How to select the right server UPS

Not all backup power UPSs are created equal. We’re here to help with your power needs today and tomorrow, and to ensure you purchase the right uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to meet your short and long-term needs. 

What features to look for in a server UPS

What features should you look for in a server class UPS  system when planning for the future? Not all uninterruptible power supply (UPSs) are created equal. A desktop UPS is good for protecting your desktop but may not be able to handle larger equipment loads.

Since equipment is frequently added, you may run the risk of overloading your UPS system. However, with a server-class UPS, you can accurately determine how much equipment can be added based on the load percentage information displaced on the LCD menu or through a web card.


Maximize runtime with batteries

As your equipment load goes up, so does your battery usage. So, choose a UPS battery backup that can accept external battery modules. These provide extra stored energy for longer runtime. And since batteries are simply stored energy, adding more of them will not increase capacity. One more reason to plan for future growth and buy the right size UPS upfront.

Load segments for easier IT management

Boost runtime by better managing equipment shutdown. By using a UPS system with load segments, you can turn off non-critical devices to extend runtime and remotely cycle power to frozen servers and switches for easier IT management.

Keep these criteria in mind and you’ll choose the right UPS for your needs. 


All the advice you need.

For more advice on selecting the right server class UPS, checkout our UPS fundamental handbook.