Recycling

Discarded electronic equipment is one of the fastest growing waste products today due to the increasingly large usage of these products. This needs to be monitored responsibly and methods used such as effective collection, reuse and recycling. Each person using these products can also make the right and responsible decision for discarding their equipment.

Electronic equipment waste contains hazardous material which is harmful to the environment and human health and this waste is growing three times faster than general municipal waste.

Governments and organisations are working closer with such projects.

At PSS – we take discarding of our old electronic items and batteries very seriously and ensure our methods comply with safety standards.

We strip out units and recycle the parts. We also offer a service to our customers whereby we discard their old batteries for them.

Please call us on 130088447 for assistance or information.

Importance of servicing UPS

Although most of the modern units test batteries periodically, if is always good to power the UPS every 6 months.

This is done by switching the power off to the UPS and monitoring DC voltage. Once the batteries reach 20% capacity, re-instating power. This cycles the battery, prolonging their service life.

If the batteries do not perform to specification, they should be replaced by a qualified service technician and old batteries disposed of correctly.

 

What’s an IP rating?

IP (or “Ingress Protection”) ratings are defined in international standards. They are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies (tools, dirt etc.) and moisture.”

 

ingress protection

Should UPS ever be switched off?

No, the only time UPS should be switched off is when the load on the UPS has been removed. This can be done in the following conditions:

  1. The load has been transferred to another source
  2. In a parallel redundant system, when the redundant unit can accept full load
  3. The load is switched off entirely.

Therefore it is essential to maintain and test the UPS and batteries during scheduled times that is convenient to all parties.

To read more about seamlessly servicing and maintaining a UPS while to load is still being used, see our information on external manual bypasses.

 

 

Advantages of service contracts

From research carried out by various UPS companies, it has been shown that the chance of UPS failure is nearly four times greater when the unit is not regularly checked and serviced.

PSS Maintenance contracts include two site visits per year where PSS technicians will check the condition of the UPS and advise if any issues. We will test batteries, run discharge tests to establish battery life, check operating parameters as well as perform any required adjustments.

Our all-inclusive service contracts are designed to offer 24 x 7 peace of mind protection for our customers; we will take ownership of all UPS related matters and deal with them promptly.

10 Common Power Issues

10 Common Power Issues

 

  1. Outage – Blackouts
  2. Sags/Brownouts
  3. Dynamic over Voltage
  4. Under Voltage
  5. Over Voltage
  6. Lightning
  7. Transient (Surge)
  8. Frequency Variations
  9. Voltage Distortion
  10. Voltage Harmonics

IP Ratings

IP (or “Ingress Protection”) ratings are defined in international standard EN 60529 (British BS EN 60529:1992, European IEC 60509:1989). They are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies (tools, dirt etc.) and moisture.

First Digit  = Indicates Dust resistance, or intrusion protection i.e. the size of partial that can enter the enclosure – “1” – Being the lowest , having little or no protection and “7” being the highest, totally dust proof.

Second Digit = water or moisture protection i.e.  “1” Being the lowest , having little or no protection and “9” being the highest, protected against prolonged effects of immersion under pressure.

Our UPS App at your fingertips

Our UPS App at your fingertips

We live in an instant world – instant coffee, instant internet, instant shopping and now…

An instant UPS App from PSS Distributors to calculate the correct size UPS you need according to your requirements, and even the pricing. Did we mention it’s free?

To install, scan the QR code in the attached ad, follow the steps to calculate your requirements and then take the right steps towards securing your equipment by purchasing your PSS Distributors UPS and plugging it in.

PSS has introduced PCB cards into the market

PSS has introduced PCB cards into the market – “PATRIOT” Security PCB ; have included the following:

Patriot Tim1- This PCB can be set into 8 different modes, with time delays from 1 second to 99 days

Patriot Mon 02- With 10 output that are monitored by a changeover relay, if any of the output fuses blow, the relay is activated. Operating voltages between 12- 24V AC or DC by just changing jumpers, makes it extremely versatile.

Patriot Trig 03 – The same PCB is used on voltages between 12-24V AC or DC makes this triggered relay PCB unique and cost effective.

Patriot Rel 04 – Changing an output voltage to a dry contact, this PCB hits the mark in price and versatility.

Patriot has filled the gap in the market left by other suppliers and extended on the Patriot Power Supply range.

Using Our UPS Calculator

Today I’ll be talking about our new “UPS calculator” on our website.

At last, a solution designed to make sizing UPS easy!!

A simple solution that offers you the right choice specific to your office or project needs.

User friendly operation i.e.:

  1. You can manually enter the number of devices or;
  2. Use the “+” and “-” icons to fine tune your entry
  3. Once you have selected your equipment, select the runtime requirement in minutes and/or hours.
  4. Once selected, simply press the submit button to see your results.
  5. a tower and/or rack option will be presented that best matches your criteria
  6. From the results screen you can enquire, see more about the product, or come back to the calculator to adjust your input data.

welcome to our UPS calculator.

It’s designed to be simple to use and efficient, both for our channel partners and their customers – in fact anyone who needs to use it!

Being able to “size” PSS UPS efficiently and correctly is a great asset when quoting in the field, no more endless hours searching internet for comparisons – it’s all at the click of a mouse with PSS!