When considering a UPS battery backup there are a few things you will want to start thinking about. These include: power consumption, the type of set up needed, and the difference between a PDU and a UPS system. It's important to understand these three factors and what they mean for your small business.
Calculating Power Consumption
If you have a device and a UPS battery backup but you don't properly calculate the amount of power you need, the backup can leave you at a disadvantage. If you are a small business you might need a smaller backup (for things like only a handful of PCs, a small data center, and electricity to run the business).
On the other hand, if you own a much larger business you'll need a professional to come in and take a look at the different devices your company uses. In this case, we'll be dealing with wattage and voltage.
In either case, it's in your best interest for one of our professionals to come out and do a Power Analysis for your business.
PDU vs UPS
A PDU is essentially an industrial-sized surge protector. A PDU, or power distribution unit, will distribute power to multiple devices in your business. It does not, however, generate power.
A UPS battery backup, on the other hand, is like a PDU but with several backup batteries attached to it. It not only helps regulate the power, but it also provides a backup source of power during an outage.
Floor Units vs Rack Mounted
Again, this choice is going to depend on the size of your business and the type of business you have.
A floor unit is a self-contained UPS battery backup system - these are specifically designed for portability. They usually have wheels and can be moved around your business easily and quickly. So, if you have a specific room or a device that is critical to your business, you can move it to that location in case of an outage.
A rack-mounted unit, on the other hand, is mounted to your server racks. These help save space in your server room and they are always placed near the most essential equipment in your business. These tend to be more reliable because you don't have to wheel them around.
If you have a doctor's office, data center, dental office, or have a small business and want to learn more about a UPS battery backup, visit Nite and Day Power for more information.