Which UPS is right for me?

9 common power issues and overview to the 3 main UPS technologies and how they protect.

Which Ups

UPS systems are available across 3 main topologies, each designed with varying levels of protection in mind. The below gives an overview of these topologies with linked pages explaining exactly what each does.

  • An Offline (or Standby) UPS is perfect for applications such as desktop PCs, CCTV equipment and EPOS.
  • Examples of Line-Interactive UPS applications are PCs, Servers, Telecom Switches, Routers / Hubs.
  • Mission critical applications, Servers, Call Centres, Data Centres, Storage, Emergency Lighting, Medical Equipment all require Online (or Double Conversion) UPS systems where only the very top levels of protection are essential.


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