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Are You Ready for Your Coming Power Outage?

 
June 23, 2014

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  By Miguel Leiva-Gomez, TMCnet Contributor

Over the last two years, a quarter of homes have had power outages lasting 12 hours or longer. The average amount of property damage? Roughly $1,900. That might be due to surges and other complications that happen to electrical circuitry and what's plugged into it. So, for argument's sake, let's say that you've hooked your business up with the fanciest electrical wiring money can buy. Let's put that aside. How much money will you lose if all of your computers suddenly decide to go belly-up in the middle of a lightning storm? And what if you were in the middle of a hurricane?


For medium and large businesses, a half an hour without power results in an average loss of $15,709, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, one of the biggest financial services and insurance companies on the planet. You have a 50 percent chance of suffering even greater losses, given that this number represents an average. What does this loss involve? You can bet that some of it is in data loss, improper shutdowns, and extra expenses incurred by lost productivity during a storm.

Do you know what could have prevented this? A decently-sized uninterruptible power supply (UPS). You're probably not going to keep employees working during a hurricane, but that doesn't mean that summer still isn't an active storm season. If you're situated in Florida -- or most of the eastern United States for that matter -- you're still going to have power outages during the summer and the losses aren't going to look very pleasant the moment you realize they're beyond your grasp. All of that lost productivity is money slipping through your fingers, which could have been spent on a solution that keeps your entire digital infrastructure up and running without hesitation.

Convinced now? It's probably time to get yourself a Minuteman uninterruptible power supply. Minuteman offers UPS systems suitable for any power demand, from their single-phase range covering 400-24,000 volt-amps to their triple-phase monoliths providing a throughput of 10 kVA all the way up to 750 kVA. Don't miss out on the opportunity to get work done just because some power line decided to go for a walk. Keep yourself covered with a sturdy, reliable UPS.

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