Battery Backup Power, Inc. is now a sponsor of MotoAmerica. MotoAmerica is a professional motorcycle racing series sanctioned by the AMA and FIM. The goal of MotoAmerica is to reinvigorate motorcycle racing in North America. http://www.motoamerica.com/battery-backup-power
Battery Backup Power, Inc. was established by Ross Modglin and John Ross in late 2014 after Ross spent 10 years managing IT equipment and uninterruptible power supplies for over 1,000 devices in rural parts of the United States. Frustrated by prolonged power outages, constant voltage fluctuations, burned out equipment, and other power related issues that challenged his 99% IT up time requirement, Ross decided to build a UPS brand focused on extended run times, reliability, and durability.
Since uninterruptible power supplies came in many types (offline, line interactive, and online) and many output forms (square wave, simulated sine wave, pure sine wave, etc.), Ross wanted to create a brand that worked with every device you could think of to plug into it.
Battery Backup Power, Inc. was born offering only line interactive and online (double conversion) uninterruptible power supplies with pure sine wave output. Although admittedly Battery Backup Power, Inc. uninterruptible power supplies are not cheap due to the high cost parts they are built from, they will always work with your electronic device. No more worries about Active PFC or Energy Star 5.0 compatibility. To back this up, every Battery Backup Power, Inc. uninterruptible power supply (UPS) comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and a 2 year warranty.
Once upon a time, there was a Hitachi HI Vision 6500 ultrasound machine. It is still running strong to this day after a near disastrous power surge thanks to the built in fuse on the attached Battery Backup Power, Inc. uninterruptible power supply. A “cost effective” unlicensed and uninsured “electrician” working in another medical suite in the same building was blamed for accidentally causing the voltage to spike and then the power to go out. Luckily, the fuse in the uninterruptible power supply took the hit, preventing the need for a $15k to $60k replacement ultrasound machine.
The Vonage Quick Start Manual states “use of a surge protector is recommended”, but does not indicate what will happen if the power goes out and you need to call 911. Not much.
This is a common VOIP issue. Imagine you are in a severe rain storm or ice storm and the power is knocked out. Unlike older landlines, your VOIP phone system will go down unless your router, modem, VOIP adapter, and phones stay powered.
If you have a charged cell phone with good coverage, you may not have to worry about this issue. A good alternative would be to have an extended run time uninterruptible power supply (UPS) like the Battery Backup Power, Inc. 600 VA Line Interactive unit. Based on the average wattage of modems, routers, and VOIP adapters, it will power all of these devices for approximately 45 minutes automatically when a power outage occurs. Just plug the UPS into a wall socket and your modem, router, and VOIP adapter into the UPS. It will do the rest.
A Battery Backup Power, Inc. 1500 VA / 1050 Watt rack mount online (double conversion) pure sine wave uninterruptible power supply runs this cable modem, cable ATA, router, POE switch, 6 full color display POE enterprise VOIP phones, and 2 POE wireless access points for over 2 hours during a power outage. POE stands for Power Over Ethernet. When the power goes out, calls still come in, calls still go out, and calls don’t get dropped.
It was 05:27 a.m. on Monday morning and a car wreck down the street knocked out power to the Southern California office that housed the private cloud accounting and storage servers (1 physical machine and 2 virtual machines).
All of the Midwest office locations were opening in 33 minutes and would need access or have to turn customers away. The East Coast offices were already open. The closest IT staff member was over an hour and a half away due to typical Los Angeles traffic.
Luckily, the cable modem, router, switch, and server were backed up by a Battery Backup Power, Inc. 2000 VA / 1400 Watt rack mount online (double conversion) pure sine wave uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with 2 attached rack mount battery cabinets.