Offline UPS Reference Design
Created: Sep 01, 2014
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An Uninterruptible Power Supply, or UPS, is an electronic device that provides an alternative electric power supply to connected electronic equipment when the primary power source is not available. It features multi-loop digital Switch-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) and other digital power-conversion.
Unlike auxiliary power, a UPS can provide instant power to connected equipment, which can protect sensitive electronic devices by allowing them to shut down properly and preventing extensive physical damage. However, a UPS can only supply energy for a limited amount of time, typically 15 to 20 minutes.
Its uses can extend to a virtually unlimited list of applications. In the past years, the UPS has become even more popular as a means of protecting computers and telecommunication equipment, thus preventing serious hardware damage and data loss.