You probably already know the importance of having a backup system for your original power but do you know how to choose between a generator and an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) system? There is actually a big difference between the two and which you choose can vary according to what your specific needs are.
Let’s take a look at some more information about generators and UPS systems to help you make an informed decision. First, did you know that there are many different types of generators on the market? Generators are used as a temporary power source to help you in the event of a power outage. They come in different sizes and capacities but they all share the same goal of allowing you to operate electric equipment or items when the power goes out, such as in a storm or high winds.
UPS systems provide a backup power supply that keeps your equipment running without interruptions during an outage and they protect your systems against power surges so they are good for businesses that need to keep equipment operating. However, they run on battery power and only have a few minutes of power supply. They are meant for small “blips” or power loss, not for long periods of time without power.
The purpose of the UPS is to keep your system running long enough for you to switch to generator power or to do a proper shutdown and avoid data loss. Ideally, you would want to have both of these to prevent data loss due to power outage, rather than feeling like you need to choose one or the other. The professionals at Eco Power Supplies can help you choose a UPS system and generator that’s perfect for your business.