The Government is forecasting that by 2017 there will be power cuts of around 3,000 megawatt hours per year – the equivalent of the whole of Nottingham being without electricity for a day. The expected gap of 3,000 megawatt hours a year could mean an hour-long power cut for 16million people simultaneously on a winter evening. Although this may not seem like a long period of time, a loss of power could have large repercussions for Businesses and organisations such as Hospitals. For Businesses this could result in data loss, hardware damage and even prevent people from being able to do their work, as for Hospitals, who need electricity to run equipment such as the life support machinery, a power outage could be fatal. So don’t take the risk, be prepared with Specialist Power, we offer a wide range of UPS systems to people.
An uninterruptible power supply, also uninterruptible power source, UPS or battery/flywheel backup, is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically mains power, fails. A UPS differs from an auxiliary or emergency power system or standby generator in that it will provide near-instantaneous protection from input power interruptions, by supplying energy stored in batteries, supercapacitors, or flywheels. The on-battery runtime of most uninterruptible power sources is relatively short (only a few minutes) but sufficient to start a standby power source or properly shut down the protected equipment.
A UPS is typically used to protect hardware such as computers, data centers, telecommunication equipment or other electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, fatalities, serious business disruption or data loss. UPS units range in size from units designed to protect a single computer without a video monitor (around 200 volt-ampere rating) to large units powering entire data centers or buildings. The world’s largest UPS, the 46-megawatt Battery Electric Storage System (BESS), in Fairbanks, Alaska, powers the entire city and nearby rural communities during outages.
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