The History and Benefits of UPS Systems and Surge Protection

1878, Edison, the light bulb. That is the storyline of the birth of electricity, but it is a far cry from what we know and how we use power sources like electricity today. That was a period when UPS and surge protections were the farthest things from the minds who first began exploring this wonderful new discovery.

However, it didn’t take long for that incredible discovery to explode onto the scene, and soon the story was being written chapters at a time. Then, one day, the power went out. And then what happened? Well, at that time, nothing — and it certainly wasn’t long after these realizations that the benefits of using an uninterrupted power supply became apparent.

The Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)

The year was 1934 when John J. Hanely was accredited with the invention and realization of what we refer to as the first uninterrupted power supply (UPS). Electricity was a common resource in homes everywhere by this time, but it was Hanley’s reported concern for railway safety that sparked the first UPS.

The Benefits of Using an Uninterrupted Power Supply

Much like the advances in how we control, handle, and use electricity, UPS systems have also come a long way since Hanley’s invention. Today, UPS systems are widely used and expected in most critical operations.

UPS systems save computer system failures, prevent facilities from becoming inoperable, and more. Today, UPS systems also have backup UPS systems, providing even greater protection against power interruptions.

Surge protection in today’s world of UPS demand is often an unsung hero. Used in tandem with UPS systems, surge protection devices help ensure the UPS and your systems stay safe and up to the task.

Using passive circuits, surge protection devices recognize energy spikes, initiating them to conduct energy to stabilize the circuits. By preventing any interruption of power, surge protection devices safeguard and enable UPS systems to operate when needed.

Ham’s Electric, Inc. UPS Services 

If you are looking for mission-critical UPS systems, look no further than Ham’s Electric, Inc. We have operated as a mission-critical power specialist in Upland, California, providing reliable and expert mission-critical service to the Inland Empire since 1986.

We provide mission-critical services for hospital systems, telecom installations, computer facilities, critical equipment installations, and more. From medical systems, including MRI, NICU, ICU/CCU, switchgears, cath labs, nurse callers, surge protectors, fire alarms, and telecommunications, we are your mission-critical systems provider. Contact us to learn more about how we can help with your UPS systems today.