How to set UPSILON 2000 to send emails via Gmail


These are general steps to set up your UPSILON software to alert you via your gmail.

NOTE: This may require support from your IT provider.

Settings > Email

1. Tick Enable Email Warning
2. Fill In desired Sender Display Name
3. Fill in desired Sender Email address
4. Use for the SMTP Server Address
5. Use 465 for the SMTP Server Port
6. Tick Server Requires authentication
7. Select Setting

Figure 1


Settings > Email>Settings

1. Fill in desired your google account name
2. Use the Generated app password provided by Gmail NOTE – Your do not use your normal Gmail password
3. Tick Server Log on using Secure Password Authentication
4. Press OK
5. You will return to the screen (figure 1)
6. Select Test to verify email settings

upsilon setting up software with SW001 with email2

Figure 2


Generating a Gmail App Password

1. Go to App passwords (
2. You will need your normal Google credentials
3. On Select app drop down, scroll down to Other (Custom Name)
4. Type desired name – for example “UPS_1”
5. Select Generate
6. Copy password in Yellow box and paste into the Password in Settings>Email>Setting


Figure 3


If you have any other questions regarding setting up your UPSILON software please contact us

What can small businesses do to play their part in going greener?


There’s no denying we live in a world with too much waste, and we are all facing the real effects of climate change. At PSS we are playing our part to eliminate waste and become greener overall. These are the things we have made changes to recently:


    1. MSB and SSB packaging – our newest product (outdoor enclosures) uses the least amount of packaging and plastic yet; however, we still ensure safe and secure transportation – just avoiding huge waste of packaging.
    2. All stores have recycling facilities – All stores have an additional bin for recycling purposes to ensure the waste we do have is disposed of correctly. Staff are trained with the appropriate skills of discarding waste.
  1. We recycle all batteries – We recycle all batteries appropriately, recycling is an economical and environmental way to solve the problem of landfill and taking on a responsible stance.


  1. Try our best to minimise all plastic with orders – All storeman use the least amount of packaging when sending goods.


  1. Less paper overall – Moving into the generation of going green and understanding the need to participate in cleaning up the environment, we understand the small gestures that are so important; hence all invoices are sent via email at the close of every workday.


  1. Less local freight – we have increased storage facilities in all states to reduce local freight which reduces petrol and packaging and thus contributing to reducing our carbon footprint, all while helping customers save on freight costs.



Do you have any more tips for us? What are you doing to go greener in your workplace?

How to setup a server rack, successfully!

The steps below will take you through what to keep in mind when purchasing and setting up a server rack. We will go through where to keep it, what size to buy and useful accessories to consider.


Firstly, you need to consider your long-term placing of the server rack. At Redback Racks, all our floor standing racks come standard with castors and stabilising feet, it is always best practice to wheel your rack into a suitable position before setting up your equipment. Other things to keep in mind when deciding where to keep your rack include:

  • Accessibility
  • Heat
  • Noise

If you do not have access to a server room, you may want to consider an acoustic rack for noise reduction.


Now that you have found a place to keep your server rack you need to consider the size of the cabinet.

  • How much space do you have available?
  • How much equipment will you be storing in the rack?

To read more about selecting the correct size rack please click here.



The last thing to consider when purchasing and setting up your server rack is the accessories you need with it.

All Redback racks come standard with cage nuts, shelves and castors/stabilising feet for floor standing racks or wall mounting brackets for the wall mount units. Other accessories you may need to consider are:

  • Ventilation – keeping your equipment at optimum temperature may extend the life and assist it running. Our ventilations options include a range of fans, digital monitoring units and aircons.
  • Cable management – We’ll let these images do the talking of advantages of cable management

Cables messy vs organised with cable management



If you have any other questions in selecting the correct rack, please contact one of our friendly staff.

How to select the correct size server rack

At Redback racks, we liked to keep everything simple! When assisting our customers to select a rack, we ask these 3 questions:

  1. Height in RU
  2. Wall mount or floor standing?
  3. Depth?

These handy mouse pads are part of our promotional gear to assist customers.

