What Are Surge Protector Joules and How Many Do I Need?

Among the factors to consider when choosing a surge protector—how many outlets, the optimal cord length and options such as protection for a coaxial cable connection—perhaps the most important factor is the surge protector’s joule rating.


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Pure Sine Wave vs. Modified Sine Wave

In regard to output waveform, two types of UPS systems exist—the kind that produce a pure sine wave and the kind that produce a stepped approximation of a sine wave, also known as a...

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7 Solutions for Powering, Protecting and Controlling Your Video Surveillance System

Video surveillance is big business. A March 2017 report published by MarketsandMarkets, an international market research firm that serves 1,700 Fortune organizations worldwide, values the video...

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Tags: UPS Systems, Cables & Connectivity, Server Racks, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), KVM Switch, KVM Switches, Video Surveillance, Security, Video Camera

E-Rate: How School Districts Can Benefit

Did you know funding opportunities are available for school districts seeking to bridge the technology gap and meet the needs of digital learning in the 21st century? Also known as E-Rate, it is...

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Tags: UPS Systems, Cables & Connectivity, Server Racks, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Government, E-Rate, Erate

Inverter/Charger vs. UPS System.. which should I use to backup my sump pump?

The Power Inverter/Charger is the heart of a sump pump battery backup system, and is responsible for three important jobs:

  1. Charging the batteries and keeping them fully charged at all...
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5 Questions to Consider When Choosing a UPS System

Choosing the right UPS System can be a daunting task for even the most knowledgeable IT professional. Here are five basic questions you should ask to give you peace of mind knowing you made the...

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Bypass Systems Ensure Uptime During UPS Maintenance Calls

You’ve just purchased a UPS service contract and are now breathing a sigh of relief that if your UPS goes down, you’re covered for even a catastrophic failure. Well, you may want to take another...

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Tags: UPS Systems, Data Center, Power Management, Eliminate Service Calls, Hidden Costs of UPS Service and Maintenance Calls, UPS Maintenance, UPS Service

Why Hot-Swap Capability is Key to Zero Network Downtime

In the past, UPS repairs or maintenance were often a big headache for IT departments with UPS Systems that were non-modular and hardwired making them time-consuming to repair. An off-site...

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The Importance of Power Protection for Office Workstations

Everyone recognizes the importance of backing up the data center, but overlooking the workstation is an all-too-common mistake. Office workers’ productivity depends on the smooth operation of...

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Tags: Surge Protectors, UPS Systems, Education, Government

Eliminate Downtime and Save Money with UPS Preventive Maintenance

Why do you need UPS Preventive Maintenance? A UPS Preventive Maintenance Service is one of the most cost-effective ways to protect your business. It increases your return on your power protection...

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Line-interactive vs On-line Network UPS Systems and Which Should You Choose?

The two main types of UPS operation (known as the UPS system’s topology) used in Network/Server UPS Systems are line-interactive and on-line. At the most basic level, line-interactive UPS systems...

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