UPS [uninterruptible power supply]
An uninterruptible power supply is a device that has an alternate source energy that can be provided power when the primary power source is temporarily disabled the switchover time must be small enough to not cause a disruption in the operation of the loads it protects against multitier of power disturbances and power outage offers protection against.
- Equipment not operating properly.
- Computer and equipment damage.
- Data loss
- Time and expense to recover back to where you were, if even possible.
UPS (Block Diagram)
- HVDS transmission line
UPS is the abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply and is a device which supplies power to devices for a fixed amount of time without stopping even when there are problems occurring with utility power and other power sources.
Uninterruptible Power Supplies fall into two categories: the first (and most commonly used) type is known as a Standby, or Offline, UPS. Under normal circumstances, a Standby UPS acts as a sort of electrical middleman: it plugs into a wall outlet, and distributes the AC power from that outlet to the other electronic devices it’s connected to. Aside from distributing power, UPS units typically also provide surge protection, but it’s not until the power goes out that an Uninterruptible Power supply.