Grid Power is No Better for Electronics than Unfiltered Tap Water is for Human Consumption

Filter Your Grid Power With Battery Backup Power

It was late 2008 in Southwestern Oklahoma. A rural natural gas utility company was in the middle of modernizing its offices and equipment. The utility was attempting to reduce costs by leveraging below average rural labor expenses, cloud based technology, and up to date computers and software to double the productivity of each employee. What had worked in Silicon Valley and Southern California was not working in Oklahoma, but it wasn’t for the reasons most would initially have suspected. The employees were all more capable, willing to work, and accepting of new technology than those elsewhere in the country.

No matter what computer manufacturer the utility purchased its workstations from, they would only last 6 months on average. The VPN and all other internet based connections would periodically drop out throughout the work day. New VOIP phones and devices proved to be unreliable. Any new energy efficient Active PFC or Energy Star electronic device would fail within 12 months. Two rumors began to spread around suggesting that the offices were cursed and that electronics just weren’t built like they used to be. Both rumors ended up being true.

It turned out that the offices were (and actually most of the country is) cursed with transients, power outages, brown outs, voltage issues, and other nasty undesirables that accompany a 100% reliance on unfiltered grid power. Older non-energy efficient electronics weren’t as sensitive to all these issues and as newer electronics started to replace ancient equipment, failure rates went up. Newer electronics optimize A/C power as it comes in sine wave form. When the sine wave isn’t perfect or is constantly disrupted, performance will suffer.

After watching the lights flicker periodically throughout the work day while visiting a problem office, the IT director of the utility company ordered line interactive pure sine wave uninterruptible power supplies (UPS’) for all the equipment. It was a costly upfront purchase, but after the uninterruptible power supplies were installed, equipment failure rates dropped to near zero. Since the line interactive pure sine wave uninterruptible power supplies were installed 2009, none of the computers, routers, POE switches, TVs, VOIP devices, or other electronics have failed. Repair costs, IT costs, and employee idle time due to equipment related failures have all decreased dramatically. The company now has a policy that every electronic device essential to employee work is protected by a pure sine wave line interactive or online (double conversion) uninterruptible power supply.

Line interactive and online (double conversion) uninterruptible power supplies such as those sold by Battery Backup Power, Inc. (www.batterybackuppower.com) condition grid power in real-time while also providing temporary backup battery power for when complete power outages occur. It’s like sending the electrons from the power company to rehab and getting clean, strong, uniform electrons to the electronic(s) attached to the uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Getting constant clean power is even more important for laboratory, medical, high end manufacturing, or analytical equipment that carries out critical functions or makes precise calculations. For those with backup generators, all of the online (double conversion) uninterruptible power supplies sold by Battery Backup Power, Inc. (www.batterybackuppower.com) have a “Generator Mode” option built in that just needs to be turned on using the menu and buttons on the front of the uninterruptible power supply. This allows the UPS to accept power directly from a generator or generator on an automatic transfer switch. Most consumer uninterruptible supplies won’t work with generator power due to frequency fluctuations. Uninterruptible power supplies can be purchased in small sizes protecting single electronics or small groups of electronics like a computer and its monitor or in large sizes installed on a branch circuit protecting everything on that circuit in a particular building.

Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 SD 3D Printer

This is the Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 SD 3D Printer. It automatically corrects voltage problems that may damage or degrade the performance of your 3D printer and provides surge protection with temporary backup power for when power outages occur. This UPS is sized specifically for the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 SD and if fully charged at the time of an outage, it will run the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 SD 3D Printer for 10 minutes and 00 seconds on battery power. Additional add-on options include a single extra external battery cabinet which increases the run time to 30 minutes and 00 seconds or two extra external battery cabinets which increase the run time to 50 minutes and 00 seconds. This gives the user time to start up and direct connect a generator to the UPS, allow an automatic transfer switch to change to generator power, or safely power down the 3D printer.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet Back
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet Back

Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 HD 3D Printer

This is the Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 HD 3D Printer. It automatically corrects voltage problems that may damage or degrade the performance of your 3D printer and provides surge protection with temporary backup power for when power outages occur. This UPS is sized specifically for the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 HD and if fully charged at the time of an outage, it will run the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 HD 3D Printer for 10 minutes and 00 seconds on battery power. Additional add-on options include a single extra external battery cabinet which increases the run time to 30 minutes and 00 seconds or two extra external battery cabinets which increase the run time to 50 minutes and 00 seconds. This gives the user time to start up and direct connect a generator to the UPS, allow an automatic transfer switch to change to generator power, or safely power down the 3D printer.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet Back
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet Back
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet

Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 HD Plus 3D Printer

This is the Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 HD Plus 3D Printer. It automatically corrects voltage problems that may damage or degrade the performance of your 3D printer and provides surge protection with temporary backup power for when power outages occur. This UPS is sized specifically for the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 HD Plus and if fully charged at the time of an outage, it will run the 3D Systems ProJet 3510 HD Plus 3D Printer for 10 minutes and 00 seconds on battery power. Additional add-on options include a single extra external battery cabinet which increases the run time to 30 minutes and 00 seconds or two extra external battery cabinets which increase the run time to 50 minutes and 00 seconds. This gives the user time to start up and direct connect a generator to the UPS, allow an automatic transfer switch to change to generator power, or safely power down the 3D printer.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet Back
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet Back
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet

Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet 3500 HD Max 3D Printer

This is the Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet 3500 HD Max 3D Printer. It automatically corrects voltage problems that may damage or degrade the performance of your 3D printer and provides surge protection with temporary backup power for when power outages occur. This UPS is sized specifically for the 3D Systems ProJet 3500 HD Max and if fully charged at the time of an outage, it will run the 3D Systems ProJet 3500 HD Max 3D Printer for 10 minutes and 00 seconds on battery power. Additional add-on options include a single extra external battery cabinet which increases the run time to 30 minutes and 00 seconds or two extra external battery cabinets which increase the run time to 50 minutes and 00 seconds. This gives the user time to start up and direct connect a generator to the UPS, allow an automatic transfer switch to change to generator power, or safely power down the 3D printer.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet Back
Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the 3D Systems ProJet Back

Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Used To Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure

The Battery Backup Power, Inc. 900W uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is used by rural utility companies in the Midwest to condition power going to and offer surge protection for various IT systems. DSL modems, POE switches, dual WAN routers, workstations, VOIP ATA devices, VOIP phones, wireless access points, and many other electronics are protected by a number of Battery Backup Power, Inc. units. The Midwest suffers from dirty and unreliable power which wreaks havoc on sensitive electronics essential to keeping the United States’ critical infrastructure going. Before installing the pure sinewave industrial grade Battery Backup Power UPS units, one rural utility was replacing computer power supplies and various IT equipment on average every 2-6 months. Cheaper brand uninterruptible power supplies were tried at first, but didn’t last long after constant voltage drops, outages, and other power issues. “These Battery Backup Power units take the hits and keep on going”, said the IT director for one rural natural gas utility.

The CEO of Battery Backup Power, Inc. stated, “There are no fancy displays that reduce battery runtime and they don’t ship in colorful boxes. Instead, we focus our time and money on installing high quality reliable electronics and batteries inside each unit. We want our customers to be wowed by the reliability of our units rather than making them out of plastic and forming them to look like gaming computers.”

BBP-1500A-PSW-LI

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Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Used To Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure
Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Used To Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure
Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Used To Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure
Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Used To Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure

Battery Backup Power, Inc. UPS Allows Maximum Hard Drive Performance

A Battery Backup Power, Inc. BBP-1500A-PSW-LI protecting a Dell Precision post-production rig with Adobe Creative Cloud, Xeon CPU, Samsung 850 EVO SSD, and GeForce GTX Titan X GPU (825 watt power supply). Thanks to the clean and pure sine wave power output by the Battery Backup Power, Inc. uninterruptible power supply with abundant backup battery power time in the event of an outage, write caching on the SSD is enabled and the Windows write-cache buffer flushing is turned off, maximizing hard drive performance.

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Battery Backup Power 900 Watt UPS Protecting Dell Precision
Battery Backup Power 900 Watt UPS Protecting Dell Precision
Battery Backup Power 900 Watt UPS Protecting GeForce GTX Titan X
Battery Backup Power 900 Watt UPS Protecting GeForce GTX Titan X
Battery Backup Power UPS Allows Maximum Hard Drive Performance
Battery Backup Power UPS Allows Maximum Hard Drive Performance

UPS for the LulzBot TAZ 5 3D Printer

This is the Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the LulzBot TAZ 5 3D Printer. It automatically corrects voltage problems that may damage or degrade the performance of your 3D printer and provides surge protection with temporary backup power for when power outages occur. This UPS is sized specifically for the LulzBot TAZ 5 and if fully charged at the time of an outage, it will run the TAZ 5 for 6 minutes and 13 seconds on battery power. This gives the user time to start up a generator or safely power down the 3D printer.

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UPS for the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer

UPS for the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer

This is the Battery Backup Power, Inc. Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS for the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer. It automatically corrects voltage problems that may damage or degrade the performance of your 3D printer and provides surge protection with temporary backup power for when power outages occur. This UPS is sized specifically for the MakerBot Replicator Z18 and if fully charged at the time of an outage, it will run the Z18 for 11 minutes and 31 seconds on battery power. This gives the user time to start up a generator or safely power down the 3D printer.

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