Height in RU?

Server rack height is measured in rack units (RU), 1RU = 44.45mm.

Most racking equipment is also measured in RU, for example 1 x patch panel = 1 RU.

Add your equipment together to establish the RU of your rack.

If it is a large rack and a lot of heat generating equipment, you may want to add 1-2RU extra to allow for ventilation throughout the cabinet.


Wall mount or floor standing?

At Redback Racks our wall mount racks come in 6, 9, 12 and 18RU, floor standing come in 18,27 and 42RU.



Depth of most cabinets and equipment is measured in mm, standard depths of our cabinets are 450 and 600mm for the wall mount units and 600, 800mm & 1000mm in the floor standing units.

When selecting depth of your rack, be sure to look at the specs of your equipment to ensure it will fit.


Adding on from the questions above, all server racks are usually 19” internally and most equipment is compatible with this, 19” = 482.6mm

At Redback Racks we have the option of 600mm and 800mm externally and the internal width is standard 19″.

The difference between the 600 and 800mm wide is 100mm either side of the equipment to allow for cable management. These larger 800mm wide server racks are mostly used in larger cabinets, 42RU and above.

We hope this helped in selecting your cabinet size, if you have any other questions in please contact one of our friendly staff.

PSS is selected for multiple NDIS locations


PSS Distributors has been selected for various NDIS locations to provide battery back up to critical equipment with their UPS systems, proudly supporting the national disability Insurance scheme.

The specification of the NDIS asks for backup on 2 circuits for a total of 2 hours. PSS has used their GP range across all sites, the GP range is best known for its reliability, it is specifically designed with a Galvanic Isolation Transformer for the Medical industry. It can handle high and varying loads as well as large inrush current. The specification has been checked before installation by engineers and the NDIS, it has passed every time.

PSS keeps stock of our GP range nationwide to assist in quick roll out times for these projects. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Which UPS would be best for my CCTV system?

If you’d like to read about why we suggest you need a UPS for your CCTV system click here, if you’ve come from that article and you’d like to know which UPS system would be best for your CCTV system, we’ve got you… keep reading!!

We’re going to skip through all the technical lingo and get right down to the run times each UPS will provide your CCTV system.


We’ve made it easy for you by assuming the amount of camera’s, starting with the most common household setup, 4:



4 x camera & NVR (80 watts) 8 x camera & NVR (160 watts) 16 x camera & NVR (200 watts)
Eco-Alto 600va UPS for CCTV Camera Systems 35 28 16
Eco-Alto 800va UPS for CCTV Camera Systems 38 31 19
Eco-Alto 1000va UPS for CCTV Camera Systems 72 56 28
Eco-Alto 1400va UPS for CCTV Camera Systems 85 60 36
Eco-Alto 2200va UPS for CCTV Camera Systems 145 112 70

*All calculations are estimations only

*Calculations are based on standard cameras (10watts each) and NVR with 3T storage and a modem  (40watts).

*PTZ, temperature and Bullet or turret dome cameras have a higher load.


The Eco-range is our entry level product and could provide a long enough run time if a burglar were to turn the power off before attempting a break in.

If you’d like longer run times, we have a range designed for security cameras to achieve run times for up to 36 hours, you can read about our CamSecure range here.

For any other run times please visit or calculator or contact us and we will a happy to help.



What are the benefits of using an external manual Bypass on UPS installations?

Starting with the basics, what is an external manual Bypass?


An interlocking manual bypass is used to retain power to critical equipment during UPS downtime seamlessly.

In layman’s terms “Bypass” is to go around, in the context of a manual bypass used on UPS systems, the bypass allows the power to go around and isolate the UPS, which may be necessary in event of UPS downtime.

Below is a basic image demonstrating the use of an interlocking external manual bypass (if you’re require more technical info, please contact us)

UPS Bypass demonstration

In image 1 we see the UPS operating normally, image 2 demonstrates how the equipment would operate with the UPS in bypass, using an external Bypass.


