There are some simple yet extremely effective ways to help safeguard your essential equipment. Please feel free to consult your equipment supplier for additional information.

How will my equipment be affected?

If there is a power interruption, your electrical facilities and equipment may cease to operate until the supply has been restored. If it is only a momentary voltage dip, you may find that the lights dim or flicker. Such a dip may also affect sensitive equipment.

How can we protect our equipment?

While it is impossible to completely avoid voltage dips, the impact can be minimised and sometimes even eliminated. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Install an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Install a voltage stabiliser
  • Follow the protective measures detailed in the manufacturers' specifications
  • Obtain advice from manufacturers or make reference to international practices of voltage dip ride-through capability in equipment specification

What is an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)?

A UPS is a device that provides continuous, conditioned power to equipment, regardless of fluctuation or loss from input power.

How do I select a suitable UPS?

There are some important things to consider when choosing a suitable UPS.

  • Think about the type and size of power load involved and make sure your UPS can handle it
  • The level of efficiency required
  • The amount of noise and heat the UPS generates

You may need to consider several other technical specifications when choosing a UPS. For your peace of mind, we recommend that you talk to your equipment supplier or consultant for more detailed information and advice before deciding on a particular model.


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