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Lead Acid Battery Life

Valve Regulated Lead Acid Battery Design Life. Batteries have a “design life” based on average use at room temperature (20-25°C) operation. For a modest UPS System, the design life is typically 5 years. Since, UPS applications are standby applications, the batteries are float charged, and the life is also referred to as “float life”. The […]

UPS CCTV Application

UPS Install

Our client runs a campus environment and has been suffering from regular outages on his CCTV equipment. Throughout the campus the CCTV cameras get their power directly from the street lights. This meant that a UPS solution would not have to power just the CCTV, but the lights as well. Another problem is that space […]

Demand v Generation

Pi Pylon

It was an August Friday, there was a sense of urgency prior to the blackout: people skipping around starting their weekend or at least the endorphins were being released with the anticipation that R&R was imminent for those that had the weekend off. This Friday was different, just before 5pm trains halted and traffic lights […]

UPS Runtime Calculator

UPS Runtime Calculator

The UPS Runtime Calculator works out the runtime you will get for any UPS battery configuration. Just enter the load, the battery capacity and quantity.

UGACOX puts MAXIC inverter to good use.

UGACOX (https://www.ugacox.org) is an Oxford based charity (Reg 1178445) with the mission to alleviate poverty in Uganda by providing education and the means to which people can help lift themselves out of the poverty trap. The name is an acronym for the Ugandan Community in Oxford. This charity has done some great work including building […]

Can you connect two UPS in series?

Can two UPS be connected in series

We had one of those unusual applications through last week. A customer had a load of 1000W that he needed to run for an hour. Simples – using our UPS calculator we can get one of our rack/tower VFI3000B units with 2 battery packs and problem solved. Or not. Problem is there is a maximum […]

Kehua UPS Chosen for Critical Industrial Application

Kehua UPS in Petrochemi installation

KEHUA TECH provides high-reliability power solutions for the largest 173 billion yuan (about 23 billion euros) global refining project. Providing a complete industrial grade high-reliability power protection solution for key loads of Zhejiang Petrochemical Industry co., ltd’s 40 million tons/year refining and chemical integration project. Including more than 200 sets (10-120kVA) of industrial grade UPSs […]

Residual Current Devices (RCD) and Isolated UPS Systems

Consumer Unit

BS7671:2018 18th Edition Wiring Regulations now makes mandatory RCD protection on circuits up to 32A. Isolation transformers will negate the effectiveness of RCD protection. Is this a problem? Tony Bell explains.

VFI-B Series UPS LED Indicators

VFI-B LED + LCD Display

Here at Power Inspired we look at the nature of the product queries we receive and improve and update our product information as appropriate. One such regular question we have is the status of the UPS LED indicators on the VFI-B series and asking if this is normal. This article looks at the UPS LED […]

Regen Battery -To Pack Or Not To Pack

AG1500S ReGen Battery

Do you need a ReGen Battery for your AG1500S? This article explains what differences the battery pack will give to your power solution.