What about the Bypass that is included with the UPS?


At PSS all of our online UPS come with an internal bypass :

  1. The bypass is internal
  2. The bypass is automatic

Australian standards state, for safety reasons, all manual bypasses need to be external to the UPS to isolate for service purposes.

Below are images showing the internal bypass.

  1. Position of the internal bypass
  2. The mimic clearly indicates if the UPS is Online or in bypass











So, what are the benefit of an external manual bypass over the internal bypass included with the UPS?


In Essence, not having an external manual bypass would be for the critical equipment to be switched of in the event of UPS downtime.

Corporations trust UPS systems on their most critical equipment, this is where the Interlocking external manual bypass allows seamless maintenance and repair on the UPS without any interruption to the critical equipment.


If you have any questions, please contact us 

Protect your CCTV equipment


…Our latest and greatest product!!!

PSS has created a product to fill a gap in the market, a product we haven’t quite seen anything like before.


What are the benefits of our CamSecure:

  1. Provides the highest level of protection CamSecure is an online unit, unlike most of it’s competitors which are line interactive (if that means nothing to you, you can read about line interactive vs online here).
  2. We have done all the hard work for you. Take the guess work or math calculations out of determining which UPS to use and refer to all our pre-established run time charts.
  3. CamSecure is specifically made for CCTV systems, meaning we can achieve run times of up to 36 hours.
  4. Tying into the point above, in doing this we can keep the cost low


We’ll let the numbers do the talking about why our CamSecure is superior…


  RUNTIMES in minutes         **runtimes are estimations only**
  NVR+4 Cameras NVR+8 Cameras NVR+16 Cameras NVR+32 Cameras NVR+64 Cameras
Cam1RT 141 101 61 25 10
Cam3RT 556 351 184 72 35
Cam5RT 966 621 351 152 66
Cam10RT 1736 1170 678 331 154
Cam14RT 2804 1874 1128 563 292
Cam36RT 5604 3750 2267 1205 363



Did we mention how sleek she looks??

For all enquiries and pricing please contact us


* Runtimes are an estimation only

* NVR represents a standard NVR and modem with true power consumption on 40W

* 1x Camera represents a standard IR camera with a true power consumption of 10W

* PTZ Cameras and Temperature monitoring cameras would have a true power consumption of 30W (3x Cam)

PSS Distributors Selected to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Program

PSS Distributors are proud to support Victoria Health in providing UPS systems for the current COVID-19 rollout.

Vic health have selected our Medi-X 5 to provide to support Medical refrigeration across various sites organised by the state government.

Our Medi-X 5 is an easy plug and play design, which assists the sites in a quick rollout. The unit comprises of a 2kva UPS, along with battery bank for extended run time. With this UPS the sites are seeing a back up time of up to 8.5hours.


Click here for further information on our Medi-X range 

Designed and manufactured in Australia, for Australia

Our IP range has been expanded by the inclusion of Australian made products. This was after realising the need to support and utilise local based companies whilst expanding our range to suit customers demands.

weatherproof aluminum Australian made data rack

We saw benefits to us manufacturing these custom-built racks with the main being the very quick turnaround time.  Our local manufacturers standard production time is 1.5 weeks + shipping. Fortunately shipping time is minimal being Australia to Australia (1 week maximum), as opposed to overseas produced products having at least a 3 month wait. This then allowed us to offer customers stock quicker and faster.

All data racks are powder coated with marine grade aluminum and are designed and made in Australia. Other features that come standard on our CA rack cabinets are:

  • Compatible with all 19” rack equipment
  • Polyurethane gasket on front door for reliable seal
  • Secure doors with 3-point locking system
  • Wall / pole mounted or floor standing
  • 2 x cable entry gland plates
  • Provision for fans and air vents
  • Adjustable 19 inch uprights
  • IP 66 rated

Weatherproof rack and available accessories

Options for our CA range include:

  • Fans
  • Air vents
  • Pole clamps
  • Plinth (standard for 18RU and higher)
  • Custom colours (examples of custom matte grey data rack below)


If you have any enquiries about a custom built rack please fill out this form and one of our friendly staff will get back to you.

