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How to size a UPS ( Uninterruptible Power Supply )

2020-04-30T12:32:53+00:00
Factors to consider in calculating UPS power. Take into account these respective power factors presented below when considering how to size a UPS:- Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Ensure that you know what is the peak load of all the equipment to be supported by the UPS....

UPS Batteries Smell – Rotten Eggs?

2020-03-25T17:05:13+00:00
UPS batteries smell of rotten eggs When old UPS batteries begin to fail , they can leak and give off a rotten egg smell. The gas emitting from a failing battery is colourless, poisonous if inhaled and flammable. The signs to look for prior to...

UPS FANS – WHY?

2020-05-15T10:26:38+00:00
UPS FANS are important to the operational status of your Power Continuity UPS UPS Fans will require replacement at least every 5 years dependant on the working environment of the UPS. This is down to age & wear and tear. What to look for with...

UPS Overheating

2020-05-15T10:24:44+00:00
  UPS overheating – Why? And How to stop it. Causes of UPS overheating explained: Environment Has the Air Conditioning in the UPS environment failed? More commonly is the A/C still working although not operating efficiently causing the ambient temperature to rise? This will quickly cause the...

Common Causes of UPS Overheating

2020-03-27T13:33:31+00:00
UPS overheating happens frequently, Power Continuity explain the most common causes. 1. Air Conditioning  Air Conditioning in the UPS environment has stopped working. This will quickly cause the UPS to overheat, go into bypass then stop. 2. Air Conditioning is working but inefficiently Air Conditioning is...

UPS battery failure – Why?

2020-04-15T12:37:14+00:00
UPS battery failure is common and happens. Power Continuity explains how this can be avoided. Plan carefully with regular maintenance, as well as following the simple steps below. 1. Operational Temperature The optimum battery performance can be achieved. Above all, the battery operational ambient temperature...

UPS Failure – Common Causes

2020-05-06T09:13:22+00:00
UPS failure most common causes are: Firstly, power outage lasted LONGER than the battery autonomy of the UPS, hence the UPS died as it had run out of battery stored power Secondly, the UPS has never been serviced or only randomly serviced. NO maintenance contract...

IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistors)

2020-06-04T10:20:48+00:00
IGBT's (insulated-gate bipolar transistors) are used in modern Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) combining high efficiency with fast switching whilst keeping the frequency output without narrow tolerances. Stable seamless electrical power supply. IGBT provide extremely low voltage distortion and improves the power efficiency especially when supporting...

Peak Load Lopping and Peak Load Shedding Explained

2020-03-27T12:15:28+00:00
Peak load lopping also known as ‘peak load shedding’ & ‘load sharing’, is the used when the GRID supply can’t be increased due to cost or location and you need more power than is available. Sometimes the GRID can’t or won’t supply the power you...

Data Centre Power Continuity

2020-04-29T12:11:19+00:00
Data Centre Power Continuity eliminates power dips, spikes, brownouts that would otherwise pose a serious risk to data centre servers. Additionally, when a data centre experiences power blips, loss of data occurs.Thereafter a domino effect causes multiple issues down stream. Power Continuity ltd, designs and...

Phase Shift – What Is It?

2020-07-07T09:04:42+00:00
Phase Shift happens what there is more than one power feed coming into a building. Each transformer supply needs to have the same phase rotation and the identical phase location. (zero) If there is only one supply, then there is no issue. On the other...

UPS power systems failure & how to prevent them

2020-03-24T15:26:26+00:00
UPS power systems failure can happen and we can help prevent it. You have a UPS, or multiple UPS, in your data-centre. That doesn't necessarily guarantee uptime because UPS systems failure can still happen.How? UPS service and UPS maintenance are important too. 1. Poor or...

Low Temperature affect on batteries

2020-03-25T12:53:31+00:00
Low temperatures will affect batteries. Consistently low temperatures will dramatically shorten the life of a battery . As we have discussed in other FAQs the ambient temperature has a significant impact on the longevity and performance of VRLA batteries. Batteries operate best in an ambient...

UPS Batteries Overheating – Why?

2020-04-15T12:45:52+00:00
UPS batteries overheating really happens? The short answer is YES they do, and dangerously! UPS VRLA batteries are designed to operate at temperatures ambient 20 degrees celsius, plus or minus a few degrees either way. High battery temperatures will significantly reduce the battery life and...

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