The Dark Side of Service

The Dark Side of Service

By Andrew Skelton, Operations Director, CENTIEL UK Having spent many years in the UPS and Generator industry, one of the most common mistakes I come across, is when equipment has been purchased and it’s not been looked after properly.  Imagine buying a brand-new car...

Select the Correct IP Rating to Protect Your UPS

Select the Correct IP Rating to Protect Your UPS

A UPS IP rating of IP20 means the UPS enclosure only protects against solid objects of over 12mm and has no moisture protection. When it comes to power protection a UPS is an important investment and so it needs to be kept in suitable conditions to optimise its design...

Colo Pay as You Grow

Colo Pay as You Grow

By Louis McGarry, Sales and Marketing Director, CENTIEL UK Ltd For colocation (colo) data centres hosting cloud and network services for a variety of clients, the goal is to provide a safe and secure environment which protects the critical load in the most...

Misconceptions About Insurance

Misconceptions About Insurance

By Mike Elms, Managing Director, CENTIEL UK Ltd It has been said: insurance is like needing a parachute. If it isn’t there, chances are you won’t be needing it again!  The majority’s perception is that a UPS protects a critical load from power outages.  However, it...

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

By Louis McGarry, Sales and Marketing Director, CENTIEL UK Ltd It’s hard to get overall statistics for the number of UK power outages each year.   But as I write, the UK Power Network has reported 11 unplanned outages across the nation this morning so far…  A UPS...

Failure is Not an Option

Failure is Not an Option

By Mike Elms, Managing Director, CENTIEL UK Apollo 13 was due to be the third crewed mission to land on the moon.  Famously the mission was aborted when an oxygen tank ruptured just three days into the mission, resulting in loss of oxygen supply capacity and putting...

It’s An ill Wind…

It’s An ill Wind…

by Mike Elms, Managing Director, CENTIEL UK What single subject tends to get me jumping on my soapbox about UPS?…. It is how battery autonomies are calculated. Let me very briefly explain. At tender stage, batteries are sized by calculation. The actual proof that they...

Your UPS is Only as Good as Your Batteries

Your UPS is Only as Good as Your Batteries

When the mains fail, the only thing protecting the critical load is your UPS and your batteries.  This is really the only time you will find out if your batteries are up to the job.  The consequences of battery failure in this scenario are far reaching, resulting in...

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