UPS Runtime Calculator UPS Runtime Calculator 15/8/2019 by Tony Bell - 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.
No Stock Global Shortages Affecting UPS Supply 26/2/2021 by Tony Bell - It’s not just pasta and other basic groceries that have been hard to get hold of, technology items are being hit by shortages too. The latest Playstation and XBox consoles are out of stock everywhere, along with high end tech items such as the latest NVidia RTX Graphics Card or the AMD Ryzen Processors. UPS […]
VFI1000QS Silent UPS System in Stock 26/1/2021 by Tony Bell - Finally it’s here! Like most companies we’ve been caught up with not only manufacturing issues of our raw materials in our Far East factories but severe delays at the ports here in the UK. However yesterday we received our first batch of material to allow us to commence production of the VFI1000QS. The VFI1000QS provides […]
Season’s Greetings 22/12/2020 by Tony Bell - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Power Inspired.
New Silent UPS 23/10/2020 by Tony Bell - The replacement for the AG1500S is on its way! Silent UPS are nothing new. Power Inspired have several products that don’t make a sound, save for alarms or fan noise when active, but they don’t provide a high quality power output at all times. HiFi buffs have long appreciated the benefits of pure power based […]
Coronavirus COVID-19 17/3/2020 by Tony Bell - UPDATED 23/3/20. We are currently asking our staff to work from home as much as possible until further notice. Our phones are being diverted and this may result in your call not being answered in a timely fashion. Please email us if possible. For sales enquiries please use and for support Deliveries will […]
Lead Acid Battery Life 3/1/2020 by Tony Bell - Valve Regulated Lead Acid Battery Design Life. Battery Life or “design life” of a battery is 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 […]
UPS Install UPS CCTV Application 3/12/2019 by Tony Bell - 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 […]
Pi Pylon Demand v Generation 25/9/2019 by Sukhi Bal - 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 […]
UGACOX puts MAXIC inverter to good use. 8/8/2019 by Tony Bell - UGACOX ( 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 two UPS be connected in series Can you connect two UPS in series? 10/5/2019 by Tony Bell - 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 in Petrochemi installation Kehua UPS Chosen for Critical Industrial Application 2/5/2019 by Angel Lee - 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 […]
Consumer Unit Residual Current Devices (RCD) and Isolated UPS Systems 17/4/2019 by Tony Bell - 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 LED + LCD Display VFI-B Series UPS LED Indicators 27/3/2019 by Tony Bell - 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 […]
AG1500S ReGen Battery Regen Battery -To Pack Or Not To Pack 21/2/2019 by Tony Bell - Do you need a ReGen Battery for your AG1500S? This article explains what differences the battery pack will give to your power solution.
BS8418 UPS Applications BS8418:2015 UPS System Selector 6/2/2019 by Tony Bell - Many moons ago we blogged about BS8418:2010 (Installation and remote monitoring of detector-activated CCTV systems, Code of Practice) and the requirements for UPS Systems. That standard stated: Unless the mains power supply is supplemented with a stand-by generator, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) must be able to power the CCTV control equipment and communications devices […]
powervar-security-ii-upm-power-inspired-tx-series Powervar Security II UPM vs TX Series 14/1/2019 by Tony Bell - A factual comparison of the key technical differences between the Powervar Security II UPM and the Power Inspired TX Series UPS System. Feature Security II UPM TX Series Comment N-E Bonded Yes No ➀ To Bond or Not to Bond Isolation Transformer On output On input ➁ Transformer on input or output? Technology Line Interactive(VI) […]
Get 10% off the ReGen this Xmas Treat Your HiFi This Christmas 18/12/2018 by Sukhi Bal - Go on! Spoil your HiFi this Christmas by powering it from the AG1500S AC Power ReGenerator. At Christmas we spoil ourselves with the best food and drink available. Well, electricity is your HiFi’s food – so while you’re tucking into your top nosh ensure your system receives nothing but the best as well. The AG1500S […]
This Is The Age Of The Lithium UPS This Is The Age Of The Lithium UPS 11/12/2018 by Tony Bell - Introducing the new range of KR-RM-LI series UPS, true online double conversion UPS Systems with internal Lithium Ion batteries. Welcome to the new age for UPS. UPS have traditionally used valve regulated sealed lead acid batteries for energy storage. They are relatively cheap, easy to install and maintain and have a reasonably good energy density. […]
