Most of the United States will observe daylight savings time and “spring ahead” an hour on Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 a.m. As we change the clocks forward, firefighters across the country encourage residents to check the batteries in their smoke alarms. CyberPower wants you to take that adage one step further and check on […]
New to the world of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems? Consider this UPS buying guide your introduction to the basic concepts behind UPS Systems and which type will work best for your requirements. What is a UPS System? A UPS system, at its most basic, is a battery backup power system and a surge protector […]
For decades, home and small business owners in rural locations have used generators as backup power sources during power failures caused by storms or high heat. The New York Times reports, as superstorms and power failures plague metropolitan areas, generators have also become popular with home and business owners in cities. Currently, many companies, who […]
We focus upon the digital experience many times during our daily lives. How quickly and efficiently we are able to gather and share information is partially determined by internet connectivity for the numerous devices we use, such as laptops, tablets, smart phones, and entertainment electronics. A problem in connectivity often results in troublesome productivity. Battery […]
If your organization is growing, so are your technology requirements. At some point, you’ll need more electrical outlets than you have. Power strips may be enough for home offices, but anyone with plans for growth should understand the benefits of using a PDU. This guide will review the basics of power distribution for business environments […]
Computer Talk Radio discusses power protection and CyberPower with Marty Winston, tech trend watch and editor of Newstips Bulletin. Benjamin Rockwell, the show host and a computer nerd, leads the team as the expert guide through the technical jungle of jargon, and the valleys of viruses, to reach the pinnacle of power of your computer problems.
If you’re like most people, you have an invisible villain hiding in your television set, slowly sucking away your electricity and your money. This silent monster is called standby power, also known as vampire power. But you can get rid of it. Television sets and electronic devices often include a standby power feature. They draw a small
Every minute counts in today’s retail environment. Devices at the point of sale–such as scanners, scales, registers, printers, and credit card terminals-all rely on consistent power. Even the latest equipment can be stopped in an instant by a power failure. That’s where an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system can make all the difference. Research from […]
Solutions for Spikes, Surges, and More Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units (also known as battery backups) and surge protectors guard computers and other sensitive electronics against sudden changes in utility power. They provide a form of insurance for important equipment, preventing component damage and keeping the electric current flowing. Depending on the location and season, […]
For people in North America, summer is power season. That’s when demand for electric power is the highest, especially from homes and businesses that use air conditioning. As that demand puts strain on what a power utility can provide, power problems become more common. Utility power is also vulnerable to severe weather, such as lightning, thunder storms, tornadoes and hurricanes. These weather events can affect transmission lines, utility poles, transformers, and other power delivery equipment.
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS), also known as a battery backup, provides backup power when your regular power source fails or voltage drops to an unacceptable level. A UPS allows for the safe, orderly shutdown of a computer and connected equipment. The size and design of a UPS determine how long it will supply power. […]
Now in its twenty-third year, ENERGY STAR is a voluntary program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that promotes energy efficiency as a way for businesses and individuals to save money while protecting the climate. Established in 1992 as an engineering research and technology program to reduce air pollution, ENERGY STAR focuses upon the […]