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:

  1. Count your output connections.
  2. Consider using battery packs instead of moving to a higher-end UPS unit.
  3. Make sure you measure.
  4. Create a separate power circuit or branch.
  5. 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.