How UPS Protects Against Winter Storms

December 30, 2016

By Paula Bernier - Executive Editor, TMC

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

You may recognize this quote as the motto of the U.S. Postal Service. You can find it inscribed on New York’s James Farley Post Office.

However, the same cannot be said for our power companies. Indeed, storms with ice, heavy snow, and high winds can wreak havoc on power lines, causing local or even widespread outages. And while many power companies are doing their best to keep things up and running, that’s not always possible.

Just take a look at what’s happening in Boston this week.

According to reports, 1,267 Boston area customers were without power following a winter storm. And high winds are expected to continue for Boston and the surrounding area, with gusts from 20 to 34 miles per hour forecast for today.

The good news, however, is that you can take steps to protect yourself and your business from crippling power outages. You can do that by investing in good power protection and UPS systems that allow for continued operation, or a safe shutdown if it becomes necessary.

Minuteman Power Technologies (News - Alert) is among the companies that provide UPS solutions. The company offers a broad portfolio of offerings in this realm. They address everything from keeping cloud services up and running, to providing backup for computer, distributed antenna, telephony, and video systems, and much more.

That includes the Entrepid Series UPS solutions, which feature automatic voltage regulation compliance, spike and surge protection, and battery backup. It also includes the PRO-RT Series, a value-priced but feature-rich solution with line-interactive technology that preserves battery power by providing voltage regulation during sags and surges. This solution is appropriate for servers, telecom, and VoIP applications. Of course, this is just a small sampling of what Minuteman has to offer. For more information, visit http://www.minutemanups.com.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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