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backup power

An additional power source that can be used in the event of power failure. See UPS and backup.


A Half Minute of Backup
This roomful of lead acid batteries stands ready to drain itself entirely in less than a minute. It serves as backup power in a large datacenter between the time a power outage has been detected and the generators can come up to full speed.
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Eaton s complete line of backup power generators continually monitor connections to the local electric utility and automatically switch to generator power in the event of an outage.
That plan should include a disaster kit as well as emergency backup power to run critical systems and appliances in a home, including HVAC, refrigeration, lights, computers and more.
However, the medium to long term scenario looks bright for this emerging economy, thereby providing immense opportunities for backup power manufacturers.
Cobasys, a supplier of advanced integrated energy storage solutions, has completed the installation of two NiGUARD backup power systems for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in Sacramento, Calif.
The companies have provided IC with a hydrogen fuel cell-based system; IC wanted a backup power supply for its data center in Toronto.
This new order demonstrates the growing interest in fuel cells for backup power applications in the mobile telecom market and Hydrogenics' HyPM power products specifically," said Pierre Rivard, president and CEO of Hydrogenics.
We were on backup power at the time of the outage,'' he said.
And although thousands of IT professionals had a quick wake-up call two years ago when 50 million people in the Northeast spent the night in one of the largest blackouts in recent memory, we were once again reminded of the importance of backup power during last year's hurricane season, sizzling summer and arctic winter being felt throughout the country.
5V, the RTC (and event counters) will switch to the backup power supply on VBAK.
The Ballard-powered unit, intended to provide backup power, can run a computer, phone, fax machine and lamp for about eight to 10 hours before a $100 refueling.
The stationary fuel cell uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and backup power markets are experiencing double-digit annual growth, though admittedly from a low base.
After a kit is secured and a communication plan is created, families should assess how to further improve their home's preparedness level, which could include investing in a backup power solution," said Dan Roche, director of marketing, Briggs & Stratton Portable Power division.