UPS Topology – Line interactive vs Online double conversion

There are two main UPS topologies, line interactive and online double conversion. We are going to explain these and assist you to select which one would be best for your application.

This information is broken down into two parts; the layman definition, written by myself (I have a marketing and sales, non-technical background) and a technical definition, which we will be explained by our technical manager.

Layman definition

Line-interactive, the load is always running off the mains power, when the power is cut there is a short change-over time to the batteries (approx. 6ms) Line-interactive the power always go through and AVR and Surge protection before the load, thus the power is still being “cleaned”.

Online, the load is always running off the batteries, so we always have a controlled frequency (50Hz) and AC output (230V AC). There is no change over time with online for it is already on the batteries.

Overall, short change over does not affect most equipment (CCTV, basic computer equipment) , however online UPS is preferred for more expensive and sensitive equipment like servers and medical scanners.

Below is a diagram to demonstrate the difference between how a line interactive UPS “cleans the power” vs and online UPS. Please note if you are after a more technical diagram we do have this below.

comical description of line interactive vs online topology

Technical definition

Line-Interactive, during normal operation the mains supply is fed via an automatic voltage regulator (AVR) to feed the load. The AVR regulates the mains supply voltage, boosting if low or bucking if high. The mains supply is used to charge the batteries. When the AC goes out of the specified range, the load is switched to the inverter that draws its power from the batteries.

Online double conversion, converts the power twice, so during normal operation the mains supply is converted from AC to DC, the DC is then converted to AC that feeds the load. When the mains supply goes out of a specified range, there is no switching, and the UPS simply draws its power from the batteries.

image explaining line interactive vs online topology

Topology Comparison

Line Interactive Online Double Conversion
Normal Operation AVR supplies Load Inverter supplies load
Total Cost of Ownership Lower initial cost & Lower operating cost Higher initial cost                  & Higher operating cost                          (Energy & Heat generation)
Energy Efficiency during Normal Operation 96% – 98% 85% – 95%
Response to unstable or highly distorted mains supply Extreme voltage distortion can require frequent battery usage Accepts extreme voltage distortion without going to battery
Output Frequency regulation Output frequency varies within a range Output fixed to a configurable frequency


If you require any further assistance in selecting the correct UPS for your application, please contact one of our technicians 1300882447 or

Introducing our Air Conditioners for Commercial Data Cabinets.

Recognising a gap in our range of accessories for the Redback Rack, we have introduced commercial air conditioners.  This is a refrigeration product created for specialised use in communication cabinets.

The AC units are useful in applications where the environments cabinet internal temperature is above recommended operational temperature for sensitive electronic equipment. Examples of applications our aircons have been used include:

  • Rural UPS and battery cabinets
  • Server cabinets
  • Communication cabinets
  • Mine sites

Below is an example of one of our Redback Racks in the Pilbara WA, fitted with a 600W Redback Aircon. This example shows the external temperature at 46 degrees and the equipment internally maintaining a consistent temperature of 21 degrees.

outdoor rack with commercial aircon

The AC units are available in a range of different sizes, from 500watts to 5000watts. The size aircon required will depend on the application, considering variables such as the size of the data rack, heat produced by the equipment that you are storing, does the rack have a sunshield and environmental factors. If you need help selecting an aircon please call or email one of our friendly technical team and we will be able to assist.

Other features and advantages of the aircons are:

      • High reliability
      • High efficiency
      • Powerful cooling abilities
      • Adjustable perimeter settings
      • Emergency fan outputs
      • Self-inspection
      • Simple interface for better user experience

For more specifications, diagrams and information please review our PDF. (click here)

Why should you mount your equipment vertically in a data rack?

When selecting a data rack, once you know what size you need in terms of depth and RU, you have the option to mount your equipment horizontally or vertically.

