|Also known as||Uninterruptible Power Source|
|Relevant Acts, Regulations and Standards|
|Renewal Frequency||As per your company procedures|
|Useful links||see wiki|
An uninterruptible power supply or uninterruptible power source (UPS) is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source or mains power fails. A UPS differs from an auxiliary or emergency power system or standby generator in that it will provide near-instantaneous protection from input power interruptions, by supplying energy stored in batteries, supercapacitors, or flywheels. The on-battery run-time of most uninterruptible power sources is relatively short (only a few minutes) but sufficient to start a standby power source or properly shut down the protected equipment. It is a type of continual power system.
A UPS is typically used to protect hardware such as computers, data centers, telecommunication equipment or other electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, fatalities, serious business disruption or data loss. UPS units range in size from units designed to protect a single computer without a video monitor (around 200 volt-ampere rating) to large units powering entire data centers or buildings.
Really, it makes good sense. If you've gone to the trouble of buying a UPS, you need make sure it works when you really need it.
If you are a large enough customer, you may want to make sure your data centre provider is maintaining their Uninterruptible Power Supplies as well as their backup generators.
There are probably a few massive UPS now with solar power. ONe of the world's largest UPS, the 46-megawatt Battery Electric Storage System (BESS), in Fairbanks, Alaska, powers the entire city and nearby rural communities during outages.
Not sure but at least one Member services theirs every 6 months.