UPS stands for “Uninterruptible Power Supplies” and is able to deliver instantaneous backup power during critical moments. These moments include brownouts, blackouts as well as additional power issues that may strike your current equipment. As surges occur, intrusions can occur to your computer by way of your phone line or AC outlet. The intrusions tend to take primary aim at you motherboard or modem, then making its way to the chips, and then to the computer’s hardware components.
UPS has been expressly designed for the elimination of the issues that have been listed above. UPS has the ability to transfer AC input voltage that is frequently affected by factors that are external to the acceptable range of voltage for your machines. Additionally, UPS is able to provide a battery backup that is consistent and will kicking in a matter of 10 seconds.
UPS is relatively easy to install. It is important to note that you do not plug anything into the battery side of the unit before charging it. You will need to charge the battery for a full eight hours before using it. Once the unit has been fully charged, it needs to be turned off before plugging any devices into its outlets.
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Like most companies today, I rely on my computers a great deal, both for reservations, and for keeping track of all my information for clientele. To have my computer go down once because of a power outage was bad enough – it also created issues with some of the data on my computer. I lost information that was vital to what I do. Setting up a battery backup was first on my list after that. The ease of mind that it provides, knowing that I will NOT lose my information again is worth the initial setup!
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Installing and Setting Up PowerChute
When using an APC UPS, it will come with a version of PowerChute. For other UPS units, you may need to purchase your own copy of the software. Once you register your UPS, you will need to begin the installation process. Before beginning the installation process, you will need to ensure that you data cable is not plugged in. From there, the installation process is very simple. All you will need to do is follow the instructions provided by the wizard.
From start to finish, the entire installation should take you no more than 10 minutes in total. Also, once the installation has been completed, the data cable can be plugged in and your power backups can be expressly configured.
This software can be found, once installed, within your Taskbar and is able to monitor your UPS within the background. As far as your UPS, PowerChute will keep track of power outages and UPS usages. Once the software has been launched, users are able to commence with the configuring of their specific power backups. The use of this software is ideal especially when you determining when to charge your UPS. With PowerChute, this is not a guessing game.