What type of UPS Battery Backup System is for you?

Power outages can lead to very damaging and sometimes dangerous situations, when key equipment is down or fails to reboot. If you have ever thought of purchasing a UPS battery backup system, you may wonder how they work or which one what kind of system is suited to your needs, and we hope this article might help:


What A UPS Backup Battery System is:

A UPS backup battery system supplies emergency power in case of a power outage.

The common questions is: ‘Doesn’t a backup generator do the same thing?’

What sets a UPS backup battery system apart from a fuel powered generator is that it provides an instantaneous or near instantaneous-supply of electricity when the power failures.


Why This Matters:

Lots of mission critical equipment is not able to reboot itself when it powers down.  Such equipment requires a UPS backup battery system. This means your data processors, telecommunications and medical equipment will be able to continue to run without interruption when powered by a UPS.

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Types of UPS Back Battery Systems:

The UPS backup battery system supply offers uninterrupted service using three different types of technology.




-Online/Double Conversion



This is the simplest of the UPS backup battery system technologies. This system works by mechanically switching relay to restore the connection upon power failure. Generally this switchover time runs between 5 and 25 milliseconds.


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This type of UPS backup battery system is the most common and works by auto-selecting various power taps on the autotransformers. This feature makes this a great system to use because it doesn’t tap reserve battery power during under voltage situations or over voltage situations such as surges.



This system is perfect for very sensitive equipment. It works feeding circuit through the batteries at all times. This way there is never a break in the 60 cycle circuit. The system works instantly and the switchover to battery and the power feeding the equipment is steady.


The same is true for the reverse situation. When the power kicks back on the rectifier picks the power load back up and starts recharging the batteries.


This also serves as an excellent way to protect equipment from fluctuating voltages and drops of utility power that can potentially damage sensitive equipment because a true double conversion can serve a double purpose by isolating in the load from the utility power completely.  In theory these system are ideal and the safest however they can be quite costly to purchase.


Final Thought

Do you have equipment that can’t afford to go offline in emergency situations? Then consider using an USP backup battery system. However do your diligence to buy the system that particularly suits your needs.