Choosing a UPS System 101: The Fundamentals

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, at its most basic, is a battery backup power system that supplies power long enough More >

Get the Most Out of Your Generator With the Right UPS

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 More >

Four Reasons to Protect your Internet Connections

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 More >

A Cheat Sheet for Buying Your Next PDU

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 More >

Computer Talk Radio with Benjamin Rockwell

Computer Talk Radio discusses power protection and CyberPower (At 57:30 of the show) with Marty Winston, tech trend watch and editor of Newstips Bulletin. Marty discusses the benefits of power protection and the brands to watch. Computer Talk Radio is a nationally syndicated broadcast radio program on computers, technology, and your life. Benjamin Rockwell, the More >

Productivity at the Point of Sale: Every Minute Counts

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 More >

Preventing Common Power Problems

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, More >

Best Practices for Power 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.

How does an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) work?

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.

Improving Energy Efficiency with ENERGY STAR

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 More >

Green Your Sales By Going Green

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 More >