23 Jun Protecting your business against power fluctuations
All electronic and computer equipment is extremely sensitive to power fluctuations. Power fluctuations happen every single day – they are a natural by-product of your electrical system and voltage outputs vary throughout the day. However, power supplies rarely fluctuate outside set tolerances. But, and this is a BIG but, when they do they can wreak real havoc on electrical equipment. They can damage equipment and cause long-term issues; and very few appliances are designed to cope with massive power fluctuations.
So what can you do?
One of the cheapest and most effective ways to protect your electrical equipment against power surges is to use surge protectors.
Surge protectors plug into your wall in the same way as a multi-sockets and master plug extensions do. Not to be confused with surge power strips – which in our experience offer very little protection against power surges – surge protectors offer protection in joules, and the more the better. For example, a surge protector that’s 1,000 joules rated will take a 100 joule hit ten times or a 1,000 joule hit once before connected electrical equipment takes any of the burden. You simply use them at any outlet where electrical equipment is used.
Simply get surge protectors with enough outlets for your needs, and you will have adequate protection against power fluctuations.
Uninterruptible Power Supply
An uninterruptible power supply is a fantastic way to protect against power fluctuations, because they provide backup power to appliances in the event of a power outage.
These systems only used to be found in state-of-the-art data centres – however they are suitable for all SMEs too. They keep the power on through a system with batteries and the system will supply appliances with a steady voltage, until the batteries run out (hopefully, your main power will have been restored by then). Typically, a UPS will be used to protect business-critical equipment such as servers and telecommunications devices. They also offer power line conditioning, which comes in handy in the event of a lightning strike.
Due to their ability to protect equipment, a UPS is a fantastic solution for protecting your business against power fluctuations.
Protect your business against power fluctuations today
At Brightlec, we can protect your business against power fluctuations. We can supply the highest quality surge protectors and design, install and maintain an uninterruptable power supply for your systems. To find out more, call us on 0800 9788 168 or 0113 8941968.