Protect Your Computers with a UPS System

An Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS system is a battery-backed device that gives your computer an extended time to continue operating after your main power supply has been cut off. By granting your electronics time to continue operating without the main power, your operators will have time to perform orderly shutdowns of open applications, in turn, reducing your chances of losing unsaved data files. In addition to allowing for a safe shutdown, the UPS system also “conditions” the electricity flowing into a computer, avoiding possible hardware damage from power surges or spikes when the main power returns.

There are different types of UPS systems to protect your computer systems and multiple configurations that can be set up, depending on the size of your company and your budget. One way is to put a small, desktop UPS system at each desk to provide individual protection. The other is to utilize a main UPS system that protects the circuits in a room and thereby protecting all the computer elements in the room.

In addition to desktop computers, UPS systems are invaluable for keeping IP phone systems, modems, routers, and external drives live for the short time necessary to bring all processes down gracefully. The added security you get in knowing that there is added time to safely shut down your computer equipment without the risk of losing data is priceless. Don’t wait until it is too late; add a trustworthy UPS system today.

Noteworthy Information

It is important to note that UPS systems differ from emergency power supplies and standby generators in that they provide near-immediate protection from input power interruptions by supplying energy that is stored in batteries. Not only does this allow you to safely shut down your computer but it also gives sufficient time to start a standby power source if you prefer.

An Uninterruptible Power Supply, or UPS, can save the life of your PC, as well as hours of work should your main power be disrupted. Contact ECS today and let us help determine the right UPS system to support your needs.