6/02/2015

Protect your computers with UPS battery backup

Hurricane season began this Monday, which means possible power outages. Summer is almost here, which means lightning storms and power surges. Be prepared…


Protect your computers with the Eaton 3S UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). The sleek, savvy and sophisticated 3S delivers premium battery backup and surge protection for up to 8 devices (4 outlets with battery backup and surge protection, 4 outlets with surge protection).

Why do all my computers need to be plugged into a UPS? When a user’s computer is plugged into a UPS and your office loses power or experiences a brownout, the user will have time to save their work and properly shut down. Losing power for as little as a quarter second can trigger events that may keep IT equipment unavailable for anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. And downtime is costly. Also, if you have computers that remote users connect to, plugging them into a UPS saves your remote user from interrupted sessions and saves users in your office from getting involved to help them reconnect.

Here are some “behind the scenes” reasons that your machines will benefit from UPS:
  • Utility power isn't clean. By law, electrical power can vary widely enough to cause significant problems for IT equipment. According to current U.S. standards, for example, voltage can legally vary from 5.7% to 8.3% under absolute specifications. That means that what utility services promising 208-phase voltage actually deliver can range from 191 to 220 volts.
  • Utility power isn't 100% reliable. In the U.S., in fact, it's only 99.9% reliable, which translates into a likely nine hours of utility outages every year.
  • Generators and surge suppressors aren’t enough. Generators can keep systems operational during a utility outage, but they take time to start up and provide no protection from power spikes and other electrical disturbances. Surge suppressors help with power spikes but not with issues like power loss, under-voltage and brownouts.

Why Eaton? Eaton's 3S provides up to 45 minutes of battery backup, which is plenty of time for your users to save their work and safely shutdown their computers. Plus, Eaton’s warranty covers both the UPS and the batteries for 3 years. No other manufacturer in the industry offers as comprehensive a warranty. The batteries are easily replaceable, so you can keep the unit itself and get new batteries as needed.

Contact us if you’re interested in getting UPS for your office.

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