Backup Generator or UPS for Your Business? A Look at the Pros and Cons
For many businesses, even a relatively short power outage can be disruptive, so you may want to get a generator or an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system to reduce your risk. Generators are easily obtained and come in a variety of types, but can also be noisy and require regular maintenance. UPS systems are essentially giant batteries, and they’re great for facilities that must maintain power at all times, but they’re also costly and complex. Some people prefer to go with a hybrid system that uses both UPS and a generator.
- A business needs a backup plan for power in areas where power failures are common and the two more prominent options is a UPS or generator.
- Backup generators use diesel or propane to generate power and they can come in various sizes. Some are small enough for just some appliances while some are large.
- One of the cons of backup generators is that there is a lag of thirty seconds between the power going on and the generator starting. Also, it emits noise.
“Whether your business relies on computers alone or complex machinery, it cannot operate without power.”