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Power Backup Systems Explained

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:58:59 AM Africa/Johannesburg

Power Backup Systems Explained

Make Power Backup Solutions Work for You.

The loadshedding that we’ve been experiencing over the last few months can be quite frustrating. If you’re one of the many people who are having Eskom power cuts in your area, you’re probably not too happy right now. It’s not just the inconvenience of it that is the problem, but the fact that you don’t know when the power is going to go out next. This can be quite stressful, especially if you have to get things done at the time of the power cuts. There are, however, a few ways you can get around this. If you are having loadshedding in your area, you don’t have to sit there in the dark twiddling your thumbs, waiting for Eskom to turn the power back on. There are some things you can do to get around this.

UPS, Inverters and Generators

With a large variety of power backup systems for a wide variety of industries and applications, it becomes a difficult task to understand which one will be most suitable for you. This blog will look at different power backup systems from smaller UPS, inverters, and generators. But most importantly, we'll look at how we can provide a solution for your backup power needs.

A complete overview of our power backup systems and solutions will help you decide which one is the best fit for you.

A good simple power backup system (Which includes a battery) for a small house would be our RCT Mega power trolley. It is more than capable of running your TV, DSTV decoder, and Wi-Fi router for the duration of lockdown. You can even run a small fan on it during the summer months to keep yourself cool the summer months

A well-designed power backup system will be expandable. Meaning that you always add more capacity (batteries) to it easily without breaking the bank with more complicated systems.

A generator is also part of a power backup system because sometimes at extreme scales, an inverter + battery backup is too expensive and a generator makes more sense, it might be less eco-friendly, but it makes more financial sense to move in that direction.

Power backup systems that use solar energy are a great way to ensure that you keep the lights on at your house. Many people like solar energy because it is clean and environmentally friendly, but these power backup systems can be even more beneficial to those who live in areas that experience long-term power outages. These systems will keep the lights on for extended periods without power. 

Comparatively, Lithium Batteries are more expensive, but they have higher cycle counts some lithium batteries have a warranty that lasts 10 years and you can run them down to 0% without damaging the battery while being within its warranty parameters. You can also pull more power from lithium batteries without damaging them.

While most power backup systems out there today come with Lead Acid (LA) batteries, these batteries are cheap and have a low cycle count meaning that with daily use, they would only last a year or two before they need replacing. Another downside of Lead Acid batteries is that if you want them to last a long time, then you can only use 50% of their available capacity at a time. 

Visit our website or speak to our specialized agent that will be able to guide you to find the right solution. 

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