What to Know When Asking About a New UPS System

When it comes to UPS systems, people are generally split into two categories; you either know everything there is to know about them or you are completely in the dark.

We often get asked what information we will need when someone is contacting us for a quote. So, we figured we would do an easy-to-use guide to help you understand the questions you may be asked to help get the right UPS system to cover your load.

Size of Unit needed

You may be asked if you know the size of the unit you need, this is usually given in kVA.

Input/Output voltage

It helps if we know the incoming voltage your equipment is receiving and the amount it will need to deliver safely to your equipment.

Hard Wired in or line corded/Hard Wired out or receptacles 

This refers to how the equipment is attached to the power supply, think plug or wired more securely.

Run time needed

We will want to figure out how long it will take for your emergency backup power to kick in or for you to safely power down your equipment without losing data in the event of a power outage.

Domestic or International applications

Knowing which country the UPS system is going to be used helps us to narrow down the options available to you.

Specialty configurations for medical uses

Will the UPS system be used for medical uses? If so, there may be specialty configurations needed.

Don’t worry if you don’t know the answers to these questions, we will help you figure this out. For people replacing a UPS system or in-the-know, you may already have the specs lined out; if not, our techs will walk you through figuring out the answer. Once we have this nailed down, we can determine which UPS system you will need.