How To Protect Your Companies IT Equipment From Power surges

Jun 07 2016

When you started your business you probably did not give much thought to protecting your company’s IT equipment. How do you decide on how to properly protect your IT devices from electrical power surges and get the most out of your IT investment? How do you avoid costly damages and work stoppage? 

The answer: install an uninterruptible power supply or ‘UPS”.


The best option would be to install a dedicated UPS on each user’s station to protect the desktop, printer monitor and any other electronic device at each workstation. Also in your datacenter you should install a centralized UPS to protect all devices installed in the datacenter.


An uninterruptible power supply, also uninterruptible power source, UPS or battery/flywheel backup, is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically mains power, fails. A UPS differs from an auxiliary or emergency power system or standby generator in that it will provide near-instantaneous protection from input power interruptions, by supplying energy stored in batteries, supercapacitors, or flywheels. The on-battery runtime of most uninterruptible power sources is relatively short (only a few minutes) but sufficient to start a standby power source or properly shut down the protected equipment.

A UPS is 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. UPS units aren’t just for large size companies. In fact, their sizes range from units designed to protect a single computer without a video monitor (around 200 volt-ampere rating) to large units powering entire data centers or buildings. The world’s largest UPS, the 46-megawatt Battery Electric Storage System (BESS), in Fairbanks, Alaska, powers the entire city and nearby rural communities during outages.[1]

We believe this blog can help you to protect your IT investment! Benefits to implementing a UPS system to all your IT equipment:

  • Mitigate the chance of a hardware failure due to power outages.
  • A UPS gives you the ability to detect and alert when the power is down and gives your IT department time to automate the safe shutdown of all your critical application.

This approach makes managing your IT more efficient allowing you to get back to your core strengths.

Need help setting this up? Call Mantralogix at 1-866-320-8922 or email [email protected] and we’d be pleased to assist you! 

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