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.

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.

MEDI-XTENDER

Specifically designed for medical fridges, these UPS are equipped to accept large in-rush currents (when the fridge motor switched on) and run for up to 24 hours on batteries.

Wall mount ability ensures that where space is a premium – this ensures it will fit as the UPS and battery pack takes up no floor room!

With a large charger, batteries will be close to maximum power (within 24 hours of mains being present after a black out).

User friendly software helps monitor the status or send a signal to people monitoring the equipment, when nobody is on site.

A perfect fit for small and large medical practices.

Every rack needs a UPS

Most critical communications gear is housed in a rack.  To operate at full potential, they should all be backed up by a UPS.

Rack mount UPS are more costly than free standing UPS, because of higher manufacturing costs. If space permits, many racks have freestanding UPS installed especially on the smaller installations.

10 Common Power Issues

10 Common Power Issues

  1. Outage – Blackouts
  2. Sags/Brownouts
  3. Dynamic over Voltage
  4. Under Voltage
  5. Over Voltage
  6. Lightning
  7. Transient (Surge)
  8. Frequency Variations
  9. Voltage Distortion
  10. Voltage Harmonics

Our UPS App at your fingertips

Our UPS App at your fingertips

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An instant UPS App from PSS Distributors to calculate the correct size UPS you need according to your requirements, and even the pricing. Did we mention it’s free?

To install, scan the QR code in the attached ad, follow the steps to calculate your requirements and then take the right steps towards securing your equipment by purchasing your PSS Distributors UPS and plugging it in.

FAQs

  1. What’s the best type of PSS Distributors UPS – Line Interactive or Online?
    Basically, a Line Interactive UPS changes from mains power to battery when required by your equipment. Our PSS Distributors Online UPS offer a stable power supply for your equipment by running permanently from the battery supply (which is charged from the mains). The change over time is determined in milliseconds with Line Interactive UPS, however sensitive equipment like Medical, Server based IT equipment and certain Pumps will require an online UPS. The environment conditions at site also play a part in determining the type of UPS system required – but ultimately, it’s the equipment that’s being backed up that will dictate the type of UPS System required.
  2. Do I need a Rack or an Upright Tower type solution for my PSS Distributors UPS?
    The answer for this depends on the physical dimensions of the UPS and if the customer has available space in existing racks or the requirement for more rack mounted equipment and a new rack. If there is no requirement for rack mount then the alternative is a tower or freestanding UPS. Most PSS Distributors UPS systems are available as either rack or tower. PSS Distributors has a range of rack and tower UPS from small home / SOHO UPS to larger units designed to run whole office setups for larger customers right up to UPS designed for buildings; we can also supply our “Redback” brand of Server Racks if there is a need.
  3. Requirement for a Communication Card?
    All UPS carry software to allow users to check on the UPS setting and also allow the UPS to send a notification to outside your LAN Network (of a power outage) when your designated IT specialist isn’t on site and requires to know of the notification. A communications card gives your UPS a “standalone” IP address for our service technicians to be able to diagnose and interrogate the UPS remotely and also the ability to send warnings to the desired party’s in your organisation.
  4. Sizing of PSS Distributors UPS Systems?
    PSS Distributors offer a calculator, to enable the correct sizing (of UPS required) on our website! We have taken great pains to “make easy customer sizing” of UPS without the need for time consuming site visits or load testing. Just input your designated load from our dropdown list of options and enter the correct parameters for a UPS solution.
  5. Run times required of PSS Distributors UPS System?
    For this answer you need to think about the “up” time required for your equipment. Do you need it to run for say, 10 mins or 10 hours? Another way of thinking about this is, are there prolonged power outages in your area or do you just require that computer equipment is safely exited? Again load is important in the equation that decides how many batteries you require. To help with this, PSS Distributors have also included a feature on our UPS calculator to allow you to input the run time you require, when you have decided.
  6. Service contracts – where do I stand?
    PSS Distributors can offer a suite of service contracts on UPS when required. We will be happy to walk you through our options and help you in any way we can. We can offer 24/7 callout for larger UPS Systems and can offer preventative maintenance contracts when required.