When determining the ideal configuration for your Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) starts with understanding how long you will need back-up power before other power systems take over.
There are two or three factors to determine how long a UPS battery will last:
How long a UPS lasts under the load is determined by its battery capacity. How much power a UPS can supply at any given time determines the battery life. Other factors that impact UPS battery life include UPS efficiency, power factor, and battery type.
The UPS runtime formula is a rough estimate to figure out if the number of devices planned are able to be supported for the necessary length of time.
The UPS runtime formula calculates runtime based on the battery capacity and the UPS’s total load. UPS runtime consists of the ratio of battery capacity (AH) over the load (A) on the UPS:
Time = AH / A
Making sure that your facility has the proper set up when it comes to back up or emergency power helps eliminate downtime, protect your critical equipment, and maintain business continuity. All of this saves you time and money!
Critical Infrastructure Group offers an array of new and used UPS for purchase or rental. Our team of specialists can guide you through the process of deciding what configuration makes the most sense for the unique needs of your business.
Reach out to the team at CI Group today!