Top Tips to buying a UPS

Top Tips to buying a UPS

Top Tips to buying a UPS by Mike Elms, Managing Director, CENTIEL UK Ltd In an always-on world, we depend on being connected round the clock with immediate access to information and with zero downtime. We want a system that never fails. Reliability is often considered...
When’s The Right Time to Invest in a New UPS?

When’s The Right Time to Invest in a New UPS?

The lifetime of a typical UPS by Mike Elms, Managing Director, CENTIEL UK Ltd The lifetime of a typical UPS lifetime is usually around ten years.  This is because  manufacturers are obliged to supply replacement parts for up to ten years after cessation of...
UPS topology drives increase in uptime

UPS topology drives increase in uptime

Advances in UPS design are increasing efficiency and resilience, writes Centiel UK managing director Mike Elms…   In any industry, there is always innovation and advancement. In the UPS world, there have been changes in topology from single standalone units to...
Industry Insight: David Bond of Centiel

Industry Insight: David Bond of Centiel

With over 30 years’ experience in the UPS industry, David Bond, chairman at Centiel Ltd discusses just how far technology has come, what makes a successful data centre and shares with us some of his biggest bugbears. What were you doing before you joined Centiel and...
There’s Modular & There’s Modular

There’s Modular & There’s Modular

The UPS industry has seen changes in topology from single standalone units to multiple redundant configurations, the establishment of the transformerless based design and the Modular concept. The driver has been to reduce energy and seek higher efficiency and at the...
Maintenance: Prevention is Better than Cure

Maintenance: Prevention is Better than Cure

If you owned a Mercedes would you take it to your local Halfords for a service? Probably not. You would more likely, use the nearest specialist garage, experienced and competent in fixing your particular vehicle. As well as understanding the make and model of your car...
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