A UPS is a system that immediately takes over the power supply in the event of a power failure and supplies it to the connected systems. The heart of a UPS system is the battery. An emergency power system is therefore only as reliable as the quality of the battery. Intercel specializes in UPS batteries. You can contact us not only for the purchase of a customised battery system, but also for the installation and replacement of it. Besides that, you can also count on us for the maintenance and installation of a UPS monitoring system. Learn more about our services!
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is used for a wide range of applications. Think of computers, telecom, industrial and medical equipment. In fact, it can be used for all critical applications where the power supply can not fail: in surgery rooms, data centres, tunnels, and telecom networks – UPS solutions are used everywhere.
A UPS is not the same as an emergency power generator (EPG), although both systems are designed to provide emergency power. In the industry, a UPS is also referred to as a ‘no break’, and a generator as a ‘short break’. A UPS ensures an uninterrupted power supply. In the event of a power failure or a test, the UPS automatically takes over the power supply. This means there is no interruption: no break. An emergency power generator (NSA), on the other hand, is not continuously running. The engine has to be started. This means that there is a brief power outage before the NSA supplies power. That is why this system is also called ‘short break’.
A UPS and EPG are often used together. First, the UPS immediately provides emergency power. While the power is supplied by the UPS, the EPG starts up. Then, it is possible to switch from UPS to EPG without interruption. The time in which the power is supplied autonomously by a UPS is called autonomy time.
Calculate UPS capacity
Two factors are important when calculating the capacity and size of the batteries. First, we look at the required power. This is the power that is required for all the connected equipment in watts. Secondly, we look at how long this power must be supplied. This time is called the runtime. Based on this data, we can deliver a customised battery system.
UPS battery advice
Intercel can recommend a suitable battery system based on the required capacity and your needs. We supply, among other things, long life, high rate and front access battery systems for UPS emergency power.
UPS emergency power costs
The costs of a UPS emergency power system widely vary. It depends, for instance, if you want to protect just a few PCs or an entire IT infrastructure. And as said, the system stands or falls with the quality of the battery. These also vary considerably in price. Contact our specialists to find a reliable, cost-efficient backup battery for your application.
Emergency power applications
Emergency power systems are widely used in companies and in sectors where the power supply is crucial. Losing a text file on your computer can be annoying, but is manageable. If entire servers go down, that’s a different story. That is why we often supply batteries for UPS systems in data centres.
In hospitals, it is vital that equipment continues to function without interruption. Not only the equipment to treat and care for patients but also simple things like lighting. Our batteries are therefore often used for emergency lighting, but also for alarm systems and communication applications.
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