On the surface, choosing an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for your organization's server room may seem like a simple task, but like many IT tasks, the devil is in the details. In this I-T Dojo video, I discuss the following five tips that will help you choose the right uninterruptible power supply for your environment:
- Count your output connections.
- Consider using battery packs instead of moving to a higher-end UPS unit.
- Make sure you measure.
- Create a separate power circuit or branch.
- Plan for an outage.
After watching the video, you can learn more about how to choose a UPS by reading Paul Mah's article, "Practical tips for setting up a UPS"--the basis for this video.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.