Redback Racks have designed a series of specialty racks where you are able to mount your equipment vertically.



What are the advantages of mounting your equipment vertically?

Mounting your equipment vertically creates a smaller footprint, allowing the rack to fit into smaller more compact spaces.

Other features of our enclosed vertical racks VM.6904 and VM.6606 include:

  • Solid door and secure key –providing greater security
  • Cable entry (rear and top)
  • Earth studs
  • Cage nuts
  • Space to mount fans for ventilation
  • Holds up to 40kg

For more information on each of our vertical racks click the product code:

Does your vaccine fridge have a protocol in place for a power failure? 

Vaccine fridges are critical in maintaining the optimum temperature to keep vaccines safe for use. In line with all government policies and procedures a plan is needed to maintain these temperatures in the event of a power failure.

PSS Distributors have been providing UPS (uninterruptable power supplies) in the medical industry for over 25 years.

We have a full team of technical experts nationwide to assist with selecting the correct as well as nationwide distribution and quick delivery times.

Features of our Medi-X unit:

  • Provide immediate back up in the event of a power failure
  • Plug and play design, no sparky needed to connect
  • Can customise the unit and make to specifications, achieving up to 24 hours run time
  • 98% efficient while mains is present
  • Fast battery recharge time
  • Wall mountable or floor standing
  • Automatic voltage regulation with surge protection

For further information and pricing please call 1300 882 447 or email

Why is lithium-ion all the rage at the moment and is it worth it?

Why is lithium-ion all the rage at the moment and is it worth it?

If you’re new to batteries, or not so new but need some refreshing, let’s start with the batteries available and their advantages and disadvantages.

Looking at four types of UPS batteries:

  • Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA) / Valve Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA)
  • Advanced Lead-Carbon (ALC)
  • Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) 

Sealed Lead-Acid UPS Batteries 

These are the most common battery used when it comes to UPS systems. Over time they have shown to be reliable and the most cost-effective option. We commonly use sealed lead acid batteries which are also able to be moved and stored vertically or horizontally which suits various applications.

Cons of SLA batteries are their weight and size, so they are great in applications where size and weight are not an issue. 

Advanced Lead-Carbon UPS Batteries 

The accumulation of lead sulphate within a Sealed Lead-Acid battery due to partial charge and aging is often the cause of failure. Advanced lead-carbon (ALC) solves this by adding carbon to the negative plate and improving charge and discharge performance.

ALC batteries have the same cons with their weight and size. 

Nickel-Cadmium UPS Batteries  

This option used to be very popular and although they are used in some applications, they are no longer commonly used in UPS systems.

Advantages to Nickel-Cadmium batteries is the 20-years design life and the vast temperature range the batteries can operate in.

Cons of these batteries are the costs associated with the initial purchase and in disposing and recycling due to nickel and cadmium being toxic materials. 

Lithium Iron Phosphate UPS Batteries 

These batteries have been used for a number years in other devices and recently there has been a demand for lithium-ion in a UPS application. Advantages of Lithium-Ion batteries include their energy density, lighter weight, design life and the ability to charge more efficiently and in less time.

Cons of this option would be the cost, despite decrease costs recently they are still significantly more expensive than the VRLA option. Much like the Nickel-Cadmium batteries, there is a cost associated with disposal. There are issues with regards to transportation of Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries which could also have a significant impact on the disposal costs.

Overall, is it worth it?

That would depend on the individual application that is required, if weight and size are an issue and there is a larger budget available, they could be a viable option.

We have a large range of our UPS solutions that are compatible with lithium-ion batteries, for more information please contact us.

What is the Difference Between Square Wave and Pure Sine Wave Inverters?

What is the Difference Between Square Wave and Pure Sine Wave Inverters?

“Do you want get a Sine Wave Inverter or Square Wave Inverter?”

