Business Technology

How to Pick the Right UPS for your Business

Technology Overview

Storms and power outages happen quite often in Malta, Intercomp can help home and business users to stay connected and productive with the right UPS solution.

The increase in the frequency of severe weather means that power disruptions pose a growing threat to equipment and data within businesses and home offices. Many livelihoods depend on a constant supply of electrical power. Even a temporary stoppage of power can lead to inconvenience, decreased productivity, loss of data, and business interruption. Preparation for power outages does not need to be expensive or complicated because a wide range of affordable Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) solutions provide equipment with safe, reliable power, protecting investments and data.

A UPS system can act as an insurance policy, protecting and securing electronic device data during power outages. UPS devices offer reliable power protection for high performance computer systems, routers/modems, smart TVs and appliances, gaming consoles, and other electronics.


Energy efficiency

Some UPS devices offer “green” features such as power saving outlets that automatically turn off idle peripherals. A high efficiency charging system and an automatic voltage regulator within certain UPS devices also help reduce power consumption, which is ideal for cost-conscious home office professionals.



A “load” refers to the number of devices (and the rate at which they consume power) connected to the UPS. If the user plans to connect a multitude of devices, a UPS with more battery storage capacity is recommended.


Size and weight

Some UPS designs targeted for the home market are optimized for larger loads and are overkill when keeping something like a modem, router, or a phone charger alive during power glitches. Choosing a form factor that fits your particular requirement will help assure that your investment meets expectations.


Storage medium

The batteries inside of the UPS are the components that provide the power when the lights go out. Consumers have choices in both battery size and battery types. Most UPSs that populate homes and small offices contain lead acid batteries. However, lithium-ion batteries are quickly growing in popularity, and they offer lower cost and smaller footprint options in certain cases.



Home UPSs can also act as important enablers of home network remote management and availability. In fact, some home UPSs are capable of monitoring a network connection and automatically cycling power to a smart outlet to reboot a hung modem or router. Users no longer need to be at home to physically unplug and restart the frozen device.

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