- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.