How Does a UPS System Function?
A UPS system works as a backup power source for a computer to keep it running for a short time. This way, any data or component will not be damaged in case of voltage fluctuation or blackout. As an innovation that provides peace of mind, UPS has become a staple in the world of technology. With its software and hardware protective features, countless users are relying on this system to extend the life span of their PCs.
Like other computer-related items, UPS comes with varieties. For this reason, a lot of people don’t know where to start their UPS system hunt. Fortunately, our Uptime Systems team is always ready to help. We have a number of years of experience and have established a reputable name in the industry. Our knowledge, responsiveness and dedication to helping our customers find the solutions is unrivalled.
How to Prevent UPS System Problems
UPS systems degrade over time. So, if you have been using your unit for quite some time, you have to ensure they are regularly checked. Fans, contactors and filters should be regularly cleaned to avoid dust and dirt build-up. By doing so, your fans can last up to ten years and filters can continuously promote good airflow.
Additionally, batteries should be checked semi-annually to ensure they’re functioning in their prime. This should include testing for conductivity or impedance, and performance evaluation as well. This way, you can rest assured that the system will function as it is designed to. UPS connections should be annually inspected by a professional to ensure they’re in the right placements. Furthermore, simple components yet powerful ones such as capacitors should be replaced every five to seven years. This is due to their function of filtering and smoothing out voltage fluctuations which are essentially the most damaging.
Troubleshooting Guide For UPS Systems
As a UPS system owner, you should know the basic troubleshooting process in case of last-minute unforeseen events. To give you some insight, here are some of the common indications of a damaged system and how to identify and rectify the problem:
- LED is Flashing Sequentially on the Display Interface
This could be happening because the system has been shut down remotely using software or an optional accessory. You don’t have to do anything as the UPS system will automatically restart when the power is back.
- Fault LED is Flashing
If you see this, it might be an indication of an internal fault. So, it’s best to contact a reliable technician or electrician like us.
- The System Flashing Site Wiring Fault Message
The possible reason for this could involve wiring faults such as polarity reversal, missing ground, hot and neutral wirings and overloaded neutral circuits. If your UPS system indicates this, contact a qualified professional.
Uptime Systems can help you choose the right UPS system. Contact us today to find the best solution for you.
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