UPS

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…

CyberPower Professional UPS

13 Dec: New CyberPower Professional Rackmount UPS

CyberPower have released their next generation of Professional Rackmount UPS’s. These new units provide professional-grade power protection for your corporate, small business, or network installations. This UPS series is the one you’ve been asking for. The series includes Battery Equalisation Technology that increases battery life and Fast Charge Technology which recharges batteries from 0% to 90% in three hours. Tool-less front panel enables easy battery replacement. The faceplate features side latches for simple removal, and…

Stormy clouds

30 Nov: How do I keep my business going when the power fails?

As we are experiencing unusual weather across the country it is timely to answer the question of how do I keep my business going when the power fails? The obvious answer is with a battery backup or Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). Protecting your IT equipment and entertainment devices at work and at home with a UPS is always recommended. In most cases, blackouts last for less than one hour but sags or brownouts can be…

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…