Power Information

Common Power Problems

Power FAQs

Power Information

Normal AC power will be a “clean” sine wave. Any deviations of the sine wave, commonly called power problems, could interrupt the operation of your critical equipment. If the power problem is severe enough or lasts long enough, damage to your equipment could occur.

Using a UPS ensures that the power provided to your critical systems is clean, safeguarding your products and processes, both of which can suffer damage as a result of "dirty" power. Use of a UPS can also eliminate scrap, damage, and system instability caused by the impact of power problems on industrial controls and the equipment they are responsible for.

To help understand power problems, here is an overview of common power problems and their consequences, and how they can be avoided.