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Uninterruptible Power Supplies Defeat Unplanned Downtime

Thursday, December 15, 2022

There are many considerations that must guide generator system design: operating conditions, load characteristics and profile, transfer switches, and of course, adherence with up-to-date codes and regulations. Each of these factors regard how the generator system will operate and be maintained over time, but they fail to account for two key concerns. The first is the small yet crucial segment of time between power outage and generator system startup, and the second is the quality of power flowing from running generators to the connected electrical equipment.

Modern uninterruptible power supply (UPS) topologies are designed to address these concerns effectively, offering a variety of power continuity and conditioning features suitable for different environments. Mark Nell, Powervar's Engineer Applications Specialist, writes that while a UPS design will vary based by brand, customizations and power environment demands, UPS devices come in distinct topologies, each working slightly differently to manage power input and protect connected devices.

Read more on how to manage power input and protect connected devices in a generator's system design with a Powervar UPS.