Nowadays, everything uses electricity. Without electricity, most of our day to day lives come to a halt. It can be very inconveniencing not only for businesses, but also homes. Now that I have your full attention, let us explain to you exactly what a power back up system is.

Power back-up systems are exactly what the name suggests-they are systems that are used to back up your power. Easy!

Basically, power back up systems are cost-effective, simple to use solutions against black outs and power fluctuations. Unlike traditional generators, they can be installed indoor in a storage area, require no fuel, running costs or maintenance, and are fully automatic.

We do power back up installations for both commercial and domestic use in Kenya. We have a team of experts who are able to advice on the type of system you require that will fit your needs.

Overview of what a power back up system entails:

1. An inverter charger.

An inverter/charger converts DC power to AC power and then passes it along to the connected equipment. It is connected to an AC power source to continuously charge the attached batteries when AC utility power is available.

2. A battery

A backup battery provides power to a system when the primary source of power is unavailable rechargeable backup batteries are kept charged by the prime power supply.

3. Change over switch.

A changeover switch transfers a house's electricity input from commercial power lines to a backup system in the case of an outage. The switches connect to the system, the main power supply, and the house. With the flip of the switch, all power automatically changes over.

4. Battery fuse

The fuse is there to protect against short circuits and for overload protection. If at any time the current flowing through the fuse exceeds the rated value of the fuse, it will automatically cut off the power supply. Without a fuse a short circuit can cause a fire or even make batteries explode since the huge currents involved release vast amounts of stored energy.

5. Automatic Voltage Switcher.

The Automatic Voltage Switcher (commonly known as AVS) is the most complete power protection device combining over-voltage, under-voltage, power-back surges and spikes/surge protection. Additionally, there is a delay when power returns to normal. This will ensure that the appliance is not switched on-off repeatedly during fluctuations nor it is subjected to a massive surge normally experienced when power returns after power cuts.

Contact PowerPoint Systems for this system customized to your specific need all over Kenya.