10 Common Power Problems

1. Power Failure

A total loss of utility power.

2. Power Sag

Short term low voltage.

3. Power Surge

Short term high voltage above 110% of nominal.

4. Undervoltage

Reduced line voltage for extended periods of a few minutes to a few days.

5. Overvoltage

Increased line voltage for extended periods of a few minutes to a few days.

6. Electrical Line Noise

High frequency waveform caused by RFI or EMI interference.

7. Frequency Variation

A change in frequency stability.

8. Switching Transient

Instantaneous undervoltage (notch) in the range of nanoseconds.

9. Harmonic Distortion

Distortion of the normal waveform generally transmitted by non-linear loads.

10. Common Mode Noise

Electrical Interference that is measured between ground and either line of an AC power line.

Find the Perfect SurgePro UPS Solution to Protect Your Valued Electronics

Standby UPS

Standby UPS protect against 3 of the 10 most common power problems. This low cost UPS provides basic protection and will reduce equipment downtime. Standby UPS are most commonly used to protect single workstations, ATM/Kiosk, IP telephony, and POS terminals.

Line Interactive UPS

Line Interactive UPS protect against 5 of the 10 most common power problems. This midrange protection adds Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) feature to the Standby UPS topology. Line Interactive UPS are most commonly used to protect servers, small network systems, IP telephony, POS terminals, and POE equipment.

Online UPS

Online UPS, also known as double conversion technology, protect against 9 of the 10 most common power problems. This topology first converts AC utility power into DC power, then converts back into AC power. Online UPS are most commonly used to protect mission critical applications including critical servers, phone systems, medical devices, and equipment requiring long battery runtimes.

Isolated Online UPS

Isolated Online UPS, also known as Power Conditioned Online UPS or Laboratory Grade UPS, protect against all 10 of the common power problems. This premium technology adds galvanic isolation transformer to the online UPS topology providing protection from common mode noise. Isolated Online UPS are used to provide the cleanest power in difficult applications such as industrial environments, laboratories, retail, and any installation with grounding or noise issues.

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