Uninterruptible Power Supplies - Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Configurations

Course Number: E-1009
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Steven E. Schroth, P.E.
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Overview

In Uninterruptible Power Supplies - Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Configurations , you'll learn ...

  • Why install a UPS?
  • Types of loads that require a UPS
  • How system reliability is defined
  • The types of UPS systems that are commercially available and their relative merits

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Length: 9 pages

Various factors should be considered when making a decision as to whether or not a UPS system must be installed. The types of electrical loads must be considered, as well as the appropriate amount of back-up time that is required for a safe and effective operational shutdown.

This course will examine the types of loads that should be placed on a UPS systems, as well as the types of UPS systems that are commercially available. The pros and cons of each type of UPS system will be discussed. Finally, we will cover the main types of batteries used with UPS systems. Battery life, hydrogen off-gassing, suitable operating environment and cost are all considerations when selecting batteries for back-up power.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Why install a UPS?
  • Types of loads that require a UPS
  • How system reliability is defined
  • The types of UPS systems that are commercially available and their relative merits
  • Considerations when specifying a UPS system
  • Types of batteries used with UPS systems and their pros and cons

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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