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 […]
If you’ve been looking at the power protection sales in your business as an add-on or afterthought, you could be missing growing sales opportunities. Consider these facts from research group Frost & Sullivan — the forecast for 2010 power protection revenues is $9.6 billion, which represents an 8.4% growth rate from 2009. One of the […]