Jason Koffler, UK Distribution Channel Manager at MGE UPS Systems, looks at UPSs from the bottom up, and advises buyers to look beyond the price tag and evaluate UPS functionality before making such an important purchase.
Are Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) a luxury rather than a necessity? When their purchase actually is essential, is it a case of just taking the cheapest by default, without taking into consideration its technical specifications and support standby time? If the answer is yes then there is a real problem. Ensuring the integrity of critical information, applications or sensitive electrical equipment requires a great deal more consideration than that.