When capacitors fail, they fail spectacularly

When capacitors fail, they fail spectacularly

Below is a video (created under controlled conditions) which shows just how dangerous it can be when capacitors fail.   Most AC capacitors have a shelf life of five-seven years, while DC capacitors usually need replacing between seven-ten years. Signs of damage...
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 lifetime is usually around ten years.  This is because manufacturers are obliged to supply replacement parts for up to ten years after cessation of manufacture. Therefore, the purchasing of equipment five years before this end date may...
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...
When capacitors fail, they fail spectacularly

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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