UPS - detail is the battery backup. During power failure...

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A UPS or uninterruptible power supply protects usually protects against four types of power problems, voltage surges and spikes, voltage sags, total power failure, and frequency differences. Computer systems expect 120-volts AC oscillating at 60 Hertz. Systems can tolerate mild changes, but too much can cause damage and cause the computer to fail. A continuous UPS provides the computer system a constant 120 volts at 60 Hertz. Another benefit is the protection against power spikes and surges. The UPS will normally absorb the power spike before it reaches the computer. The other great
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Unformatted text preview: detail is the battery backup. During power failure battery power kicks in on a standby UPS and gives you time to save your work and shut down. The one true thing about UPS's is you get what you pay for. If you get the cheapest UPS then you are going to get the least type of protection and coverage. The more you spend the better protection you will receive and more coverage on components destroyed while connected to the UPS. The only other factor to determine when purchasing a UPS is whether you want it to be a standby or continuous...
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course AASISA TB145 taught by Professor ?? during the Winter '12 term at ITT Tech Pittsburgh.

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