Single-Phase vs 3-Phase Power Protection: What You Need to Know

Single-Phase vs 3-Phase Power Protection: What You Need to Know Power is power, right? Well not exactly. It’s true that most of the electrical power we use is alternating current (AC) power generated by utility companies. In fact, AC power is used to deliver the vast majority of the power to our homes and businesses. More >

A Winning Startup Strategy: Power Protection for PC Gamers

A Winning Backup Strategy: Power Protection for PC Gamers As a PC gamer, you’re only as good as your gaming rig. You’ve spent years perfecting your optimal builds – a setup with all the bells and whistles, multiple monitors, backlit keyboard, and top-of-the-line headset -¬ all to maximize your game. Imagine you’re in the heat More >

How a UPS System Works with a Backup Generator

As weather extremes and storms increase, power outages are likely to continue to rise. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. customers experienced an average of nearly six hours of power interruptions in 2018. If you have invested in a generator, you’ve prepared for when a storm hits, right? Almost. Even with a generator, More >

Making Sure Your Battery Backup Has Your Back

Making Sure Your Battery Backup Has Your Back UPS Battery Maintenance Tips You are ready for a power outage. You have the right UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) system to provide a bridge of backup power for your equipment if the power goes out. The UPS system will guard against surges, keep you running during shorter More >

Why do you need a Networked UPS System for your Business?

Why do you need a Networked UPS System for your Business?   Extreme weather conditions are becoming more common and can cause power outages and brownouts, translating to network downtime.  Even a few minutes of downtime can be disruptive and costly. For example, the Consumer Electronics Show, commonly known as CES, is the largest tradeshow More >

The ABCs of USB

The ABCs of USB The Emergence of USB-C Surge Protectors and Power Strips   The USB is perhaps the most popular and recognizable cable connector we use. How popular? There are over six billion USB devices in the world today. While a USB connection is commonplace nowadays, it wasn’t long ago that simply connecting your More >

The Do’s and Don’ts of Surge Protection

A surge protector is both an insurance policy and an investment in protecting your electronic devices against damaging power events. Here are the DOs and DON’Ts of choosing the right surge protector and knowing when to replace it. DO CHECK YOUR CONNECTIONS In addition to AC outlets, you may need USB, networking, and/or coaxial ports. More >

E-Rate 2020: Focused on the Future

Not long ago, school classroom technology consisted of little more than blackboards, chalk, and pencil sharpeners. Today’s classrooms and school libraries have become digital hubs. Instructors and students now have multiple technologies at their fingertips. A typical classroom now might include: Computer workstations, charging stations, digital notebooks, and tablets Digital projectors, whiteboards, smart screens, and More >

Three Ps of Surge Protection

Your electronics are at risk from more than lightning. No matter where you live, your home experiences power surges. Power surges or spikes can damage your valuable electronics like TVs and computers, as well as your smaller and more sensitive devices like smartphones and tablets. Power surges vary in duration and magnitude and can even More >