Selecting the Right UPS for Today's Facilities

Amano, Brad
April 2006
Buildings;Apr2006, Vol. 100 Issue 4, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses the factors determining the type of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to purchase. The consequence of equipment failure is the single most important factor determining the type of UPS to purchase. The first step in selecting the right UPS involves performing an electronic triage assessment of the importance or value of the processes and hardware to be protected. For small office personal computers, less-expensive, single-phase UPS can be an adequate solution.


Related Articles

  • The €100m question.  // European Power News;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p15 

    Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems prevent damaging power loss in the event of electrical dips or even total failure. Although these failures are rare, they are increasing. UPS systems have long been used to mitigate the effects of serious power problems and they remain very important...

  • Battery-Powered Backup. Lane, Keith // Plant Engineering;Dec2006, Vol. 60 Issue 12, Special section p18 

    The article presents the fourth part of the continuing series on power quality, engineering and code issues in designing and specifying uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. In this article, it focuses on the pros and cons of the different types of battery systems to prevent its weak link...

  • The telecom industry's power challenge. Sweeney, Dan // America's Network;10/1/2004, Vol. 108 Issue 15, p10 

    This article explores the new back-up technologies to ensure uninterruptible electrical power in the telecommunication industry in the U.S. Operators now employ variety of backup power and power management systems such as constant voltage transformers, uninterruptible power supplies and...

  • UPS Keeps Marathon on Its feet.  // Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Mar2004 Supplement, Vol. 35, p24 

    Focuses on the significance of uninterruptible power supply in the guaranteeing the success of the 2004 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon. Complexity of time and energy requirements of the event; Importance of power reliability before and during the event; Impact of the system readiness on the...

  • Medical Center Looks Outside Its Walls for Healthier Power.  // Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Mar2004 Supplement, Vol. 35, p27 

    Reports on the installation of an uninterruptible power supply system in a regional medical center in North Carolina, in an effort to improve its power quality. Impact of voltage failures on the hospital; Capacity of the unit installed; Advantages of the system for the company.

  • Batteries--heart of the UPS.  // Electrical & Automation Technology;Apr/May2007, p21 

    The article discusses the importance of batteries to the performance of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. Several factors must be considered when reviewing battery requirements. Proper charging of batteries and correct temperature affect the function of a UPS system. Battery monitoring...

  • ELECTRICAL FAULT DETECTION and MITIGATION in TRANSFORMERLESS UPSs. Schott, Aaron // Mission Critical;May/Jun2014, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p50 

    The article focuses on the utilization of transformerless uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) in data centers. It mentions that transformerless UPSs can prevent power interruption, and can offer harmonic mitigation and power factor correction with active front-end controls to avoid power...

  • An Uninterruptible Power System for 24/7 Operation. Hosking, Bill // QST;Sep2006, Vol. 90 Issue 9, p33 

    The article offers information on the uninterruptible power system designed by Bill Hosking of W7JSW for an online 24/7 amateur radio system operation. Among the requirements for the system to work are 120 volts alternating current at approximately 300 watts Windows 2 gigahertz desktop computer,...

  • Power Shift. Heller, Chuck // EC&M Electrical Construction & Maintenance;Oct2008, Vol. 107 Issue 10, p22 

    The article focuses on the impact of power factor loads on the capacity and performance of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). It explains that the power factors of servers and historically between 0.6-0.9 lagging. As the servers become more powerful, hot-swappable redundant power supplies are...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics