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Uninterruptible Power Systems

The following Technical Information is from Falcon Electric Inc.

10.11The True Cost of UPS and Batteries - A Tutorial - This is a brief discussion of the present day state of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) under 10kVA, the largest UPS market segment, and their battery technology. They make up the bulk of the UPS units installed worldwide for business, industrial, scientific, IT and home applications. Since the UPS market is very large the UPS business has become very competitive, with a large number of domestic and international UPS manufacturers to choose from. Unfortunately, the selection is so large that consumers off all types, from a scientific laboratory to automated production, are often mislead into buying a UPS on price alone, without fully understanding what they are buying or available options. For home users this is typically not a problem, as they simply want to backup their home computer long enough to allow the operating system to perform an orderly shutdown. For the other applications referenced, users face a costly learning experience if they buy a UPS on cost alone. 
Standby Power Supply (SBS) and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Tutorial
- The following will guide you through successfully determining the type and level of power protection equipment required for your specific environment - from
Harsh industrial power environments demand high-level power protection: The right UPS can meet that demand - Michael Stout and Michael Gibson - When the discussion of uninterruptible power systems (UPS) arises, most people think of the little box they purchased to provide backup power to their home or office computers. They do not think of industrial-grade power protection. However, its incorporation into factory automation systems is a necessary security element - from the ISA and InTech.
UPS on the front line - Scott Siddens - Uninterruptible power supplies must be rugged, flexible to meet plant floor challenges - Computers in industrial plants and other types of technical operations have moved to the production floor. And with millions of dollars at stake in guaranteeing near-absolute power reliability for production lines, UPS manufacturers have been tasked with creating hardy systems that can withstand the extreme environments of manufacturing facilities. Several UPS products have come on the market in recent years to accommodate these requirements - from Plant Engineering,
Exploring UPS Systems - Michael Stout  - Selecting a UPS that will meet specialized mission-critical requirements is a challenge even for the most experienced system engineer - from
Power Conditioning: Selecting the best power conditioning type product for your specific power problems - Michael Stout -With the large number of power conditioning and protection products available on the market, the selection of a device that will provide the right level of protection needed for your specific power environment may seem a daunting task. The selection process can be simplified by first understanding the differing design methodologies available, in conjunction with understand ing how these methods relate to solving specific power problems.

Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems & Batteries - This useful book is designed for you if you want to obtain a basic understanding of the application, installation, operation and troubleshooting of UPS systems and batteries.

Uninterruptible Power Supply - Planning and Installation Guide - This 24 page guide provides some excellent information - thanks to Solid State Controls.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Frequently Asked Questions - from