Trusted power protection in even the most unstable power conditionsSubmitted by Yenziwe Dhlomo
In developing markets such as South Africa, small to medium businesses may face uncertainty in day-to-day operations as infrastructure and regulations strive to accommodate growing markets. Unstable electricity conditions are a key consideration with the potential to cause harm to a growing organisation. However, with one essential piece of hardware, these businesses can achieve certainty and get peace of mind that their critical equipment is protected from even the most unstable power conditions.
For trusted power protection, APC by Schneider Electric has released its Easy UPS 1 Ph Online, a versatile uninterruptible power supply (UPS) unit developed to handle a wide voltage range and inconsistent power conditions. “With the launch of this new device, APC has once again proven why it’s the trusted brand amongst IT professionals worldwide. With a 40-year history of excellence, APC ensures that the digital world is uninterrupted,” says Jonathan Duncan – Secure Power VP for Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric. APC was acquired by Schneider Electric in 2007, and today is part of the Secure Power Division giving businesses support in their energy management systems.
Reliable connectivity in the most critical moments
With a wide input voltage range, the APC Easy UPS 1 Ph Online gives small to medium businesses the confidence that their electrical assets are protected against high fluctuations in power. An unstable and varied power supply is no problem for this device, which features power conditioning to protect loads from surges, spikes, and lightning. “When a highveld thunder-storm rolls in, the last thing a small business owner wants to worry about is interrupting operations to turn off equipment. This new UPS from APC provides peace of mind that regardless of the power conditions, your electrical assets are ready for action,” comments Duncan.
Users can also be assured that the unit generates clean power, thanks to its double conversion online technology which guarantees a consistently high level of power quality. Any disturbances on the distribution waveform are regenerated via the zero-transfer time AC to DC then DC to AC conversion process. The battery is only used as a back-up source. “For truly optimised operations, the UPS also features ECO Mode which by-passes the usual UPS internal electrical components in good power conditions to achieve high operating efficiency without sacrificing protection,” explains Duncan.
“Backup power is also catered for, vital in a country where security of supply is not always guaranteed. This versatile device protects your business against frequent outages thanks to its fast recharging time. In just four hours, it can reach 90% of its charging capacity,” says Duncan. “Staying true to APC’s reputation for comprehensive power solutions, the Easy UPS also features emergency mode, which will shut off all power to connected equipment in an emergency situation.” Finally, to access device status and fast diagnostics, the hardware also includes an intuitive, easy-to-read LDC display with adjustable settings for real-time convenience.
“For four decades, APC has been providing small and medium businesses with a complete portfolio of single-phase UPSs, surge products, enclosures and physical security solutions. With the launch of the Easy UPS 1 Ph Online, we continue to provide certainty in a connected world,” concludes Duncan.
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