Sine Wave Scope Trace Quality control of the electricity supply 6/12/2018 by Werner Karau - This is a guest post by Werner Karau of Antares Power,  Power Inspired Distributor in Germany. In this edition we consider the quality control of electricity supply. May we invite you to a small thought experiment? How do you answer this question: “Would you drive your car without fuel filter?” “No, of course not“, you […]
Christmas Holly Christmas Shutdown 3/12/2018 by Tony Bell - Christmas Shutdown 2018 We will be closing for Christmas on Friday 21 December and reopening on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Any orders received during Christmas will be processed immediately upon our return. Emails will be monitored for any urgent requirements. Please email: For technical queries:  For sales enquiries or orders: Merry Christmas and […]
Automatic Transfer Switch Diagram Automatic Transfer Switch – The Power Inspired ATS-16A 24/10/2018 by Tony Bell - This month’s product feature is our Automatic Transfer Switch – the ATS-16A. What is an Automatic Transfer Switch? An Automatic Transfer Switch, or ATS is a device that has two AC power inputs and one power output. One input is set to primary and the other secondary and the load is powered through the primary […]
UPS Runtime API Code UPS Runtime API Released. Register Now. 9/10/2018 by Tony Bell - Our bespoke UPS Selector is an extremely useful tool in correctly selecting a UPS. In order to assist our customers in selecting the UPS within their quote tools we have opened up the UPS Runtime API (Application Programming Interface).  This is a powerful tool that can select a UPS meeting runtime criteria, or calculate the […]
Great savings on MAXICs – Less than Half Price! 21/9/2018 by Klara Valkounova - Our MAXIC inverter chargers are now on sale with amazing prices! Grab the Grade A MAXIC1000 at only £210.00 (£540.00) and the 5KVA MAXIC for only £639.00 (£1657.20). All prices are inclusive of VAT and include mainland UK next working day delivery. The MAXIC inverter chargers are ideal for off grid application where long runtimes […]
HiFi World Sep2018 MAgazine Cover - includes AG1500S ReGen review AG1500S ReGen Hi-Fi World Review September 2018 16/8/2018 by Tony Bell - Just picked up the September issue of HI-FI WORLD Magazine that features a review of our AG1500S ReGen. When it comes to product reviews, Hi-Fi World state: “To ensure the upmost accuracy in our product reviews, Hi-Fi World has extremely comprehensive in-house test facilities, and our test equipment – from big names like Rohde & […]
Lithium UPS Lithium-Ion UPS vs VRLA UPS 30/7/2018 by Klara Valkounova - Our Lithium Ion UPS range is an impressive series of UPSs with internal Lithium Ion batteries, that make the units efficient, lightweight and more environment friendly. They also reduce the whole life costs of the UPSs. We have conducted some tests to show you how the Lithium-Ion UPS compares to the VRLA UPS in terms […]
Ken Bruce 39 Points at Team Meeting 16/7/2018 by Tony Bell - Every morning at 10:30 we gather the team together for a morning meeting. It just so happens to coincide when PopMaster is on Radio2 so we generally listen to that instead of me. [Customers please note, we love your calls but we’d appreciate if you could wait until after the quiz.] I’m delighted to report […]
AG1500S LCD Display New AC Power ReGenerator – AG1500S 21/5/2018 by Tony Bell - The AG1500S ReGenerator- What’s in a letter? Due to be released in June the new AG1500S AC ReGenerator has built upon the success of the previous AG1500 model with some major upgrades. So what difference does that extra letter make? Selectable Voltage Previous ReGenerator units have had a fixed output voltage and frequency. For those […]
maxic special offer Great savings on the MAXICs! 9/5/2018 by Klara Valkounova - Our MAXICs are the perfect solution for off-grid applications where long runtimes are required. A built in solar charger allows you to attach the unit to a solar array to recharge the battery instead of using utility power. It ‘s a truly multi-functional inverter/charger which combines the functions of an inverter, a solar charger and […]
Celebrating 10 years 10 Years! 20/4/2018 by Tony Bell -  Wow. I’m proud to say that Power Inspired Ltd is celebrating its 10th year in business! Did you know that only 30% of businesses make it to 10 years and that figure falls to only 9% for businesses with fewer than 20 employees? It’s been a challenging decade with some highs and lows, but […]
