The summer season is about to begin in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and we should all be prepared to face the dumping of cargo. It is the fifth year of government elected by the Pakistani public and they still have no solution to overcome this problem. The only solution available to the general public is UPS (uninterrupted power supply) or inverter, but the problem is that UPS comes in many shapes and sizes and the cruel part is that many shopkeepers sell inverters like UPS, which is totally incorrect. The lack of knowledge and illiteracy in Pakistan helps these shopkeepers deceive ordinary people and make big profits.
Difference between UPS and Inverter
One of the main complaints of Pakistani users regarding UPS is that their computer restarts when a light of the Wapda power plant is turned on. Now, if you are one of those who buy the inverter instead of UPS, it is the fault of your investor, not your computer or anything else. The reason is that the inverter takes between 300 and 800 milliseconds to switch from the main power to the battery power and it is not enough for the computer to remain on during the changeover.
So, the solution is clearly a good UPS that normally has a changeover time of 3 to 8 milliseconds from the main power to the battery power. Now, some of you may have brought Chinese UPS and say I have a good UPS but still my computer restarts. Unfortunately, the Chinese UPS available in the market are also inverters and not UPS.
Now you may have received news from relatives or friends who say they are using UPSs manufactured in the Pakistani country and that work perfectly well for them. One thing I will tell you here is that investors are good for some appliances like fans, energy savers and light bulbs, but they are not made for appliances like television, refrigerators or computers.
Why Choose UPS Instead of Inverter?
The UPSs provide purified sine wave output compared to the square wave output of the inverter, which is good for your sensitive appliances, such as television, refrigerators or computers.
UPSs are good for their charging devices, such as mobile devices and laptops, but the inverters are battery analyzers and, if they charge laptops or mobile phones in their inverter, they prepare for the exhausted battery.
The uninterrupted power supply usually provides a constant frequency of 60 Hz which is good for your devices, since the frequency of the inverter depends on the condition of the battery and the load, which can burn your expensive equipment.
If there are light problems in your area, such as low light or the light turns on or off very fast, the inverter will not be able to handle this situation either and may damage your devices.
UPS Purchasing Guide
Now that you know the difference between UPS and Inverter, it’s time to search the UPS market for quality according to your needs. If you want to use it with your computer you definitely want high quality brand UPS, otherwise you will restart your PC.
Be sure to check whether the battery synchronization of the UPS is good or not, by checking the function of the automatic charging system of voltage control 3 in the manual.
Some UPSs available in the market are not able to show LEDs or alarms that are very good to protect your product. Always opt for the LED UPS or you can show at least light bulbs according to the battery times.
There are some new UPSs available in the market that are very efficient, because they will not make the battery warm, do not have to put water in the battery, its fans will not make noise, the speed of the fans can be controlled through the attenuator , can prolong the battery life, protect the chargers of your mobile and laptop battery from damage, etc.
UPS Planning and Installation
First, make sure that the place where you want to place your UPS is away from the water and always keep it dry. You need some kind of insulation material such as wood, foam or hard wood to first place this material and then put the UPS in it. It is best to choose a location near your main dashboard if you want to plan your entire home for UPS, but you can also choose a location if you plan to connect it only to your computer or TV.
You also need to calculate the energy consumption of the appliances you want to connect to your UPS. For the calculation you can use this formula: (VA) Watts = Volts x Amps
Before connecting your new battery to the UPS for the first time, make sure the battery is fully charged, otherwise its life and backup time will be reduced.
In general, a 500 W UPS can easily run 1 * Computer + 3 * Energy Savers + 2 * Fans. So you can also calculate your needs from this if you are not good enough to calculate volts and watts.
Battery Timing depends on UPS or Battery?
Many people ask this question: the battery time depends on the unit of power supply not interpreted or the battery, and the answer to this question is very simple and is on battery. No matter how high your UPS, ie 1000 Watts or 2000 Watts if you have a small battery, it will give you a small backup time, but if you have 500 Watts UPS with a large battery, that is 155 Amps, it can give you long battery runtimes. up to 8 -10 hours depending on the condition of the battery. You can connect the batteries in series and in parallel according to your needs. If your inverter is 12 volts, you can use one or more batteries (but in parallel) while if you have 24 volts you need to have the two alternative batteries that will be connected in the Serial mode.