UPS Startup


UPSs equipped with a standard input plug (units 1500 VA and below) that fits into standard wall sockets are very easy to install. Units 2000 VA and above require a different wall socket that may not already exist in the location where the UPS will be installed. In these cases, an electrician can install the proper wall socket, after which you should have little problem with UPS installation.

Assisted startup

You may not feel comfortable installing electrical equipment—justifiably so. UPS installation deals with electrical power and batteries—both of which can be dangerous if not handled properly. In addition, UPS batteries can be very heavy and some units require a hardwired connection. As a result, UPS manufacturers usually offer a startup service for an additional fee. You can also hire a systems integrator, electrician or third-party service organization for UPS installation.

Manufacturer-required startup

Many three-phase UPS models (typically >40 kVA) must be started up by the UPS manufacturer to ensure they’re properly installed and calibrated. In general, electricians and contractors don’t have the required in-depth knowledge of the UPS. Manufacturer-trained field technicians provide an overview of the equipment and a tutorial of how to operate the UPS.