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Lead Acid Battery Life

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 […]

Can you connect two UPS 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 […]

Residual Current Devices (RCD) and Isolated UPS Systems

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.

Regen Battery -To Pack Or Not To Pack

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

BS8418:2015 UPS System Selector

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 […]

Quality control of the electricity supply

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 […]

Natural Disaster Survival Kit

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 […]

Top 5 interesting facts about UPS

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 – what’s so good about it?

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 […]

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