The Whats and Whys of a UPS System

With the spring storm season upon us, several companies are wondering if a UPS system is right for them. To know if you need a UPS system, it helps to know exactly what it is.

An uninterruptible power supply system differs 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.


The basic functions:

  • Preventing hardware damage typically caused by surges and spikes.
  • Preventing data loss and corruption. 
  • Providing availability for networks and other applications while preventing downtime. 


The runtime for most UPS systems is no more than a few minutes, but it is sufficient time to start a standby power source or properly shut down equipment to prevent losing any data or having to waste valuable time with upstart procedures.

The UPS system is typically used to protect hardware such as computers, data centers, telecommunication equipment, or other electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, fatalities, serious business disruption, or data loss.

Having an Uninterruptible Power Supply system is a wise investment for companies looking to protect themselves from costly downtimes. Contact ECS today and let us discuss the right UPS system for your needs.