Spring Into Action – Protect Your Equipment
When most people think of springtime, they think of pink flowers, blue sky, yellow rays of sun, and green grass! When we think of spring, we immediately think of the damaging storms! Spring storms can be very detrimental to power supplies, which can cause a lot of costly problems for businesses.
Are you protected from power outages and surges caused by severe weather?
You will need to have an uninterruptible power supply system (UPS) in place in order to protect yourself from unwanted downtime. The UPS will give you enough time to shut down systems properly in the event of a power outage.
Having a UPS system is not enough, though. You will need to make sure your UPS system can handle the power load needed to maintain your operation. If you’ve brought in new equipment since you last updated your UPS, you may need to check to make sure the power output is sufficient.
Check the batteries. If you have not been maintaining at least yearly preventative maintenance visits, you will want to check your batteries. You don’t want to find out that the batteries in your UPS system are not working properly when you most need your UPS system.
Make sure you are protected against any surge in power. A surge protection device (SPD) is meant to help protect your equipment by suppressing rapid increases in voltage. If your system gets hit by lightning, even indirectly, the massive voltage increase overwhelms your electronics and can easily destroy them.
There are several types of equipment available and a variety of combinations of the equipment to best protect your business depending on your needs. If you are unsure of what you need, ECS has a trained staff to help you figure it out.