Uninterruptible power supply UPS: an increasingly broad and varied need. In today’s world, where electricity demands are continuously increasing, the quality and reliability of power lines is decreasing.
Every day we are exposed to growing problems of the electricity grid such as grid failures, instantaneous overvoltages and disturbances of various types from switching on the medium and high voltage lines.
Any of these events can lead to dire consequences if you are not properly prepared and protected. Business stoppages caused by electricity problems cause damage to industries and service companies for billions of euros every year.
To protect your electrical devices from power surges and black outs, find out all about the AEC UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply.
What is a UPS | Uninterruptible Power Supply
Uninterruptible Power Supplies – UPS, whose acronym now part of the common language stands for “Uninterruptible Power Supply (System)”, are vital tools to avoid data loss. These are data protection equipment that ensures the constant supply of energy to electrical appliances, especially IT ones. In fact, business shutdowns caused by electricity problems cause damage to industries and service companies for billions of euros every year.
When you decide to protect your data and your work tools through the UPS, it is placed between the power supply network and these devices which, in the event of interruptions such as blackouts and voltage drops, will continue to receive electricity. .
More in detail, in a UPS static uninterruptible power supply, the source of the electric current is an inverter powered by the grid which, in the absence of this, is powered by a battery pack formed by accumulators in series or in parallel.
The use of a UPS is often a legislative obligation for safety reasons. According to a study conducted in 2006 by the Politecnico di Milano, blackouts and power surges from the national grid have caused the Italian industry an average annual damage of about 580 million euros. Too frequent is the use of uninterruptible power supplies only after these events have already occurred. This occurs when the first disasters have already occurred and the costs of such shortcomings obviously go to burden the expenses of the company or the user.
What is the UPS for?
The main function of a UPS is to make up for a temporary lack of electricity that can create serious repercussions both on the devices and on the data they contain. Therefore, the UPS:
• They perform the function of supplying electricity in the absence of the main electricity grid;
• They provide the loads to be protected with a stable and interruptible power supply, delivering high quality electricity.
All electrical appliances that are directly connected to the central power supply system can be connected to a UPS and the most common uses include:
- Computer and all its components, such as the modem, both at home and in the office to avoid sudden loss of unsaved data;
- In production plants that cannot afford a power outage. This would cause a company shutdown and therefore damages for billions of Euros every year;
- In Data Centers where its main function is service continuity. The data it contains must always be available at any time and it is essential to protect them through UPS to protect companies from interruptions and disservices;
- In hospitals to ensure operational continuity for patients, especially in the event of emergencies, such as operating theaters and emergency rooms;
- In the transport sector, as one can only imagine the damage that an electrical fault can cause in a train station or airport and the delays that would cause a stoppage in these cases;
- The use of UPS is becoming more and more frequent also in the video game sector. A blackout would result in the loss of data and therefore the objectives achieved during the game.
There are two types of UPS uninterruptible power supplies in relation to the way they interact with the power supply and the function performed:
• Double conversion UPS (VFI);
• Interactive UPS (VI).
AEC UPS units are of both types: AEC Line Interactive and AEC Double Conversion.
The IST1 UPS line interactive series covers all powers from 600VA up to 1500VA, mainly for offices and residential homes.
AEC focuses on UPS with double conversion technology covering all powers from 1kVA up to 1000kVA. AEC double conversion UPSs adopt the most advanced and reliable technologies on the market.