UPS Power Supplies
Unfortunately, no electrical power supply is free from brown-outs or some other form of interference. This means all electronic and computer based equipment is therefore vulnerable to outages or voltage drops. That is why your home or business Security Camera System and DVR, Alarm Systems, computer system, or other electronic device can benefit from the use of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
A UPS is also sometimes simply referred to as a battery back-up. It provides emergency power to your electronic equipment. However, a UPS should provide “uninterrupted” power for a period of time, usually between 5 and 15 minutes. This hopefully will allow for enough time for power to be restored, or an auxiliary power supply to kick in, or for the equipment to safely shut down.
The amount of time a UPS can keep running after the power goes out depends on how big a UPS is in place and how much equipment it is protecting. Please note that if it is important that your equipment survive for several hours without power then it is recommended that you look at other solutions such as using a generator.
It is also important to know that some electronic manufacturers will recommend, or at times even require, the use of a UPS as part of their warranty requirements. A UPS unit will help ensure that data is not lost and it will allow for safe protection for the operation of your electronic equipment. This is a safety net you should not be without.