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UPS and Generators; A Match Made in Heaven

When it comes to backup power solutions, the obvious choice is to opt for an uninterruptible power supply or a diesel generator, however, within this blog, Adept Power Solutions discusses how the two solutions combined are a match made in heaven to keep your business running smoothly.

For some businesses a complete loss of power is at best an inconvenience, however for others, it could completely halt operations and result in a serious loss of data, and income. Having a reliable backup power solution in place is vital to ensure that, however long a power cut may last, the fallout will not be crippling to business operations. 

What Does a UPS Do?

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) shields any critical technology from a loss of power. The UPS battery and power inverter will supply continuous power to your electronics in the event of a power cut, fluctuation or simply a disturbance.

In the event of such an outage, your UPS system will provide essential power for anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours (dependent on sizing) and allows businesses to save any critical files and safeguard them as best as possible against any losses.

What Does a Diesel Generator Do?

Generators are typically connected to an Automatic Mains Failure (AMF) detection panel which will trigger the generator to start up once a power cut is extended. There is a brief delay in power as the generator starts up however, generally speaking, is much more powerful once up and running.

Why a UPS and Generator Work Best as a Team

In the event of a loss of power, a UPS will support any critical systems that cannot withstand the break in power. In a nutshell, an uninterruptible power supply does what it says on the tin and ensures a consistent supply of power to the technology that needs it the most.

The standby generator will then kick into action providing a full electrical load. The two, therefore, are reliant on each other, one as a continuous shorter-term solution, and the other as a longer-term solution for more substantial outages. 

It is important to note that a UPS has the capability to sense power fluctuations, surges and dips and therefore adapts to safeguard appliances against the irregularities these variations can pose. On the other hand, a generator, while able to supply power to large, heavy appliances, cannot detect subtle variations. This is where the two work particularly well together to prevent any potential damages when backup power is required.

How Adept Power Solutions Can Help

From a free site survey to installation, UPS maintenance and even remote monitoring, Adept Power Solutions can provide end-to-end care for all your UPS and generator requirements, and take the guess work out of finding the right power solution for your requirements..

Contact us today to see how we can help provide your business with a reliable backup power solution to avoid any disruption to business today.