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A shocking misuse in the IT world that is too frequently encountered is expensive computer hardware plugged into inexpensive power strips. Power strips work if you need an extra outlet for your kitchen appliance. But if you want to protect the computer hardware that is mission critical to your business, like servers and other top-level devices, then you will need a solution that is more suited to the need. Something like an IT bottle-opener!
Making electricity flow consistently is difficult. Power fluctuations from surges to drops can cause damage to electronic devices, especially computers. Normal power fluctuations may not immediately disable your device, but it will wear it down and decrease the lifespan of the electronically sensitive device. This is the nature of the fluctuations of electricity. They will slowly wear down a device in the same way that ocean waves will smooth out a rock at the beach.
The best protection for your IT infrastructure from unstable electricity or sudden power outages, is an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS). UPS models vary in size from a UPS able to protect a single computer to the world’s largest, at 46 Megawatts, supporting Fairbanks, AK.
A UPS provides power in the event of an outage with a maximum switch over time of 25 milliseconds. When power goes down, the UPS keep your device running from its built in battery. The amount of time that a UPS can provide power varies with the size of the battery. The average UPS provides only a few minutes’ worth of power, just enough time to keep equipment running for a graceful exit until arrangements for return of power are made.
To learn more about your UPS needs call Alliant at 877-460-1300. We can find the right sized UPS for your network infrastructure, critical work station, copier, large printer or any piece of equipment that needs protection.