9 Critical Power Problems that can harm your IT hardware and Data

The following Critical Power Problems occur without advance notice and can damage sensitive IT, Telecom, Healthcare, Industrial equipment to varying degrees at any time, not just in Summer due to Summer Storms but throughout the year.

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1 – (Power loss)A total loss of utility power. 2 – (Sag)Short term low voltage. 3 – (Power surge)Short term high voltage of 110% of normal.
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4 – (Brownout) Decrease line voltage for extended periods of time of a few minutes or a few days. 5 – (Over-voltage)Increase line voltage for extended periods of time of a few minutes or a few days. 6 – (Electrical Line)High frequency wave form caused by RFI or EMI interference.
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7 – (Frequency Variation)A change in frequency stability. 8 – (Switching transients) Instantaneous under voltage (notch) in the range of nano seconds. 9 - (Harmonic Distortion) Distortion of the normal waveform generally transmitted by non-linear loads.

What type of UPS can cover what?

You maybe asking your self what type of UPS can cover these different power problems? 

This question is fairly straight forward. An offline UPS can cover the power issues labeled 1, 2 and 3. A line interactive UPS can cover 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Finally a online UPS can cover all of these power issues.

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