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How should I choose a UPS?

The major considerations are: How much power does the UPS need to supply? In the event of a power outage the only devices you really need to keep on battery power are pieces of sensitive equipment such as projectors, computers and the like. To size the UPS add up the power consumption, in watts, of […]

Why should my projector be on a UPS?

CEDIAs (Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association) Home Theater Video Design bulletin (CEA/CEDIA-CEB23) states that: “an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is strongly recommended for proper shut down and cooling of the projector and lamp in the event of a power failure”. Without a UPS the projector lamp and electronics can overheat leading to failure and […]

Which devices should be on a UPS?

All devices with spinning hard drives – computers, music servers, home automation systems, etc should be on a UPS. Power outages can cause the hard drive head to ‘crash’ onto the platter and damage the disk. If you use a digital audio workstation (DAW), a UPS will allow you to save your work and shut […]

What is an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)?

A UPS is a device that provides battery power to connected electronics in the event of a power outage. There are three different types of UPS systems: standby, line interactive and online ‘dual conversion’. Pros: UPS systems are the only solution that can protect your projector  or hard drive equipped electronics in the event of […]