Snow on Motorway Closed Today 2 March 2018 2/3/2018 by Tony Bell - For Health & Safety reasons we have closed the office today. The snow, ice and wind makes for dangerous travel conditions and so I have asked our staff to remain at home. Please use our contact form or email us at for technical enquiries, and for sales enquiries. If you need to speak […]
natural disaster survival kit Natural Disaster Survival Kit 16/2/2018 by Klara Valkounova - Severe weather conditions and natural disasters are more of a threat in certain geographical areas than others. You need to be prepared if you live in a high risk area. It is recommended that you have an Emergency Supply Kit ready for when severe weather strikes. A separate kit for home, work and for your […]
Facts about Uninterruptible Power Supply Top 5 interesting facts about UPS 7/2/2018 by Klara Valkounova - You probably know how Uninterruptible Power Supplies work and what their purpose is, but we have the top 5 interesting facts about UPSs that you probably didn’t know! 1. INVENTOR – UNKNOWN The history of Uninterruptible Power Supplies is somewhat a mystery – nobody can name one person or one date when UPSs systems were […]
UPS eco mode UPS ECO mode – what’s so good about it? 1/2/2018 by Klara Valkounova - All of our online double conversion UPS systems feature a setting option to run the UPS in an ECO mode. What does this mean? And is it beneficial for you? We will try to answer those questions for you. An ECO mode in UPS systems essentially means that the UPS’s inverter is in a standby […]
EN62040-3 UPS Classification Curves UPS Classification to EN62040-3 26/1/2018 by Tony Bell - EN62040 is the European Harmonised Standard for Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS). Part 3 (EN62040-3), published in 2011 is the Method of specifying the performance and test requirements. Here we’re looking at UPS Classification which is at section 5.3.4 entitled “Performance Classification”. UPS Classification If you take a look around our product lines you will see […]
amazing solar farms Top 10 amazing solar power plants 19/1/2018 by Klara Valkounova - With global warming and air pollution rising, countries across the world are adopting more environmentally friendly ways of generating energy – one of the most widely used ways being solar panel plants. Companies are not only making the designs technically sound but also eye pleasing. Here are our top 10 solar power plants that will […]
AC ReGenerator Input Vs Output 4/1/2018 by Tony Bell - What a great question received into technical support today: Can you show the difference between the input and output voltage waveforms on the AC ReGenerator? We have a bit of bespoke in-house test equipment that we use for looking at the quality of the mains supply. It allows us to view both normal and common […]
xmas fun facts Christmas electricity related facts you had no idea about! 19/12/2017 by Klara Valkounova - With Christmas just around the corner we have put together 9 Christmas electricity related fun facts you probably had no idea about: 1. First ever Christmas tree lights Even though Thomas Edison invented the first light bulb in 1879, electric Christmas tree lights were not in use until 1882. Edward Hibberd Johnson, also called the […]
iPower DC UPS System iPower DC UPS – Does it have a transfer time? 29/11/2017 by Tony Bell - DC UPS and Transfer Times Following on from Klara V’s article on UPS Transfer Times I thought I’d expand on this with regard to DC UPS Systems. A DC UPS system works very much in the way that an online UPS works up to a point. That is, it takes incoming AC and converts this […]
Transfer time in UPS Transfer times in UPS – what are they and how will they affect my equipment? 23/11/2017 by Klara Valkounova - “What is transfer time in UPS?” The definition of transfer time, sometimes also called switchover time, says it is the amount of time a UPS will take to switch from utility to battery supply during a mains failure, or from battery to mains when normal power is restored. What this means is that when the […]
How to save energy this Christmas How to save energy during Christmas season 16/11/2017 by Klara Valkounova - With Christmas just around the corner, we thought it’s important to talk about energy usage during this jolly period. We all know that Christmas is the season of light, warmth and coziness. But with lots of Christmas lights comes the highly dreaded January energy bill. Here are some easy tips on how you can enjoy […]
SmartSys Telecom Rectifier What is a negative 48Vdc system? 15/9/2017 by Tony Bell - In telecommunication systems it is common to have a supply voltage of -48Vdc. What this means is that the positive terminal is grounded. But why 48V and why ground the positive end? Surely it would be more intuitive to ground the negative end? I’ll answer these questions in turn. Why 48Vdc? This is a trade […]
