UPS How to Choose a UPS

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UPS Selection
The UPS model you should choose has a lot to do with the problems you need the UPS to address. The most basic factors for selecting a UPS model include power quality requirements, the size of the load to be powered and the length of time the UPS battery support will be needed once utility power goes out.

Less Space
SL-350 uses lithium ion battery technology to achieve a 200 watt UPS in an ultra slim chassis measuring only 1.25 inches high. This package is great for installation in areas where a UPS has previously been impractical; such as digital signage, kiosks, podiums and small AV cabinets.

More Economical
Line Interactive KIN-1000RM  fits in a single rack space and regulates utility line voltage under normal operating conditions. It switches to battery only when utility power fails. By changing output taps on a voltage buck-boost transformer, the KIN-1000RM can compensate for line voltage that is above or below desired levels. This voltage regulation reduces potential battery use and provides improved power for connected equipment.  This model also provides AC surge protection and up to 50dB of filtration against high frequency power line noise. See also the KIN-2200.

Better Power Quality
UPS double conversion, on line models in the SCV Series power connected equipment off the battery 100% of the time, preventing even slight voltage anomalies from reaching electronic gear. Further, these units have a 0.90 power factor, meaning they're highly efficient. Power efficiency is of increasingly greater value as guidelines from trade organizations such as infoComm and the US Green Building Council stress the importance of resource management.