Perhaps, this is one of the most common questions you’ll get when you try to purchase a power inverter. So what’s an inverter anyway? The majority of household electrical appliances use an Alternating Current (AC) electricity. On the other hand, a battery stores Direct Current (DC) electricity. The main purpose of an inverter is to convert the DC electricity into AC electricity.

But when it comes to the basis of its circuits, an inverter converts DC current to either Square wave AC current or Sine wave AC current. The Sine wave inverter output is very similar to the AC current. In comparison with the Square wave output, the Sine wave output is purer; that’s also the reason why the term Pure Sine wave inverter exists.

To give you an idea of how the two currents look like, refer to the photo below:

One more important thing that you need to know is many household devices get heated up if you’ll use Square wave inverters. This is the reason why Square wave inverters are banned in some European countries. Other than that, we outlined a comparison chart between Sine wave inverters and Square wave inverters below to help you differentiate them better.

Comparison Chart: Square Wave Inverter vs. Sine Wave Inverter

List of Features Square Wave Inverter Sine Wave Inverter


Supported Appliances


Square wave inverters are usually used to support motors alone.

Sine wave inverters are used to support household appliances such as refrigerators ovens, computers, laptops, etc.

Overall Safety Level

Square wave inverters are less reliable and also unsafe to use for appliances. Sine inverters are highly safe to use.

Noise Interference

Square wave inverters produce a very loud noise when used. Sine wave inverters produce normal sound only.


Square wave inverters are less expensive than Sine wave inverters. Sine wave inverters are more expensive than Square wave inverters.

Furthermore, there’s another type of inverter that you can take advantage of. This one is called “Modified Sine Wave Inverter.” This type of inverter is better than the Square wave inverter and more affordable than the Sine wave inverter. A Modified Sine Converter can be utilised for simple systems, however, there are heaps of equipment that it cannot support. Some of these are the following:

  • Medical equipment (e.g. oxygen concentrators).
  • Some laptop computers.
  • Home Automation Systems.
  • Anything that has Silicon-controlled Rectifier (SCR).
  • Laser Printers.
  • Photocopiers.
  • Appliances with microprocessor controls.

If you are planning to purchase a Modified Sine wave inverter, it is highly recommended to go for the Sine wave inverter instead. As modern technology continues to rise, the cost of pure sine wave inverters is dramatically decreasing, making them more affordable and accessible in the global market.

Are you needing of a UPS and an inverter to support your equipment? At PSS Distributors, we are offering high-quality equipment and installation.

For sizing and costing, please visit our UPS calculator to see the best UPS for your needs

Why PSS Distributors?

To ensure you are choosing the right partnership for your next UPS project – you want a company that has proven themselves time and again and one who has previous experience with similar jobs, superior technical expertise and can offer the after sales support that you require.

So, Why PSS Distributors…

PSS Distributors has manufactured our own units since 1994, We have over 100 000 units in the market at present in 2 continents. Our technical expertise to design and manufacture the more difficult solutions has held us in good stead for 25 years.

A few of our more recognisable sites include:

  1. Toshiba CAT scans nation wide
  2. Avis Car Hire (2 x 60KVA)
  3. DHL (1 x 80KVA)
  4. BOC gases (1x 80KVA)
  5. Bunnings Warehouse (2000 x 600VA )
  6. NSW health
  7. Bosch
  8. Abbott Labs

We have designed and manufactured security power supply systems and have become the largest security power supply distributor in Australia, which include:

  1. Wall mount 4-24A in 12 and 24VDC
  2. Wall mount 4-25A in 24VAC
  3. Rack mount in DC and AC
  4. Battery backed up units

With over 40 years experience in power, innovative engineers, we have achieved what other UPS companies have turned away from, for example:

  1. Controlling a UPS to run on static switch to overcome large inrush currents and transferring back to inverter remotely when given the signal (CAT scans)
  2. Designing UPS with sleep mode to operate weeks after a power failure when needed (roller shutter doors)
  3. Manufacturing cost effective UPS systems with small inverters but large charges for very long battery back up (security cameras / telecommunications)
  4. Arranging UPS systems that convert single phase to 3 phase (lathes, power tools in workshops etc)
  5. Dedicated UPS systems to keep pumps on vaccine fridges running for hours.

