What Is A UPS System?

No one likes to be without electricity during storms or when acts of nature disrupt its delivery. While being without lights can be an inconvenience for a homeowner, it's a different story for those who own a business. If a business loses its power and its lights, its bottom line can be adversely affected. This is why a UPS system is a good idea for any business in Michigan.

A UPS System Explained

A UPS system is designed to provide emergency power when the main power source fails. While it can sound like it's a system that's similar to a standby generator, emergency power system or auxiliary power, a UPS system differs greatly. It provides protection from power interruptions that is almost instantaneous. It does so by extracting energy from flywheels, supercapacitors or that is stored in batteries. While the typical UPS system often provides power for a short amount of time, it is designed to be sufficient enough to allow for the shutdown of protected or sensitive equipment as well as to start another power source. 

Types of Equipment That Uses a UPS System

As might be expected, the types of equipment that are typically tied to a UPS system are those that have a critical function within a business. These include computers, servers, telecommunication equipment and data centers that could result in injury, data loss, fatalities and/or a serious disruption of business in the event that power is disrupted to them. There is a wide range of different size UPS systems that can protect something as small as a single computer or server to those designed to protect the data center that fuels an entire city. 

Whether you have a small business that features only you as the sole employee or your business is larger, investing in a UPS system provides significant peace of mind against a power outage. 

For more information on lighting control systems or need help with electrical wiring, contact a commercial electrical contractor at C&J Electrical Services today. 

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