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Battery and meter

11 Nov: My UPS is beeping

If your UPS is beeping then assuming the lights are on so the mains power is on and it is not overloaded by having too many things plugged into it, a UPS will beep if the batteries have failed. This can be serious for several reasons; the connected load has no protection from over or under voltage so these conditions may cause damage or data loss the batteries can get very warm possibly causing a…

Swollen batteries

04 Dec: What is the service life of my UPS batteries?

Just because the major manufacturers rate their batteries for 3 to 5 years doesn’t mean you should leave them in service that long. Most models of UPS will beep and light an alarm indicator to tell you that the battery has gone bad. There’s a big problem with this indication: it is too late! If the “replace-battery” alarm does come on, you must remove the batteries immediately or they will very soon (within a few…

CyberPower desktop

30 Oct: How to pick a UPS for your home office

Protecting your home IT equipment and entertainment devices with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is always recommended and particularly with the active storm season predicted. In virtually all cases, blackouts last for less than one hour. So, how do you pick the right UPS for your requirements. The four things you need to consider are: Sizing Runtime Management and Energy Efficiency Surge Protection Online tools can assist with the sizing and runtime while the third…

Large UPS

15 Sep: 6 Important Factors To Consider When Buying a UPS

With the predictions of a very active storm season between now and January and with questions over the reliability of our power in general, it is perhaps timely to explain what to look for when choosing an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). A UPS is vital to protect your office equipment from damage that may be caused by a sudden power outage, under voltage or over voltage. You can’t just go to a store and grab…