How to buy a UPS System for Small Businesses/SOHO


Power outages have always been dreaded as they hinder operations and impact productivity. Although they might be rare occurrences, power outages can inflict severe damage on your computer and business, and if you run a business, this could cost you a lot of money. This is where Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) solutions come into play. They ensure your critical applications like a computer, IT, and telecom infrastructure remain operational even during power outages. However, in order to make the best choice possible, here are four questions you need to ask before settling for an Online UPS.

1. Should I Opt For A Desktop UPS or A Server/Network UPS?
If you plan to buy UPS for your home office or office, a standard UPS solution can do the job. UPS network/server systems are needed to protect computers and devices such as servers and EPABX data centers.
2. What is the deal UPS capacity needed?
Calculate the capacity requirements by adding the power of all the equipment you plan to connect. Check out the specifications of different models to find the one that can meet your needs.
3. What power and output connection options should I look for?
Before settling for a UPS solution, check the specifications of different models to ensure the UPS is compatible with the AC circuit located at the installation site. Also, make sure that the plug meets the voltage requirements of the equipment. You can always opt for more additional outlets.
4. What would be the backup time I need?
UPS systems typically offer a range of 5 to 10 minutes, long enough to survive most outages. If you have a server or EPABX loads that are connected to your UPS system, you will need a longer backup time. Unless you have a DG set to help with this, make sure you opt for a UPS system that supports the connection of external batteries.

Other factors to consider
• Online UPS are available with a broad range of battery capacities. Choose one that is apt for your requirements.
• Choose a reliable service provider giving weight to both cost and maintenance. Maintenance is equally important as cost. Once the warranty period is over, it is good to have an AMC, either comprehensive or parts-based.
• Make sure the UPS has a warranty period. The longer the period, the better. Warranty is most often standard for small UPS for one year.

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