.  The computer has become the most important tool for communication and e-commerce and, given the sort of problems that can result from an accidental interruption in the power to your computer, investing in a good UPS system like the MGE uninterrupted power supply is not a luxury but a necessity.