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Load Shedding, Who Me?

Load Shedding, Who Me?

Uninterrupted Power Systems and Loadshedding

In South Africa today, we face so many challenges in our daily lives, but probably the one that really hits us the hardest at home or at the office is the power outages. More and more business owners are allowing their staff to work from home to avoid this terrible pandemic, but power outages makes it impossible to manage productivity. There are affordable solutions to curb the problem of power outages, one of them is to own a UPS. UPS stands for uninterruptible power supply and owning one will remove the stress of power outage” which is at least one less worry at work, but preferably at home. As the importance of maintaining power to essential systems become more critical in our day-to-day lives, it’s imperative to note that there is a continuous development of UPS technologies. There are but a few organisations that can withstand downtime, especially SMME’S. Let’s look at a few options which are life-changing and not just for yourself, but for the children at the same time.

DC UPS for your Router

For starters, let's simply try to keep the internet on during load shedding. While more employers allow their staff to work from home, it is super disruptive when an employee cannot attend an online meeting and underestimates the impact it has on productivity. As an employer, you can solve that problem by empowering your staff with a DC UPS to avoid any downtime on your Router. During a blackout or load shedding, the UPS will automatically switch to battery power, and your devices will stay ON without any interruption.

Offline UPS

Its job is that simple, basically receive power and transmit it to your computer, router, television, or even a small portable lamp. It has a built-in battery, thus the term “uninterruptible”, which powers up should your power source be compromised. The most popular backup power solution for home and small office use is the "plug-and-play" UPS, which is available in varying sizes and capacities. Depending on the model you choose, a UPS can power a computer for a few minutes (to save your data) or up to a few hours, allowing you to carry on working or playing or watching your favorite TV program. Simply plug it into the wall plug and then plug your computer into the UPS and continue working or playing. The battery inside the UPS will charge while the electricity is on. When the electricity goes off, your computer (or TV, DSTV, light, etc.) will be powered by the battery in the UPS. Depending on the model you purchase, you could have an uptime of between 4 – 6 hours. Computer Mania stocks a wide selection of UPS backup power supplies. Our in-store technical specialists can answer all your questions and assist you in finding the best solution for your requirements.
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