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Making Large UPS Systems More Efficient
As energy resources become scarcer and more expensive, electrical efficiency is a more important performance factor in the specification and selection of large

graph plotting  produce a power loss graph similar to that of Figure 3. Notice how the no-load loss remains constant through the entire load spectrum while the proportional loss ramps up as more IT equipment is plugged into the UPS. Common mistakes made in specifying UPS systems It is very easy for those who specify UPS systems to dismiss the efficiency improvement of one UPS over another. Table 2 lists the various reasons and why they are flawed. A business pays for the electricity that is measured by the utility meter

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graph plotting  contribution analysis graph. The graph shows the modules that contribute the most or least to its overall functionality against a benchmark, which assumes that all modules are of equal relevance. The second graph is a prioritized contribution analysis graph (figure 2). The benchmark is prioritized to represent the likely requirements of Spectrum's target clientele. We increased the priority for areas of high functionality by removing some of the priority from areas of low functionality. If your needs Read More

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