Why is an Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS Necessary?


Voltage surges or unexpected fluctuations in voltage, blackouts, and brownouts can have adverse effects on the life of equipment that runs on electricity; they can short-circuit, burn-out or result in component malfunction and loss of valuable data. An uninterruptible power supply system (UPS) protects electrical equipment from known problems in power supply. It ensures that equipment receives steady voltage, maximising lifespan and operating function.

UPS act as buffers against power disruptions and provide battery backup in the event of the power going out. This is important for all applications whether a home office, business, industrial or critical application such as on mine sites, medical, defence and marine. Fluctuations in voltage can damage equipment and cause disruption to work.

The sudden increase or decrease in voltage levels can cause components in electrical and electronic equipment to fail. In certain equipment, such sensitive components, this can be catastrophic. A UPS system will protect your sensitive equipment through an AVR (automatic voltage regulator).

Backup & Stay Connected

Power outages are a common problem around the world and when there’s a blackout, businesses and homeowners are both affected. Businesses cannot operate, resulting in a loss of revenue and home users cannot continue to work or be connected remotely.

A UPS provides temporary backup power, so that you can continue with your everyday tasks at home, even if it is simply accessing the internet, and businesses can keep operating smoothly and ensure equipment is shut down safely.

A Good Investment

At Power Shield we have UPSs for all applications and for every budget. Compared to the expense of downtime, loss of data and worse – damage to equipment, a UPS is a sound investment that can quickly outweigh the initial cost.

Check our our UPS Facts for more information.

Why Purchase an Australian Uninterruptible Power Supply

There’s no denying the fact that electricity has made our lives better and almost everything we do, from running our businesses to performing everyday chores at home depend on a constant supply of electricity. Every household has electrical appliances that serve an important function, whereas businesses utilize computing and network systems to deliver goods and services to customers.

Now, what would happen if the power goes out all of a sudden? Not only will everything be disrupted, but our equipment might be damaged in the process. Power outages, voltage fluctuations, and brownouts are quite common in Australia, so you need to buy a UPS system that is designed according to the region such as the one manufactured by Power Shield. Here are a few reasons why an Australian UPS is required.

·        Power Outages are Common in Australia

Unless you have been living under a rock, you might be aware that on 16th January 2007, more than 200,000 people were affected by a total power blackout in Victoria. In 2010 on 30th of January, the power went out for 10 hours after lightning struck some power transmission lines. Hence, buying an Australian UPS has become a necessity.

·        Compliance with the Australian Market

Australian UPS systems like the ones produced by Power Shield are designed according to the electrical specifications and requirements of Australia, whereas other Australian manufacturers follow the specifications of the European and American markets.

All the sockets present in the UPS conform to the necessary Australian specifications. Furthermore, in the Australian UPS industry, Power Shield UPS systems possess the highest surge rating.

·        Inexpensive when Compared

As compared to other UPS brands, Power Shield UPS systems are affordable and they offer the same features at lower price. This makes them an excellent investment for your home or business.

·        Get a Warranty

UPS systems are often quite expensive to repair and replace; hence, it’s better to get one with a warranty period. Power Shield UPS systems come with a standard warranty period of 2 years. Additionally, you can also purchase an extended warranty. The surge boards also receive a free replacement if they develop a fault.

·        Easy to Install

Australian UPS systems are generally easy to install and use, especially the ones provided by Power Shield are simple plug-and-play devices. You can also replace their batteries conveniently.

If you are considering buying an Australian UPS for home or business, purchase a UPS designed and manufactured according to the requirements, specifications, and conditions of the region. Power Shield is Australia’s largest UPS manufacturer and is aimed at providing reliable, efficient, and clean quality power to its customers. For more information regarding our UPS systems, you can contact us via email or call us at 1300 305 393.

Get More Out of Your WIFI by Plugging in a DC Mini UPS

When the power suddenly goes out at home one of the first realisations in a modern household is that you have lost WIFI access.

The lower end of the fallout of no power means simply that everyone is cut off from using the internet. If you were in the middle of uploading or downloading something, or sending an email, this can be inconvenient. If you have children their frustrations will become quickly evident!

On the higher end of the scale, if your telecommunications are reliant on the NBN you will be without phone access. In an emergency, this could have severe consequences.

In the event of a long-term power outage there isn’t a lot you can do to preserve your internet access but by simply plugging in a small UPS device, you can buy yourself a couple of hours on average. This will give you time with mobile devices to finish what you were doing online or give the kids some extended youtube time!

The PowerShield DC Mini UPS is a unique, simple product that has been designed to handle small power devices such as modems and routers. Recently, Australian Computer Magazine voted the product their Recommended Product and gave it 4 out of 5 stars in their rating.

“While just about any device can be plugged into a UPS, it’s not a very efficient way to handle small power users such as a modem or router. The PowerShield DC Mini takes a different approach – just aiming to provide UPS functionality for 12V devices.” (APC Magazine, August 2017).


For more information on the DC Mini view the product details here and  locate your local PowerShield distributor to purchase one!

Proudly Supporting Backpack Bed for Homeless

PowerShield are pleased to be supporting Backpack Bed for Homeless – a national Australian charity that has designed and produced their lifesaving Backpack Bed.

MANY people know that Power Shield is ideal for protecting critical office IT systems from power surges, brownouts and other electrical system issues. We are an Australian power protection company specialising in developing and providing Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS Supply) and power filtration products specifically for the Australian market.

In supporting Backpack Bed for Homeless, Power Shield have taken protecting to another level by stepping in to also help protect vulnerable street sleeping homeless people through a UPS partnership with national charity Backpack Bed for Homeless.

Every night in Australia thousands of street sleeping homeless people are protected by the emergency all-weather Backpack Bed. Everyday Power Shield provides the electrical CPU protection to ensure this vital work can continue unimpeded.

The reliance on information technology is critical for the small team of four staff at Backpack Bed for Homeless. The additional productivity from highly integrated IT systems at Backpack Beds allows the national charity to significantly lower the costs of delivering services to over 550 homeless agencies in Australia alone.

Backpack Bed for Homeless CEO Tony Clark, a former IT entrepreneur, said supply chain costs for charitable organisations were substantially reduced by the pro-bono contributions of important corporate sponsors such as Power Shield.

“The recent technical support to us from Power Shield was equivalent to providing a large number of Backpack Beds to people sleeping rough on the streets,” he said.

Power Shield Director of Sales and Marketing, Malcolm Levin, said providing expert assistance to Backpack Beds was an ideal way of giving back to the community.

To find out more about our products and how they can support your office visit powershield.com.au.

You can find out more about Backpack Bed for Homeless at:

BackpackBed.org   or

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