In large-scale business environments reliability of power systems is of utmost importance. Having one large UPS can also easily become the single point of failure which can cause the disruption of various other systems. In order to improve the reliability, it’s a good idea to consider using multiple smaller batteries and modules. All of these can be used in an integrated manner to provide power protection that’s on par with a larger UPS. Failure in one particular module won’t affect the entire system operation.
Redundant Power Supply
There are many computer server systems that offer multiple redundant power supplies. In the event that one power supply fails, the other supplies would be able to easily power the required load. This is referred to as a critical point. Each of the systems needs to have the capacity to power the whole server by itself. Plugging each of the power supplies into a different circuit further enhances redundancy.
This provides the system double protection – from UPS failure as well as power supply failure, and assures continued protection. If the budget doesn’t allow for two UPS units of identical capacities, its common practice to plug one of the power supplies into the UPS and the other into the mains power and this type of setting will function well too.
Military or Outdoor Use UPS
When any Uninterruptible Power System is placed outdoors, it needs to have certain features which guarantee that it would be able to endure exposure to the outdoor weather and climatic conditions with very minimal or no effect to its performance. The manufacturer needs to take into account factors including snow, rain, humidity and temperature etc. while designing outdoor UPS systems. The operating temperature for an outdoor UPS system should be in the range of −40 °C to +55 °C.
An outdoor UPS system can be host, ground (pedestal) or pole mounted. In some areas, the outdoor environment can be extremely cold. In this case, the system would come with a battery heater mat. If the system is to be installed in an environment that is extremely hot, the system needs to include either an air-conditioning system or a fan.
Military UPS systems are further designed to withstand the stresses of continuous use, environmental pressures or even the quick deployment in different climates or environments.
Internal UPS systems
Uninterruptible Power Supply systems can also be designed for placement inside large chassis. The large scale ones are specially engineered to switch power supplies that use dual power sources with an AC or DC input. They will also have a special AC/DC built-in switch management control unit.
Choose the Right UPS for Critical Loads
When you are choosing a UPS systems for critical power needs, you need to make sure that the capacity and size of the system match your needs. In addition, you need to make sure that the system is built to operate in the environmental conditions which exist in that particular setting.
The one way to ensure that you get a UPS that suits your needs is to consult experts like the ones at KaRaTec. Our team is here to provide you all the information you need about the different types of systems. They will provide inputs and recommendations on which system would work best for you.
If you want to know anything more about any of our products and services, don’t hesitate to contact us at KaRaTec Power Supply Pty. You can give us a call at 612 9808 1127. You can also fill in this contact us form and we will respond within the shortest possible time to help you with the guidance and information you need.
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