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Get ready for uninterrupted power with a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) from Overclockers UK. A UPS is a reliable and efficient solution to keep your systems running smoothly, even in the event of a power outage. Simply put, a UPS is a robust battery that ensures a continuous power supply to your devices, servers, network equipment, and peripherals.

What Is a UPS and Why do I need one?

A UPS is more than just a backup; it's your safeguard against data loss and system damage caused by sudden power interruptions. Our range of UPS power supply units from industry-leading brands are all designed to provide ample time for essential operations to complete and allow a safe system shutdown.

It's important to note that a UPS power supply is distinct from a surge protector. While surge protectors shield hardware from voltage surges, UPS power supplies go beyond by providing valuable time during outages. They also offer protection against voltage surges and fluctuations from the mains power supply.

Which UPS should I buy?

Selecting the right UPS unit is a crucial decision. These units come in different wattages, denoted by 'VA' (Voltage/Amps), which is equivalent to their wattage. The choice depends on the specific needs of your PC. For instance, a basic home desktop setup requires less power, while avid gamers with multiple devices may need a higher VA/wattage UPS system.

To make the right choice, ensure that the total wattage of devices connected to the UPS does not exceed the specified wattage of the unit. Connect only essential systems, as adding more loads reduce the overall battery life during blackouts.

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UPS Uninterruptible Power Supplies FAQ

How long does a UPS last?

The duration of backup power depends on various factors, including the devices connected to the UPS. Generally speaking, a UPS that is paired well with your PC’s power requirements should provide enough time for a safe shutdown in the event of power loss. For example, a UPS with 1000VA with 335W being drawn should last approximately 20 minutes.

What is a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)?

A UPS, or Uninterruptible Power Supply, is a device that provides backup power during electrical outages or fluctuations. It ensures a continuous and stable power supply to protect critical equipment from unexpected power interruptions.

Why do I need a UPS for my computer or equipment?

A UPS is essential to prevent data loss and system damage caused by power outages. It provides sufficient time for essential operations to complete and allows a safe system shutdown. Additionally, it safeguards against voltage surges and fluctuations from the mains power supply.

How do I choose the right UPS power supply unit?

Deciding which UPS is right for you is super simple. Select a UPS unit with an appropriate wattage (VA) that matches the needs of your system. Ensure that the total wattage of devices connected to the UPS does not exceed the unit's specified wattage. Connect only essential devices to maximise battery life during outages.

Is a UPS a surge protector?

A surge protector shields hardware from voltage surges but does not provide backup power. In contrast, a UPS goes beyond protection by offering valuable time during outages, ensuring a safe system shutdown.

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