An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) can save your systems from improperly shutting down during power outages. They provide power to your systems during power outages or fluctuations. A UPS isn’t used in place of a generator, but is more like a go-between. These are also known as “battery backups”.
UPSs contain a rechargeable battery inside of them. These batteries store power. When the UPS detects the primary power source isn’t working, it will start using the power stored in the battery to power your devices. Some UPSs may not provide power until primary power comes back on, but they should give enough time for you to save your data and properly shut down all of your systems. When systems shut down abruptly and improperly, it can corrupt the operating system and cause data loss.
The three main types of UPSs are on-line, line-interactive, and standby. Make sure to do your research before you purchase a UPS.
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