An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is an electrical setup that provides power backup when the main power source fails. It is commonly used to protect hardware such as computers, telecommunication equipment, and other sensitive electronics. A UPS is also imperative to prevent data loss in the face of a power outage. UPS systems can come in different forms, but the two most common forms are tower and rack-mount. The kind of setup you choose will depend on the intended application, but one of the biggest advantages of UPS tower models is that they are easy to install. You can place them on the floor or a desk, which also means they are easy to access and maintain.
While the upfront cost of UPS tower models may seem higher than other similar products, the long-term costs of a UPS are significantly lower owing to their long term durability and reliability alone.
A double-conversion online UPS tower model takes the incoming AC power, converts it to DC power, and then converts back to AC power. This conversion provides an added layer of security for your devices and data by increasing the degrees of isolation of the load from the volatility of the main power supply. Compared to line-interactive and offline UPS tower infrastructure, the online UPS tower model offers better voltage regulation by being the only one that simultaneously provides power to the loads as well as the battery, so the battery is ready to kick in when needed.
An online UPS Tower Model also removes line noise, high voltage transients, harmonic distortion, and problems related to 50/60 Hertz to safeguard critical applications. In contrast, standby and line-interactive styles connect their loads directly to utility power with little or no surge protection.
While most UPS systems on the market are designed for temperature-controlled office buildings, a few, such as Falcon’s SSG and SSG-RP tower families, are engineered for industrial locations where severe temperature swings are the norm. Not only do their tower UPS solutions meet the rigors of these environments, but they also have an expected service life of over 12 years, making them an exceptional value. Built-in 12-year rated batteries eliminate costly and frequent battery replacements. Notably, that 12 years of battery life is typical when operating at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F). They’ll last four years working at 50°C (122°F)!
The SSG2.2K-1T tower UPS from Falcon Electric, for example, features true online 2200 VA/ 1540 watts capacity and an operational temperature range from -20° to 55°C. Integrated long-life batteries reduce frequent replacements and downtime. With UL 508, UL 1778, cUL, and CE certification, it is perfect for industrial control applications. The SSG3K-1T is precisely the same as above but with 3000 VA. Rackmount versions are available with identical specifications.
An uninterrupted power system that can protect your devices and data against a volatile power supply is an essential component of your hardware setup. Select a UPS solution that is designed specifically for your needs. While UPS tower models are the easiest to set up, Westward Sales also offers rack mount versions. Contact Westward Sales to find out the best UPS tower model or solution for your needs.