How to deal with power problems / virus Power Problems and How To Solve Them 18/8/2017 by Tony Bell - Power Problems Electricity is mainly generated by turning a large magnet through coils of wire. This induces a clean sinusoidal waveform that can be transmitted down cables, stepped up and down using transformers, to eventually find it’s way into our homes, offices and factories. Along the way, however, some power viruses can interfere with this […]
Battery Tips How to prevent premature UPS battery failure 25/7/2017 by Klara Valkounova -   Did you know that majority of UPS’s trouble shootings are battery related? Typical life span of UPS internal batteries ranges from 3 to 5 years; however this depends on numerous factors. Here are a few easy tips to ensure that you get the most out of your batteries and therefore your UPS system:   […]
Grade A Clearance Stock Grading Explained 14/7/2017 by Joe Hurdle - As part of the new web site launch, we’ve added a CLEARANCE section in our online store. The Clearance Deals includes products that usually are no longer manufactured, fully tested customer return, cosmetically damaged unit or just if we want to make room for new products. These items will stay in Clearance Deals until completely […]
Battery Service Taking care of your UPS – Battery Service 7/7/2017 by Klara Valkounova - Built in batteries in Uninterruptible Power Supplies are important part of the units – they keep the UPS functioning and provide runtime for your critical load. The majority of Uninterruptible Power Supplies use maintenance free, non-spillable sealed lead acid batteries. But even the highest quality battery comes to the end of it’s life one day. […]
Good Packaging Matters 30/6/2017 by Joe Hurdle - With more and more consumer spending being done online, it’s safe to say that we have all had to return something to a seller at one time or another. Whether the item you’ve received is damaged or just doesn’t meet you expectations, the process of returning your order is important. Shipping your items via a […]
Solar inverter farm Solar Inverter Chargers: Cost vs. Quality 23/6/2017 by Klara Valkounova - Our MAXIC1000 solar inverter charger is finally back in stock! For those of you who haven’t come across MAXICs before, the MAXIC1000 is a compact but powerful solar inverter/charger that combines functions of inverter, solar charger and battery charger to offer high quality power to your application. You may have noticed that there are quite a […]
Security Network Video Recorder UPS Network Video Recorder NVR Applications 16/6/2017 by Tony Bell - UPS for an Network Video Recorder (NVR) Clearly in security applications and where recording may be the only evidence of a crime, continuity of power is essential. A security guard may spot somebody on CCTV and raise an alarm, but the evidence is the recording itself. An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) provides the continuity of […]
Pharmacy Fridge Pharmacy Fridge UPS Applications 12/6/2017 by Tony Bell - Why use a UPS on a Pharmacy Fridge? Unlike applications where sudden power loss causes data loss or other operational issues, power loss to a pharmacy fridge is not such of an issue since the internal temperature is well controlled. In the event of a power cut a solution is simply not to open the […]
Our new website Our New Website 24/5/2017 by Tony Bell - We’ve made some changes to our website. This is to more reflect the type of business that Power Inspired has evolved into, whilst maintaining the link to what got us here in the first place. We were the first company to open an online store exclusively for power protection products. Previously, you would have had […]
GPON ONT Router GPON ONT UPS Solution – The iPower 26/4/2017 by Tony Bell - The iPower is an ideal solution to enable the continuity of telephony services in the event of a power outage for GPON ONT devices.
Isolation Transformer Isolation Transformer. What you need to know 7/4/2017 by Tony Bell - With the upcoming launch of the Power Inspired TX Series. We look at the isolation transformer, when we may need to use it and how we should use this properly.
VFI6000BL New UPS for Long Run Time Applications 7/3/2017 by Tony Bell - Power Inspired's VFI6000BL, provides 5400W of power capability with a 6A charger on up to a 240V battery string for fast recharge of large battery banks
Fan speed Control AC ReGenerator Fan Speed Control 12/12/2016 by Tony Bell - We've made some changes to the AG fan speed adjustment control. It's now a simple push button instead of a POT adjustor or the spindle.
