Uninterruptible Power Supply

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Uninterruptible Power Supply

(hardware)
(UPS) A battery powered power supply unit that is guaranteed to provide power to a computer in the event of interruptions in the incoming mains electrical power. Different rating UPSs will provide power for different lengths of time.

Modern UPSs connect to the computer's serial port and provide information such as battery time remaining, allowing the computer to shut down gracefully before complete loss of power.
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UPS are used as back-up power supplies for essential facilities like data centers and financial institutions, where a stable and continuous power supply is necessary to protect critical computers, communication equipment and control systems that would otherwise be vulnerable to blackouts or sudden voltage drops.
During a visit to the city markets, majority of wholesalers and retailers said the demand for back-up power supplies has increased, since people were anticipating the power shortage this summer.
When a power disruption or outage occurs, a UPS provides backup power to the connected devices and systems giving researchers the ability to finish a test before the battery back-up power runs out.
A vendor at Blue Area said for a couple of weeks, demand for back-up power supplies has increased, since everyone was anticipating power outages this summer.
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In the event of a complete power loss, the UPS takes over, running back-up power from its batteries and buying you time to safely shut down your machines.
Generally, during blackouts, without a back-up power supply, the result is the loss of unsaved data, the inability to operate any electrical equipment, and the possible corruption of data or the database directory table, making it difficult or impossible to retrieve any of the information stored in the database.
Besides a carefully designed system featuring back-up power and redundant climate control, the ideal infrastructure is carefully monitored and serviced by a professional maintenance force.
A few years ago, television stations may have been willing to go without back-up power.
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today introduced the APC Back-UPS Connect BGE70, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) designed to provide hours of back-up power for critical home network devices during extended power outages.
European Rotary UPS Markets is part of the Power Supplies & Batteries Growth Partnership Services Programme, which also includes research in the following markets: European DC Power Systems Markets, European Three-Phase UPS Markets and European Back-Up Power Market in the Telecom Sector - Demand-side Analysis.
During a visit to the city markets, majority of the wholesalers and retailers told that the demand for back-up power supplies has increased, since everyone is anticipating the worst power outages this summer and the announcement of load management plan has increased the demand.