In Wisconsin, winter snow storms and summer rains and winds can easily result in electrical power loss. While these are often short and last only a few hours, that time for a business without power can be very costly and completely unproductive.
To avoid these types of issues and to ensure the power stays up and running until the backup generator kicks in, installing an industrial UPS battery backup system is the ideal option. These UPS (uninterrupted power supply) systems will soon become one of the most important pieces of equipment you have in your building, even if they are only used a few times a year.
How They Work
An industrial sized UPS battery backup system works on the same principles as the smaller systems you may have at home or in the office to keep your computers running in the event of a sudden power outage. They are designed to give you several minutes, typically not more than 15 minutes for the small supplies, which should allow enough time for a generator to be started and take over the power supply.
Even if a generator isn’t on site as a backup, the time provided by the UPS system will allow critical electronic equipment, including computerized systems, to be correctly shut down. This will prevent loss of data or damage to the system by allowing the full shutdown cycle to occur.
Options to Consider
When selecting a UPS battery backup system for any Wisconsin business, there will be several factors to consider. The most important factors are the type of system, including an off-line, line-interactive or on-line model. Each has advantages that may make it a better option for a particular application.
Additionally, it will be essential to know what the UPS backup will need to run during the time immediately after a power outage. These factors will be critical in finding the correct type and size of the system.