Posted by admin on Jun 3, 2011
You probably know that you should have an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) on your work systems, but you probably don’t have one. Did you know that installing a battery backup system is just like cheap insurance? Tornadoes, floods and fires aren’t the only disasters that damage PCs, servers and other computers. An abrupt loss of electricity prevents systems from closing programs, finishing updates, and shutting down properly. Lost data and corrupted operating systems and programs often result.
Powerful electrical spikes can also cause trouble. A computer’s sensitive electronics can easily be destroyed by power surges created by lightning strikes or power fluctuations. Your computer can also be damaged by a dip in electrical current, also known as a “brown-out”, and that is something that a standard surge protector cannot guard against – not even an expensive one.
A UPS can prevent the damage that occurs from both power loss and common power fluctuations. Keep in mind, however, that just plugging in a UPS and connecting your computer does not guarantee systems are properly protected. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a UPS.