Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has launched the final instalment in its first series of Power 101 with Professor Wattson power management videos for IT professionals, resellers and distributors. In the video, called 'Maximising Reliability', Professor Wattson reveals how a maintenance bypass and other accessories can be used to optimise design and ensure uptime whenever an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) requires maintenance or replacement. The video is available on the company's dedicated IT solutions website at www.switch-on-eaton.co.uk/resources/power-101.aspx.
A UPS is a proven reliability measure; however it still needs maintenance and sometimes replacement which can mean shutting down all other equipment whenever this process is taking place. Thus, to avoid downtime, Professor Wattson explains how a maintenance bypass unit works alongside a UPS to keep equipment running without interruption by routing mains power through the UPS to the rest of the equipment. However, should the UPS need maintenance, the power can be diverted directly to the equipment through the maintenance bypass, allowing the user to replace or repair the UPS without having to shut the entire infrastructure down. Once the UPS is ready to support equipment again, it can be brought back online without load loss or power interruption.
At the end of the video, viewers can download a short application note that shows the latest maintenance bypass technology as offered by Eaton's HotSwap maintenance bypass product. This optimises power availability, provides an additional level of power distribution reliability and can be mounted on the UPS in multiple ways for easier integration.