How to Prevent UPS and Generator Compatibility Problems

November 24, 2014 by  
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Facilities may find that taking proper preventative measures to deal with specific generator/UPS compatibility issues is usually more effective than searching for generator/UPS solutions. Line Notches and Harmonic Current The majority of UPSs produce line notches, which in turn adversely affect some types of generator controls. In addition, a distortion that forms when a generated current clashes with a sine wave known as total harmonic current (THD) could create overheating […]

Backup Power Requirements Depend on Facility’s Function

October 9, 2014 by  
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Determining your backup power supply needs is a tricky and complex procedure. There are many types of backup power supply hardware. Uninterruptible power supply is one of the most common types of backup power supply hardware. The type of UPS you choose is largely determined by your facility’s electricity consumption. Determining Power Needs The first step to take when determining your backup power needs is to decide which devices need […]

Battery Recycling

June 4, 2014 by  
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Battery Recycling

Batteries are an important part of our daily lives at home, work, or play. We depend on batteries for communication (cell phones) and transportation (cars, hybrids, EVs, and golf carts), and the list goes on and on. As useful as batteries are, though, they do have a lifespan. When batteries are used up, we have a legal and ethical responsibility to recycle them for the good of the environment and […]