Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS is an electronic component that functions as a backup storage for electricity or energy. In practice, UPS is more often used as an additional power supply for PCs. UPS itself is very different from PSU, where the PSU works to connect electricity directly (without battery backup).
Is UPS installation required? If you really have an additional budget, you should add this component as a medium for conducting electricity for the PC. There are several benefits that will be obtained when we install a UPS for a PC. Anything, huh?
Prevent the PC from turning off suddenly when there is a power outage
UPS has long been used in the industrial world as a backup energy source when electricity is experiencing problems. However, actually no one knows the history of making UPS because almost all electrical scientists can make concepts and theories about the function of energy storage in batteries.
Well, the PC is an electronic device that is very vulnerable to electrical interference. If the power suddenly goes out, the PC will immediately turn off and this can affect the life of the components inside. This is where the UPS is needed as a backup energy source connected to the PC, so that the PC will not turn off suddenly when the power goes out.
Prevents corruption on the HDD and gives us time to save data
Reported by DataNumen, HDD and SSD can be damaged when the electric current goes out suddenly. In fact, the most annoying thing is when we have a lot of work and ready to be saved, we haven’t had time to do it due to a power outage. Well, using a UPS will prevent these two things from happening.
Using a UPS with the right power will make the components in your PC last longer when there are frequent power outages in your area. At least, we will be given a few minutes to save the work files and turn off the PC completely through the correct procedure.
Reduce the risk of short circuit
Maybe accidentally the power plug from the outlet where we often get bumped and loose. Well, this kind of thing can also make the PC shut down suddenly and even increase the risk of a short circuit. By installing a UPS, the PC devices that we use will still have a stable electricity supply.
The stability of the flow of electricity is what will prevent a short circuit that can result in worse, namely fire. So, use a good quality UPS to prevent bad things from happening, such as short circuits and fires. Oh, yes, also adjust the UPS power capacity to the total electricity demand for your PC.
Maintain the durability of electronic goods
The electronic components in the PC may experience errors or damage when the electric current is unstable. Well, to overcome this, you can use a UPS. According to the Guiding Tech page, UPS can prevent PC damage due to voltage spikes that usually occur when there is a lightning strike at home.
Electronic goods that are hit by lightning are certain to be damaged and may cost quite a bit to repair. In this case, actually UPS can also be used for other household electronic devices. You just need to adjust the type and power capacity of the UPS with the electronic components at home.
Reduce financial losses due to electrical instability
Ups and downs in electricity voltage can cause electricity costs to swell. Well, there’s nothing wrong with using a UPS to prevent the instability of the power supply entering the PC or other electronic equipment. This is needed for those of you who use a PC with high specifications.
The higher the specifications of a PC, the greater the electrical power required. High-end VGAs, such as the RTX 3090 Ti, may have more power than 1/2 PK AC. To minimize the risk of wasting electricity costs, installing a UPS on a PC is necessary and it can help control electricity bills in your home.