In-Depth: New ERS1500RTNC Ruggedized UPS

Reliable backup for extreme temperature and humidity environments from Minuteman Minuteman’s new ERS1500RTNC ruggedized UPS break the mould on power protection for extreme environments – a massive investment is no longer a requirement to protect transportation equipment and other devices located in extreme environments. The ERS provides Automatic Voltage Regulation and 1500VA capacity that is high temperature…

PowerNews: Power Outage ‘Hiccup’ Briefly Halts Summer Fun

Rides at Canobie Lake Amusement Park grind to a halt as power fails Summer fun for many families means cotton candy, midway games, and of course, roller coasters. Guests at Salem, New Hampshire’s Canobie Lake Park recently got a surprise when a power outage occurred, leaving them stranded on several of the park’s attractions. Backup generators kicked…

PowerNews: Raccoons Wreak Havoc in Indiana Substation

Furry animals surpass countermeasures to bring down power We’ve talked before about the wide range of things that can cause a power outage. One of the least predictable is wildlife, with outages being caused by snakes, rats, and even owls in the past. Officials in Richmond, Indiana recently learned that even the best countermeasures can be outsmarted when a pair…

Tech Tip: UPS Network Management with SNMP Accessories

Power is great, but it’s how you can control it that counts Since the advent of network communications, engineers have found ways to make life easier by connecting devices together. This has, of course, extended into the realm of power, with UPS network management making life easier for admins and technicians with widespread devices under…

PowerNews: Texans Face High Power Bills Following Cold

Summer-esque heating bills shock North Texans after cold winter In early March we shared the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) warning about conserving electricity as temperatures plummeted. The threatened rolling blackouts never happened, but it seems the chickens have come home to roost as a substantial number of customers across the area are facing unusually high…

PowerNews: April Showers Bring May Power Problems?

Spring has arrived and that means April showers will be bringing some lovely May flowers. While the warmer weather and flowers are certainly a welcome change, the ‘April showers’ may not be so welcome. Although it may not seem like spring in the North East right now, in Dallas we have officially swapped out snow…

Newbie’s Nook: Power Problems

So, let’s play a little game…Name a common power problem. Blackouts. Okay, easy enough. Now, what is a blackout? A complete loss of power. Easy again. Lightning Round (no pun intended): what damage can a blackout case? …no power? Isn’t that it? Not quite…power problems vary significantly and can range from being an annoyance to downright detrimental to systems and…