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July 02, 2013

Power Outages Can Be Avoided with Power Protection

By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Last week, more than 4,300 customers were left without power in San Diego for a little over two hours. Specifically, San Diego Gas & Electric customers in the North County — specifically the Vista area, Gopher Canyon, Oceanside, San Luis Rey and Ocean Hills — lost power at around 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 and it was eventually restored some time close to 8:00 p.m.

Although an hour and a half or so of downtime is generally no big deal for the average consumer, it can be a critical issue for many businesses. Even though the outage occurred after "regular" business hours, the digital age we live in — for example, the prominence of VoIP and video conferencing — means that more businesses need to be connected 24/7 in order to stay in touch with international customers and partners. This in turn can lead to lost revenue or worse.

Fortunately, there are ways to keep operations up and running smoothly even when the power grid fails with power protection, battery backup and surge protection solutions.

Best of all, corporations of all sizes need look no further than Minuteman Technologie's line of power protection solutions as the company offers products for various uses and scenarios, such as: surge protectors for non-critical components RackMount UPS models for servers, telecom, VoIP, security systems and other rack systems; the standby EnSpire series for telecommunications and data processing applications; and line interactive Entrust (News - Alert), PRO-LCD, PRO-RT and EnterprisePlus series uninterruptable power supplies for network and security devices.

With this variety of offerings, most businesses can be covered in the event of a power outage without breaking the bank.

Meanwhile, larger corporations that want to keep a location or campus fully functional even during extended outages should definitely consider Minuteman's Endeavor UPS offerings, which can power enterprise-wide systems for hours at a time. In fact, since the Endeavor series is compatible with external battery packs, which can be daisy-chained in unlimited quantities, products in the series technically offer unlimited runtime.

Edited by Jamie Epstein
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