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The Benefits of Protecting Your Computer with a UPS System

The Benefits of Protecting Your Computer with a UPS System

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. 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. This allows for sufficient time to start a standby power source or properly shut down your computer equipment, preventing the loss of any data.


What this means for computers.


A UPS is a battery-backed device that enables a PC to operate for a period of time after main power has stopped. This gives operators time to perform an orderly shutdown of open applications, reducing the chances of losing a vital document in mid-edit or losing unsaved data. Additionally, a UPS “conditions” the electricity flowing into a computer, avoiding possible hardware damage from power surges or spikes when the main power returns.


There are many ways to go about configuring a UPS to protect one or many computer systems. 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.


Depending on the size of your company and the equipment you want to protect, there are multiple configurations that can be arranged, something for every budget.


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.

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