Lets Talk About Power

This isn’t going to be the typical power talk that you are used too,
this power talk is going to be about when the lights go out.
When power is lost computers and equipment will shutdown “ungracefully”.
This process can cause data loss and possibly hardware issues.
Power restoration causes an entire new set of issues.
When power is restored after an outage the typical event that occurs is a power surge;
power re-entering the lines and continuing onto equipment.
This is the #1 cause of power related hardware failure.
A lot of people do not know their options when it comes to regulating power,
there are many differences between
A power strip, surge suppressor and battery backup,I am here to explain them all to you and how they function.

What is a Power Strip?
A power strip is one of the most common things you will see when plugging in your devices; it splits up one power source into multiple outlets. The main issue with this is in the event of a power surge or a lighting strike, the surge will be transferred to all electronic devices that are plugged into the power strip. This event can cause damage and more than likely render them useless.

What is a Surge Suppressor?
A surge suppressor is similar to a power strip in the aspect that it splits up one power source into multiple outlets but the biggest advantage to the surge suppressor that the power strips lacks is its ability to regulate a power surge in the event it happens. It will turn off the strip so that it protects your electronics, you might lose any unsaved information but that is better than losing all of your information.

What is Battery Backup?

Battery backup is one of the most important things to have for your business. If you have a power outage the battery backup will automatically turn on and keep your server or computer on from anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on what battery backup you choose. Even if you get a 30 minute power time it allows you to save anything you are working on and safely shut down your computer or server, this could save you big bucks in the long run.

If you would like more information on which of these would most greatly benefit your business, call our office today and we would love to go over your options and get a quote.