Everything you need to know
UPS , whose acronym now part of the common language stands for "Uninterruptible Power Supply (System) ", are vital tools to avoid data loss. These are devices for data protection which guarantee the constant supply of energy to electrical appliances, especially IT ones. In fact, business shutdowns caused by electricity problems cause industries and service companies damages of billions of Euros every year .
When you decide to protect your data and work tools through the UPS, it is placed between the power supply network and these devices which, in case of outages such as blackouts and voltage drops will still receive electricity. More in detail, in a Static UPS, the source of electricity is an inverter powered by the grid which, in the absence of it, is powered by a battery pack formed by accumulators in series, or in parallel.
The use of a UPS is often a legal requirement for safety issues. According to a study conducted in 2006 by the Politecnico di Milano, the blackouts and power surges originating from the national network have caused the Italian industry an average annual damage of approximately 580 million euros. Too frequent is the use of uninterruptible power supplies only after these events have already occurred, when the first disasters have already occurred and the costs of such failures obviously go to burden the expenses of the company or user.
The main function of a UPS is to make up for a temporary lack of electricity that can create serious repercussions both on the devices and on the data they contain. Therefore, the UPS:
To a UPS it is possible to connect all the electronic devices that are directly connected to the central power supply system and among the most common uses are:
Computer and all its components, such as the modem, both at home and in the office to avoid sudden loss of unsaved data;
In production plants that do not they can afford an interruption of electricity, not even momentary, because this would cause a company shutdown and therefore damages for billions of euros every year;
In data centers where its main function is continuity of service, because the data it contains must always be available at any time and it is essential to protect them via UPS to protect companies from interruptions and disservices;
In hospitals to guarantee patients operational continuity especially in case of emergencies, such as operating theaters and emergency rooms;
In the transport since one can only imagine the damage that an electrical fault can cause in a train station or airport and the delays that would cause a stop in these cases.
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