Battery Backup Keeps Your Business Running
No matter what kind of business you have, it almost certainly depends on electrical power. Every organization depends on lighting, computers and telephone systems. Manufacturing and automation rely on electronic programming, sensors, motors, and controls. Design teams count on servers and workstations to run their modeling and layout software. Retail stores use purchasing, inventory management, and point-of-sale equipment and software. Because every one of these systems is connected to electrical power, they are all subject to a range of disruptions.
In our other blog posts, we have explained how surge protection devices can prevent surge-related damage and service interruptions to these essential devices. Surge protectors can not only save the cost and trouble of replacing damaged devices, but also the potentially higher cost of lost revenues, disappointed customers, and sometimes even the need for expensive workarounds such as on-site fire watches.
In this posting, we focus on the potential problems caused by poor power quality and short-term power outages.
Poor power quality can lead to some of the same cumulative damaging effects as small power surges, but can also lead to low power problems (“power sags” and “brownouts”, for example). These short episodes of insufficient power can stress sensitive electronics and cause unpredictable results, including corrupted or missing data and software malfunctions.
Short power outages that you may notice as “lights flickering” events, can have dramatic effects on electronic systems. Many automation and POS systems are particularly sensitive to such power interruptions, and they may immediately go into a reboot sequence – losing current data and typically causing a delay of 10 minutes or more before they are fully ready to resume normal operation. This situation is often more serious than a 10-minute delay and the wasted work in progress – bringing a fully automated manufacturing system online may take hours, and can disrupt the operating plan for days.
Solving Power Quality Issues
DITEK has solutions for both power quality and short-term power outage issues – a series of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) that will keep your sensitive electronics up and running. For many electronic systems, including POS, automation, telephone, and computer systems – even home automation systems – installing a UPS along with surge protection will improve power quality and bridge short power interruptions.
DITEK's UPS Series combines robust surge protection with industry-proven on-line double conversion technology to enable your equipment to survive even the harshest power quality issues. DITEK’s cost-effective and reliable UPS lineup battles surges, spikes, sags, brownouts, and even short-term power loss, to keep your equipment up and running when it matters most.
The Costs of Downtime
When you consider protecting your electronic systems, think like an insurance provider: what is the cost of the system’s failure, compared to the cost of protecting the system? Power surges are inevitable-- they can be caused by everyday fluctuations in a power source, unpredictable weather, installing new devices on a system, among other causes. Installing surge protection and a UPS can help protect your system from damaging surge events and ensure that your system’s downtime is dramatically reduced.
Learn more about how DITEK can help provide peace of mind along with the best surge protection and power assurance the industry has to offer. Contact us today!