How Long Does a UPS Battery Last For? 

“Well, how long is a piece of string?”

How long a battery will last for is the most frequently asked question by customers who are planning to purchase an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and there are many variables to consider.

The batteries we will be referring to is our standard sealed lead-acid UPS battery that comes with our UPS systems. 

Unlike the typical alkaline batteries, the life a UPS battery depends on impacting factors such as environmental conditions, maintenance, and the number of discharge cycles.

The standard life of a UPS battery is three to five years, this is referred as 5-year design life. The design life has been calculated in a controlled lab environment and doesn’t consider adjusting environmental factors. These factors that will affect the life of your battery include:


  1. Room Temperature

Temperature can alter the performance of a UPS battery and can potentially shorten its expected life span. The optimum temperature to store and utilise a UPS battery  is 21°C – 25°C, moving out of this range will influence its batteries life span. The maximum temperature to store and operate a UPS battery in is 40°C.

One of the common causes of over temperature is inadequate ventilation around the UPS. If you are unable to store your UPS in a room with adequate ventilation, we recommend keeping the UPS in a data rack with fans.


  1. Regular Maintenance

No matter how well-kept your batteries are, they still need to undergo proper maintenance. Neglecting maintenance may cause your UPS batteries to experience improper loading, heat-generating resistance at the terminals, loose connections, premature failure, and reduced protection. We have all our maintenance options available here.


  1. Cycling

During a power outage the UPS will operate using its own battery power. Once mains power is restored to the UPS, the battery will then get recharged for future use. This process is called a discharge cycle. When the UPS was first installed, the battery’s rated capacity is at a hundred percent. However, each discharge cycle reduces the relative capacity of the battery by a small percentage.


  1. Battery Chemistry

Unfortunately, UPS batteries are electrochemical devices and are not designed to last a lifetime. Even if your UPS batteries are well-maintained and meet the specific standards for proper storage, your batteries will eventually still run out of power.


  1. Standard Shelf life

Keeping the above in mind it is always important to consider how long the UPS has been sitting on the shelf since being manufactured, as this would reduce how long the UPS is viable once being used by you. At PSS, we combat this issue by only keeping batteries in our fast-moving products, we source and supply batteries specific to the order on hand for all our larger UPS (3kva and above).

In summary, to get the maximum life span out of your sealed lead acid batteries, it is recommended to follow the above. If you’re currently planning to replace your UPS batteries with new ones, we can service and maintain a wide range of UPS.





Why Do You Need A UPS for Your CCTV Cameras

Why Do You Need An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) For Your CCTV Cameras

In the present day, numerous homes and businesses are investing in CCTV cameras for protection and security. As we may know, installing a CCTV camera is an excellent way to maintain the overall safety of a home or a business establishment’s perimeters. CCTV cameras are also beneficial when it comes to monitoring your premises when you’re away. 

UPS and CCTV Cameras

Since CCTV cameras need a constant supply of power to function efficiently, installing an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is an integral factor of a functioning CCTV system. A UPS can provide a consistent amount of power to the CCTV system, especially in the event of an unexpected power outage.

There are other benefits that UPS can provide for your security cameras, such as:

  • Automatic Voltage regulator
  • Surge protection
  • Option to notify you if the power has been cut (added security)
  • Continuous and uninterrupted monitoring

If you’re looking to install a UPS, PSS Distributors can take care of your UPS installation. We guarantee that no matter how small or big the installation is, we will provide each project with proper planning, professional technology, and relevant skills to ensure reliable power protection.

Click here for recommendations and run-times of UPS we recommend for you.


Congratulations Team PSS

PSS has been selected as a Small Business Champion Finalist from over 2,000 entries received this year.

This achievement is a testament to the vision, planning and hard work invested in this business to deliver spectacular results. Congratulations Team PSS.


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