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ALSO CALLED: Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Uninterruptible Power Supply, Uninterruptable Power Supply
DEFINITION: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that allows your computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost. It also provides protection from power surges. A UPS contains a battery that "kicks in" when the device senses a loss of power from the primary source. If you are using the computer when the UPS notifies you of the power loss, you have time  … 
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UPS functioning modes: a new algorithm for unprecedented efficiency
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn about a UPS system that can differentiate between different types of electrical disturbances and respond using the most efficient and effective mode to compensate for each disturbance. Read on now to learn more about this new technology and how you can ensure business continuity and protect your valuable hardware.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Emerson Network Power

Responding to Major Power Outages
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative whitepaper to learn key steps to help you respond in the event of a major power outage and how you can leverage UPS equipment and other measures to protect your datacenter and network from power outages and power-related problems, ensuring business continuity and 24/7 uptime. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Emerson Network Power

Power and Cooling Design Guidelines for Network Access Rooms
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth resource to learn about critical guidelines to help you design power and cooling systems so you can maintain your network's efficiency, power use, temperature, and overall structural hardware integrity. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

Emerson Network Power

Conducting an Accurate Utility Cost Analysis Based on UPS Efficiency
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn what UPS efficiency ratings mean, how capacity utilization affects your UPS' effiency, and how you can choose the best UPS for your data centre by running a simple cost analysis. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Emerson Network Power

UPS Technology Innovations
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to learn about new and upcoming UPS technology innovations and how you can benefit from these technologies to get the best ROI possible.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Eaton Corporation

Find the Right Uninterruptible Power Supply for your Organization
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you pick the right topology and form factor for your uninterruptible power supply.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 23 May 2013

Eaton Corporation

Top 10 Considerations to Make Before Choosing a UPS
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore this whitepaper to learn about the top 10 considerations you should make before choosing a UPS for your data centre.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Eaton Corporation

Get the Most From Your UPS Batteries
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn about the main factors that affect the overall lifespan of your UPS batteries, and how you can use these factors to accurately predict battery life, extend their lifespan, and reduce running costs.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Eaton Corporation

Do I really need a UPS?
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn about the benefits of deploying a UPS in your existing data centre, even if power cuts to your equipment are rare.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Eaton Corporation

If You Think Virtualisation Isn't for You, Consider This
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to learn why investing in a UPS system that is designed with virtualisation in mind makes good business sense.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Eaton Corporation

Why You Need UPS Management Software
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn why you need UPS management software.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Eaton Corporation

Efficiency Calculator
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This efficiency calculator stacks Eaton's Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) products against comparable backup power supply systems to show how much you can save on annual power costs by siding with UPS.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Eaton Corporation

UPS Operating Modes: A Global Standard
sponsored by Liebert Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) terminology is a complex subject, often made more confusing by the competing marketing claims of various manufacturers. This paper explains this terminology and discusses the capabilities and limitations of the various classifications.
Posted: 01 Jan 2011 | Published: 14 Apr 2011

Liebert Corporation

Best Practices in Protecting the Technology Systems Revolutionizing Healthcare
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: With technology infiltrating every aspect of healthcare, traditional approaches to power protection no longer suffice. This paper introduces a new hospital power protection model that leverages technologies and best practices forged in the data center.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 07 Jul 2009

Emerson Network Power

Cooling Strategies for IT Wiring Closets and Small Rooms
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover improved strategies for cooling your IT wiring closet. Learn the five methods of cooling, the effect of UPS on cooling systems and much more.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 18 May 2012

APC by Schneider Electric

Loading Considerations when Paralleling Transformers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore the limiting conditions of connecting transformers in parallel and loading considerations when turn ratios, impedances and kVA ratings are different.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

Schneider Electric

Power System Event Reconstruction Technologies for Modern Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: New power monitoring systems can re-construct the sequence of events such as circuit breaker tripping, and static switch transfer down to 1 ms resolution. This resource explores this power system even reconstruction in detail and discusses why it’s important to modern data centers.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

Schneider Electric

The Different Types of UPS Systems
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Since many IT pros are unaware that there are more than 2 types of UPS systems, they often select technologies that fail to meet their application needs.  This resource explores available UPS options and highlights the performance characteristics and design attributes of each.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Published: 28 Oct 2011

APC by Schneider Electric

Battery Technology for Data Centers and Network Rooms: Fire Safety Codes - USA
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Proper interpretation of the fire codes is essential in the design and implementation of data centers and network rooms. This resource explores fire safety regulations and their application to uninterrupted power supply (UPS) battery installations.
Posted: 07 Oct 2011 | Published: 07 Oct 2011

APC by Schneider Electric

Watts and Volt-Amps: Powerful Confusion
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper explains the differences between watts and VA and helps identify how the terms are used incorrectly in regards to specifying power protection equipment. Discover the power rating of UPS, examples where a sizing problem can occur and how to best guard against sizing errors.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 13 Jun 2011

APC by Schneider Electric

Planning and Design for a Data Centre Electrical Power Infrastructure: Distribution, UPS, Safety and Savings
sponsored by SOCOMEC Group
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines that a data centre design  must meet specific requirements including; site selection, space, available power, air conditioning, load, environmental quality, and risk evaluation, but also the requirements of the electrical power supply system. It is also discusses how necessary it is to consider the cost of service downtime.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

SOCOMEC Group

Maximizing UPS Availability
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how organizations optimize UPS availability. It also explains why modular UPS designs provide superior availability even though they typically contain more parts that could potentially fail.
Posted: 31 Jan 2011 | Published: 27 Jan 2011

Eaton Corporation

How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for how a basic monitoring system can help reduce the occurrence of these unanticipated events.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

APC by Schneider Electric

Innovation Matters: Rapidly Deploying Cost-Effective, Energy-Efficient Data Centers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Many technology leaders understand the need for data center renovation and development – but going from understanding to implementation raises a lot of “how to” questions. As the leader in data center cost-effective and energy efficient approaches, IBM has the “go to” answers for “how to” questions. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 16 Nov 2010 | Published: 16 Nov 2010

IBM

The Role of Isolation Transformers in Data Center UPS Systems
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Most modern UPS systems do not include the internal transformers that were present in earlier designs. This evolution has increased efficiency while decreasing the weight, size, and raw materials consumption of UPS systems.
Posted: 09 Nov 2010 | Published: 09 Nov 2010

APC by Schneider Electric
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UPS DEFINITION (continued): … An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that allows your computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost. It also provides protection from power surges. A UPS contains a battery that "kicks in" when the device senses a loss of power from the primary source. If you are using the computer when the UPS notifies you of the power loss, you have time to save any data you are working on and exit gracefully before the secondary power source (the battery) runs out. When all power runs out, any data in your computer's random access memory (RAM) is erased. When power surges occur, a UPS intercepts the surge so that it doesn't damage your computer.Software is available that automatically backs up (saves) any data that is being worked on when the UPS becomes activated.
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