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The Importance of your UPS

by | Apr 27, 2024 | IT for Small Business, News | 0 comments

A Universal Power Supply’s main job is to provide backup battery power to critical devices when the power in your space goes out unexpectedly. It should allow enough time for sensitive devices such as servers to shut down gracefully. (These devices can be configured to detect when they are running on battery and shut themselves down.)

Your UPS has another important function. It protects valuable equipment (servers, firewalls, etc.) from power fluctuations and electrical interference that can cause malfunctions, resets, permanent damage or data loss.

If your UPS is more than a few years old, depending on the quality of the power in your location, it may have absorbed multiple power surges. The damage done over time by these power spikes lessens the UPS’ ability to protect against future surges.

If your device is more than five years old or you suspect it has absorbed multiple power surges, we recommend replacing the entire unit.


A little attention to your UPS can save you time, money, and headaches in the long run.
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