Types of UPS

With so many applications and UPS topologies available it is important to get the right UPS to meet your exact requirements. Below, we have created a brief guide to each of the options to give you a better idea of what type of UPS you may need. However, we would always recommend that you speak to one of our experienced team who can assist you further.

 

Plug-&-Play-Line-Interactive-2Ideal for protecting home or small office applications, including but not limited to:

  • Personal Computers
  • Workstations
  • Monitors
  • Routers
  • Gaming & Entertainment
  • Communication & EPOS (electronic point of sale) Systems

Benefits:

  • Low cost
  • Reliable
  • High efficiency
  • Lower electricity consumption
  • No professional installation required

Limitations:

  • Basic protection only
  • Delay between transferring from mains supply operation to battery operation
  • Larger potential voltage swings between mains operation and battery operation can be passed to the load
  • Limited voltage conditioning and load protection

 

Various models and types available to accommodate for multiple connected outlets, run time availability and optional features. This type of UPS can be easily purchased through our online shop.

Online-Double-ConversionUsed for IT environments, including but not limited to:

  • Data Centres
  • Telecommunications Systems
  • IT Networks
  • Servers
  • Disaster Recovery Sites
  • Industrial Processes
  • Medical
  • Critical Systems

Benefits:

  • Highest level of UPS technology currently available
  • Works continuously to provide consistent and clean power
  • Gives high levels of power protection
  • Large battery options for longer run times available
  • Advanced features and options available
  • Operates less often from battery when the input voltage is highly distorted or wildly fluctuating
  • Battery management to prolong battery life

Limitations:

  • Units from 4-5Kva require professional installation
  • Less efficient than line interactive

This is the most common type of UPS above 10kVA and are all voltage and frequency independent (VFI).

ParallelA must for mission critical applications, including but not limited to:

  • Data Centres
  • Telecommunications Systems
  • IT Networks
  • Servers
  • Disaster Recovery Sites
  • Industrial Processes
  • Medical
  • Critical Systems

Benefits:

  • Provides high level of reliability
  • Improved fault tolerance
  • No power disruption during failure or maintenance
  • Additional UPS can be added to increase load power requirements

Limitations:

  • Cost

ModularUsed for but not limited to:

  • Data Centres
  • Telecommunications Systems
  • IT Networks
  • Servers
  • Disaster Recovery Sites
  • Industrial Processes
  • Medical
  • Critical Systems

Modular provides all the benefits of a parallel UPS, plus:

  • A flexible power solution
  • Hot swappable modules to ensure maximum up time
  • Ability to expand solution if power requirement increases
  • Easier maintenance with no risk to critical load
  • Greater availability
  • Smaller footprint than equivalent parallel UPS
  • Reduced operating costs
  • High mean time between failure (MTBF)
  • Low mean time to repair (MTTR)

Limitations:

  • Cost

For further advice on which type of UPS you require, please contact our team on 023 9278 3450 or on email info@pandigroup.co.uk.