Recycling

Discarded electronic equipment is one of the fastest growing waste products today due to the increasingly large usage of these products. This needs to be monitored responsibly and methods used such as effective collection, reuse and recycling. Each person using these products can also make the right and responsible decision for discarding their equipment.

Electronic equipment waste contains hazardous material which is harmful to the environment and human health and this waste is growing three times faster than general municipal waste.

Governments and organisations are working closer with such projects.

At PSS – we take discarding of our old electronic items and batteries very seriously and ensure our methods comply with safety standards.

We strip out units and recycle the parts. We also offer a service to our customers whereby we discard their old batteries for them.

Please call us on 130088447 for assistance or information.

9RU wall mount rack

Due to the great success of the Redback Rack range of racks, we have now introduced a 9RU wall mount rack. This model comes in 450 mm deep as a single section and a 600mm deep as a double section. The double section has a convenient hinged back to make cable access to the rear of mounted equipment easy to install cables etc.

Importance of servicing UPS

Although most of the modern units test batteries periodically, if is always good to power the UPS every 6 months.

This is done by switching the power off to the UPS and monitoring DC voltage. Once the batteries reach 20% capacity, re-instating power. This cycles the battery, prolonging their service life.

If the batteries do not perform to specification, they should be replaced by a qualified service technician and old batteries disposed of correctly.

The 5 biggest mistakes made when ordering a UPS

The 5 biggest mistakes made when ordering a UPS

1.       Not knowing their load- If the load is not known, it’s like buying a Ute and not knowing what payload needs to be carried

2.       Not knowing what battery time is needed- this is determined by the load requirements

3.       What format and weight of UPS- UPS com in rack mounted or floor standing units and are primarily manufactured from copper and lead.

4.       Power to supply UPS- in most cases when one big UPS needs to supply critical equipment, the load needs to come from one adequate supply.

5.       No budget set aside for electrical work- When supplying a UPS that cannot be plugged into a 10A GPO, the UPS need to be wired in by a qualified electrician.

Our handy UPS calculator addresses most of the above questions making it an extremely useful tool when buying a UPS.

What’s an IP rating?

IP (or “Ingress Protection”) ratings are defined in international standards. They are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies (tools, dirt etc.) and moisture.”

Should UPS ever be switched off?

No, the only time UPS should be switched off is when the load on the UPS has been removed. This can be done in the following conditions:

  1. The load has been transferred to another source
  2. In a parallel redundant system, when the redundant unit can accept full load
  3. The load is switched off entirely.

Therefore it is essential to maintain and test the UPS and batteries during scheduled times that is convenient to all parties.

Advantages of service contracts

From research carried out by various UPS companies, it has been shown that the chance of UPS failure is nearly four times greater when the unit is not regularly checked and serviced.

PSS Maintenance contracts include two site visits per year where PSS technicians will check the condition of the UPS and advise if any issues. We will test batteries, run discharge tests to establish battery life, check operating parameters as well as perform any required adjustments.

Our all-inclusive service contracts are designed to offer 24 x 7 peace of mind protection for our customers; we will take ownership of all UPS related matters and deal with them promptly.

XCELL+ Series UPS

Due to great success and results we have had over the last 10 years with the XL+ series UPS, we have decided to upgrade and not replace.

Apart from having a much more interactive interface where the customer can set output voltages, low DC shutdown voltage and recharge time, we have included:

•             IEC output connectors

•             Facility to add extra batteries

With our continued development on our UPS products, we feel that the XL+ series will keep exceeding customers’ expectations.