Ampere Hour Lead Acid Batteries 1/11/2016 by Tony Bell - Lead Acid Batteries are the ubiquitous form of energy storage for Uninterruptible Power Supplies due to the high power density that can be achieved, simple charge characteristics and non-spillable operation. In pluggable UPS systems the lead acid batteries are always maintenance free and sealed, e.g. they do not require topping up with distilled water. They […]
LCD screen Explanation of Buck and Boost in Line Interactive UPS Systems 18/10/2016 by Tony Bell - An explanation of the buck and boost points in line interactive Uninterruptible Power Supplies. This article concentrates on the VIS2000B.
Price Changes 1/10/2016 by Tony Bell - Power Inspired have always sought to offer the best value power protection solutions. As well as our own internal production we have products and materials manufactured abroad which are paid for in US Dollars. In order to maintain consistency of pricing, we work on a system that sets a fixed exchange rate for the year. […]
Headington Headington Youth Gain New Away Kit 30/9/2016 by Tony Bell - Power Inspired sponsor the Headington Youth U10 Away Kit
Case Study: 2.3KW 8 hour UPS Solution 13/9/2016 by Tony Bell - As well as standard configurations, Power Inspired can put together bespoke assemblies for long runtime solutions. Here we look at a 2300W load requiring 8 hours of back up, all delivered and installed.
VIX series New Range Of Low Cost UPS Systems – VIX series 26/7/2016 by Tony Bell - Power Inspired's new 'N' series of VIX Uninterruptible Power Supplies provide entry level power protection and battery back up at budget prices.
Power Cut Preparing for a Power Cut 23/6/2016 by Sukhi Bal - Help and advice on how to prepare for and what to do in the event of a power cut
Power Cut How to cope when there’s a Power Cut 9/6/2016 by Sukhi Bal - What to do when you have no power, no electricity and you have a power outage. A guide to cope when there's no electricity at work or at home. Simple FAQs and steps you can take to get through a power cut.
How to select correct UPS for door applications UPS vs Tubular Motor Cross Reference Guide 23/5/2016 by Tony Bell - A cross reference guide with details of power requirements of typical tubular motors and an appropriate UPS choice.
Power Inspired is 8 Power Inspired is 8! 15/4/2016 by Tony Bell - Today is our 8th Birthday!! Thanks to everybody who has helped us become the company we are today and will help us become the company we want to be tomorrow.
Paul Daniels Always Sad To Lose A Customer. My Memories of Paul Daniels. 16/3/2016 by Tony Bell - Magician Paul Daniels sadly died today. He was a customer of Power Inspired. Here's our memories of him.
Runtime The Big UPS System Misconception – Runtime. 10/2/2016 by Tony Bell - Find out the big misconception on UPS System runtime and what this means for your application
Maintenance Bypass Switch Beware Maintenance Bypass Switches. What you need to know. 9/2/2016 by Tony Bell - It is usually recommended that a hardwired UPS System be fitted with an external bypass switch to allow maintenance of the UPS without dropping load, but when used improperly not only can the load be lost, damage can result.
The easy way to choose ideal uninterruptible power supply The Easy Way To Choose Your Uninterruptible Power Supply 3/2/2016 by Tony Bell - A new and improved tool for selecting the ideal UPS System for your application. All you need is the power consumption of your system and how long you want it to run for in the event of a power cut.
iPower WIFI The Ideal Way To Keep Your Internet Running 29/1/2016 by Tony Bell - People with lap top computers, mobile phones and tablets never think of UPS Systems as they have their in-built battery backup. But what if the internet drops out. Here's what you can do.
double conversion Double Conversion UPS 30/11/2015 by Tony Bell - Online double conversion UPS Systems take AC and convert this to DC and back again to provide a stable, high quality power output.
Extended Run UPS Systems Extended Run UPS Systems 22/11/2015 by Tony Bell - Extended Run UPS Systems allow the runtime to be configurable by the addition of battery packs or a bespoke battery system.
Ampere Hour Ampere Hour 1/11/2015 by Tony Bell - An Ampere Hour rating is not the amount of current that can be drawn for 1 hour but rather the amount of current that can be drawn for 10 or 20 hours and scaled back.
How To Calculate How Long Your UPS System Will Run For 23/5/2015 by Tony Bell - A new post better answering this topic has been created. Please see UPS Runtime Calculator. Well, we’re here again to answer the question of how long will a UPS actually last in the event of a power cut, but first, let’s clear up one of the biggest misconceptions… Runtime has nothing to do with the […]