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Ups- Uninterrupted Power Supply Where Do I Use This?

Many people purchase an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect electronics. Before I get started, I like to clarify what a UPS is: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that allows a computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost.

Before we discuss the issues related to voltage irregularity, let’s figure out what a UPS is and how it works. A UPS is a device that provides consistent backup power during inconsistent power issues. The UPS can protect both data and the computer equipment connected to it by stabilizing the voltage passing through. A UPS comes in a vary range of sizes and models that target different types of equipment. Some of these include the UPS itself, Surge suppressor, and SPS. Knowing the right one to use is essential and necessary for the protection of the equipment you use.


Traditionally, a UPS is only used primarily for computers, but now there are other instances where you might use a UPS. Check out the list below for five uses (some are uncommon) for a UPS.

  • Computers

Like I wrote earlier, a very common place to find out a UPS is with a computer. It protects the data on the computer from being lost if the power goes out. If you have a UPS with voltage regulation (power cleaning), make it also ensures that the computer has a consistent voltage supplied to it – extending the life of the computer.

  • Plasma and LCD Televisions

The latest Plasma and LCD televisions are sensitive to the voltage supplied to them. A UPS with voltage regulation is recommended to protect the sensitive electronics from variations in the voltage supplied. They are susceptible to burnouts (when the voltage lost suddenly) and a UPS can protect them from it.

  • Cordless Phone

Today’s people have cordless phones in their home. The biggest issue with them though is that when the power goes off, they just don’t work. They require power to the base to operate. Having the base plugged into the UPS provides you enough time to call if there is an emergency, or order a pizza.

  • Alarm Clocks or anything with Battery Backup

You probably have an alarm clock at home that has battery backup. Now, I applaud this as a great idea, though there is only single problem: each time the power has gone out for me, the 9V battery in the alarm clock has been dead. Regardless how many times I change the battery; the result is always the same. So, I have plugged in a UPS to my alarm clock – the power can be off for days and I still get to know the right time.


  • Fish Aquarium Pump

Now, this might be the weirdest thing on the list, but listen me out. On most aquarium pumps, if the power goes out, they are not able to filter the water until and unless some water is poured into them. If you fail to notice that the pump isn’t circulating the water for a few hours, you can expect your fish tank to be green and dirty. Having a UPS connected to the fish aquarium pump can relieve you from the task of cleaning the tank.