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What is a UPS (Utility Power Source) and Why You Need One?

What is a Utility Power Source?

A UPS or a Utility Power Source is a battery backup that provides a power source to your electronics in case of a power outage. This is an extremely important tool to help keep critical equipment up and running in case of an interruption to your power supply. UPS equipment also provides protection against power surges. A UPS will help prevent damage to your equipment. If your equipment is damaged by a power problem it can reduce the lifespan or affect the performance of connected devices.

How could a UPS benefit you?

Losing power temporarily does not seem like a big deal to most but it can be huge if not properly prepared for. If you have a Utility Power Source in place this will help give you a seamless transition if you experience a power surge, loss of power, or any other event to disrupt your power supply. In the event of power loss, the UPS will activate to provide a smooth consistent power source. Having this in place with help prevent damage to equipment and data loss. Using a UPS will also give you time to save and/or power-down any equipment to prevent further problems. This is a huge advantage if your power will be out for an extended period of time.

How a UPS works.

The UPS sits between the wall outlet and your electronic devices. When you have a UPS in place, it recognizes that a power surge or outage happens. When the UPS notices this it engages and provides power to any devices plugged into it.

These can be great tools to help you keep your equipment and data safer and more secure. Power surges and outages are unpredictable so having a reliable UPS is necessary when running a business. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our suggested products or services to help keep you safe please feel free to reach out to us. We are always happy to help.

Itechra Team

Itechra Team

From 2000, we set out to solve what was then a major problem for small businesses: having difficulty keeping up with their IT needs. We noticed that large corporations often had multiple employees specializing in different aspects of the industry and realized this approach could work well also among smaller organizations who might not be able to sustain such teams, but still require help managing an oversized workload. We provide a single resource for all your IT issues.