A wall mount UPS (a.k.a. uninterruptible power supply) is an excellent option for your facility if you are considering installing a battery backup power system. As the name implies, an uninterruptible power system allows you to keep your facility’s equipment and data safe during a sudden power outage. Though a fuel-powered generator system may be able whole facility powered for hours during a power outage, they're not always the perfect solution.
First, they can be more expensive to purchase, maintain, and install. Also, storing fuel on-site creates additional expenses and requirements for the end user.
Second, a fuel generator system typically requires lots space, which may not be easily available at your facility—especially those located in dense, urban areas.
Third, the larger carbon footprint generated by a fossil-fuel or natural gas powered system may not be ideal for facilities who wish to prioritize environmental consciousnesses. Additionally, government subsidies or tax relief for fossil-fueled power systems are much less plentiful than ones for battery power backup.
Lastly, and most important is that gas generators don't engage instantly. The wait time between when the power goes out and when the generator comes on (anywhere from 60 seconds up to 15 minutes) can leave your patients, staff, appliances and valuable medical inventory completely vulnerable.
These minutes are precious, especially when you are running equipment that is critical to a patient’s life, such as life-support, or sensitive equipment that provides vital real-time information to doctors about a patient’s outlook, such as an MRI. The vital roles these machines play mean that being inoperable for even the slightest amount of time puts safety at risk.
However, an instant and automatic battery powered UPS system offsets or eliminates many of these challenges. They ensure that the machines they are connected to do not go off-line during the time it may take you to get your generating set up and running. Thus, you ensure that your patients do not suffer an interruption in the care they are receiving and that you do not lose any critical data. Below, we'll discuss the benefits of a UPS (also called a battery backup system) and why a system that wall mounts is the hidden key to unlocking the full potential of your healthcare facility.
A UPS greatly benefits your facility in the following ways:
When you're ready Medi-Products' engineering, design, and service group are ready to build you a system that fit the needs of your existing facility. You can even easily scale up the system as your power supply needs evolve. They are easy to install and require no routine servicing except a change of batteries every four years.
We have two types of wall mount ups systems, namely the Silent Sentry Hardwire System and the plug-n-play Standalone System. A portable power station — the “Reassurance” Mobile Unit is available as well.
The SILENT SENTRY™ Standalone is a complete plug-n-play system, that you can simply plug into any standard wall outlet—without the need for an expensive electrician. It has an automatic transfer switch which switches the system over to battery power, as soon as the utility power is lost. Once the input power is restored, it will automatically pass through the utility power to your appliance while simultaneously recharging the batteries.
It has a Deluxe LCD Panel with metering and rate controls that you can upgrade to include runtime estimation and battery energy level calculator. You can also add a power outage alert system that can call up to four phone numbers when the power goes out. Additionally, you can use the alert system with an optional temperature probe as well.
The unit includes 4-8 electrical outlets for your refrigerators, freezers, or other equipment to plug into.
The SILENT SENTRY™ Hardwire System is a complete, line interactive battery system. It is fed directly from the electrical panel and includes 4-6 output circuit breakers which are wired to specific wall outlets in the building. It has an automatic transfer switch which switches the system over to battery power, as soon as the utility power is lost. Once the input power is restored, it will automatically pass through the utility power to your appliance while simultaneously recharging the batteries.
What this means for you is that you do not have to worry when power outages happen after business hours or on long weekends away from the office.
We call it the “Uninterruptible Subpanel” because this wall-mount battery backup system is revolutionary in its ultra-compact, low-profile design, and can be installed almost anywhere in a medical office. Its total dimensions measure 14″w x 10"d— using less than 1 sq ft of floor space. With its modular cabinet design, as many batteries as needed can be added to the system, until the desired runtime for your appliances is reached.
While we are careful to maintain stock levels that ensure rapid order fulfilment, we also understand that one size does not fit all, which is why we design our products to conform to varying customer needs. So whether your focus is on economics, functionality, a special configuration or physical size, our design team is ready to go to work on getting you a system that meets your needs perfectly. Please contact us today to request a quote for your project.