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CyberPower UPS Battery and Component

A battery backup, or an uninterruptible power supply, is used to provide electrical energy to crucial desktop hardware gadgets. In most cases, these pieces of hardware include the computer monitor and the main CPU housing. However, more devices can be plugged into the UPS for backup energy depending on the number of ports on the UPS.

What Does a UPS look like and where is it placed?

UPS devices come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Most commonly, however, they are rectangular freestanding devices that are supposed to be placed on the floor next to the PC. CyberPower battery backups always sit between the components of the PC system and the utility electrical supply. Put simply, desktop hardware devices and other accessories are plugged into the battery backup, which in turn plugs into the wall. UPS devices feel heavy due to the many batteries placed inside.

How do CyberPower UPS Batteries work?

Average sets of desktop hardware require 120 volts AC that oscillates at 60 Hertz. While it is built to tolerate slight differences from this requirement, a considerable deviation would render the hardware’s power supply ineffective. The battery backup is built to produce DC energy, which the inverter will turn back into the 120-volt AC energy that your PC requires. A UPS protects the hardware devices from four energy problems:

  • Voltage surges and spikes: These occur when the electrical energy running from the socket wall is greater than expected.
  • Voltage sags: Voltage sags occur when the electrical energy running from the socket wall is less than it should be.
  • Total power failure: Power failures often occur when a fuse blows on the power grid or the line you are connected to goes is interrupted.
  • Frequency differences: This is when the electrical current oscillates at a frequency other than the expected 60 Hertz.
What are the most common types of UPS systems used in the United States?

The two most common UPS systems in the U.S. are continuous UPS systems and standby UPS systems. In a continuous UPS system, the PC is set to always run off the battery current while the battery is constantly being recharged. Once the electrical transmission fails, the battery starts providing energy to the inverter. In a standby UPS system, the PC runs on the normal utility electricity until a problem is detected. At that point, the UPS turns on the power inverter and runs the PC off the battery’s electricity.

How can a UPS help a desktop user?

A UPS for your desktop hardware offers three services. It can:

  • Condition the AC current.
  • Reduce spikes and noise that can damage your computer.
  • Provide your computer with electrical energy once the electrical line you are connected to fails.
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