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Using modern technology and electrical equipment is great but there are just certain things that are out of our control, such as power outages – this is when you need UPS the most. Though it might seem like an annoyance to you, there’s not much you can do nowadays without electricity, after all, it could actually be doing a lot more damage than you realise.

Your main concern here would be your computers and other critical machinery that needs a constant energy supply. For example, when the electricity gets shut off, your computer isn’t able to shut down properly which might be detrimental to the hard drive. Furthermore, if the power outage is unexpected you might be at risk of losing vital data if your PC’s are affected, and your work hasn’t been saved. All in all, this will be a major cost to the business as electronics may need to be repaired or replaced and work may have to be redone.

So now you might be thinking, “well we’ve got a generator which will kick in and allow everything to switch on again and everyone can get working”, but the problem with generators is that they often take a moment or two to boot up and start providing the building or office with the required amount of electricity. They’re helpful things to have, however, the damage has already been done if you’ve been without power for a little while.

What is the solution to this issue?

It’s simple really, and it’s called a UPS – uninterruptible power supply – and there are many reasons your business needs one. First and foremost, if you live in South Africa, loadshedding is a common occurrence and protecting your business against the unpredictable power outages will benefit you and your equipment in the long run.

Secondly, the UPS doesn’t only protect you against a sudden loss of electricity but also can help you in situations such as power surges, unreliable electricity and more. Since it provides stable power, you won’t be affected by the change in electricity supply, so even in those moments when you’re waiting for the generator to start working, your equipment will remain in tip-top shape. Even if you don’t have a generator, the UPS will allow you to save all the necessary data and documentation as well as give you time to shut down your computers and equipment properly.

To find out more about UPS equipment, the F1 Connect team has the answers to your questions. Get in touch now!