Power and UPS, Uninterrupted Power Supply, Power solutions, Power management

The main difference between a UPS and a power supply is that a UPS provides backup power, while a power supply simply converts AC power to DC power. Uninterruptible Power Supply is a device that provides backup power to critical electrical loads when the primary power source fails. UPSs typically use batteries to store energy, which can then be used to power loads for a limited amount of time. IT Reseller news and articles relating to Power and UPS, Uninterrupted Power Supply, Power solutions, Power management, Battery/Flywheel backup, DC Power Solutions, Surge Protective Devices, Switchgear, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Remote Monitoring, Meters, Software, Connectivity, Enclosures & related services.

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Schneider Electric appoints Ruben Llanes as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Grid

1 Schneider Electric appoints Ruben Llanes as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Grid

Schneider Electric has appointed Ruben Llanes as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Grid. Under Schneider Electric’s Innovation at the Edge line of business.

Innoscience to discuss datacenter applications and present new products and integrated GaN ICs at APEC 2024

2 Innoscience to discuss datacenter applications and present new products and integrated GaN ICs at APEC 2024

Innoscience Technology will exhibit at the upcoming IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) 2024.

Closed-loop cooling key to curbing thirsty data centres

3 Closed-loop cooling key to curbing thirsty data centres

With the water consumption of data centres rising sharply in line with the growth of AI, energy solutions and temperature control specialist Aggreko is recommending closed-loop cooling systems to help reduce water usage in the sector.

Host-IT keeps the wheels turning at logistics software firm

4 Host-IT keeps the wheels turning at logistics software firm

Colocation, rack space and cloud services provider, Host-IT, has announced its Birmingham colocation data centre has been selected by Tamworth based tmWare for hosting its Disaster Recovery (DR) systems.

Latest KIOXIA SSDs achieve PCIe 5.0 and NVMe 2.0 compliance

5 Latest KIOXIA SSDs achieve PCIe 5.0 and NVMe 2.0 compliance

KIOXIA Europe GmbH has announced that its CM7 Series and CD8P Series NVM ExpressTM (NVMeTM ) SSDs have passed certification testing for PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 specification and NVMe 2.0 specification compliance. Developed by PCI-SIG, the PCIe 5.0 specification is an upgrade that enables twice the data transfer speed and bandwidth versus the PCIe 4.0 specification.

Schneider Electric wins ‘Vendor Channel Programme of the Year’ and ‘Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery Project of the Year’ at the SDC Awards 2023

6 Schneider Electric wins ‘Vendor Channel Programme of the Year’ and ‘Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery Project of the Year’ at the SDC Awards 2023

Schneider Electric has won two categories at the Storage, Digitalisation and Cloud (SDC) Awards 2023.

They include ‘Vendor Channel Programme of the Year’ for its mySchneider IT Partner Program. Schneider Electric and its Elite Data Centre Partners, on365 also secured a second award for the ‘Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery Project of the Year’ category.

Vertiv launches energy-efficient, scalable UPS for edge and mid-sized applications in EMEA

7 Vertiv launches energy-efficient, scalable UPS for edge and mid-sized applications in EMEA

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today introduced the Vertiv Liebert APM2, a new energy-efficient and scalable power solution to its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems portfolio. The Liebert APM2 is compatible with lithium-ion (Li-ion) and VRLA batteries and features a compact design that can scale from 30kW to 600kW in a single unit.

Majority of data centre builds suffer ongoing project disruptions, finds report

8 Majority of data centre builds suffer ongoing project disruptions, finds report

A new Europe-wide report has found external site disruptions and inflationary pressures are causing delays to the construction of new data centres and preventing such projects from adopting greener practices.

Schneider Electric and Total Power Solutions win ‘Data Centre Consolidation/Upgrade Project’ at DCS Awards 2023

9 Schneider Electric and Total Power Solutions win ‘Data Centre Consolidation/Upgrade Project’ at DCS Awards 2023

Schneider Electric and its Elite Partners, Total Power Solutions, the power and cooling infrastructure provider, have won the ‘Data Centre Consolidation/Upgrade Project of the Year’ category at the DCS Awards 2023.

Grid instability continues to jeopardise energy security for European data centres, finds report

10 Grid instability continues to jeopardise energy security for European data centres, finds report

A new research report has mapped out temporary opportunities for facility stakeholders in major European data centre markets to maintain site resilience in a challenging climate.

Power & Uninterruptible Power Supply

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that provides backup power to a load when the input power source or mains power fails. A UPS differs from a traditional auxiliary/emergency power system or standby generator in that it will provide near-instantaneous protection from input power interruptions by switching to energy stored in battery packs, supercapacitors or flywheels.

UPSs are typically used to protect hardware such as computers, data centers, telecommunication equipment or other electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, fatalities, serious business disruption or data loss.

There are three main types of UPSs:

  • Standby UPS: This type of UPS uses a battery to provide backup power when the input power source fails. The battery is not constantly powered, so there is a brief delay when the UPS switches to battery power.
  • Line-interactive UPS: This type of UPS uses a battery to provide backup power and to correct minor fluctuations in the input power source. The battery is constantly powered, so there is no delay when the UPS switches to battery power.
  • Online UPS: This type of UPS uses a battery to provide backup power and to isolate the load from the input power source. The battery is constantly powered, so there is no interruption in power when the input power source fails.

The type of UPS that is best for you will depend on your specific needs. If you need to protect critical equipment from power disruptions, then an online UPS is the best option. If you are on a budget, then a standby UPS may be sufficient.

Benefits of a UPS:

  • Protects your equipment from power disruptions
  • Provides enough time to save your work and shut down your computer gracefully
  • Prevents data loss
  • Protects your equipment from damage caused by power surges and spikes
  • Provides a clean and stable power supply

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