White Paper | December 5, 2011

UPS Basics

Source: Eaton Corporation
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By Chris Loeffler, product manager, Eaton Corporation, and Ed Spears, product manager, Eaton's Power Quality Solutions

Budgeting for electricity, securing adequate supplies of it, and finding ways to use less of it are all common topics of conversation among data center operators. Ensuring that the power their IT resources rely on is both dependable and clean, sadly, can sometimes be an afterthought.

In truth, however, power sags, surges and outages are not only unavoidable but more than capable of damaging valuable IT equipment and bringing productivity to a halt. That's why planning and deploying a robust power protection solution is absolutely vital.

An uninterruptible power system (UPS) is the central component of any well-designed power protection architecture. This white paper provides an introductory overview of what a UPS is and what kinds of UPS are available, as well as a comprehensive guide to selecting the right UPS and accessories for your needs.

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