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    5 Steps to Successfully Installing a UPS System

    A UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system is an essential piece of equipment for any business or organization that relies on computer systems and other electronic equipment to function. It provides backup power in the event of a power outage, ensuring that your equipment stays up and running and protecting against data loss and other damage. In this article, we will go over the steps for installing a plug and play UPS system in your facility. Hardwired UPS systems should be installed by a UPS specialist or the UPS supplier.

    Step 1: Determine Your Power Needs

    The first step in installing a UPS system is to determine the power needs of your facility. This includes identifying the number and types of devices that will be connected to the UPS, as well as the total power consumption of those devices. This information will help you to choose the appropriate UPS system for your needs.

    Step 2: Choose the Right UPS System

    Once you have a clear understanding of your power needs, you can begin to choose the right UPS system for your facility. There are a variety of UPS systems available on the market, including offline, line-interactive, and online UPS systems. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice for your facility will depend on your specific needs.

    Step 3: Install the UPS System

    The next step in installing a UPS system is to physically install the equipment. This typically involves mounting the UPS itself, as well as connecting it to the power source and to the devices that will be connected to it. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation and to ensure that all connections are secure and properly made. A UPS engineer will come to site to safely install a hardwired UPS system.

    Step 4: Test the UPS System

    After the UPS system has been installed, it’s important to test it to ensure that it is functioning properly. This includes performing a power-on self-test and testing the UPS under load conditions to ensure that it can provide the necessary backup power. For hardwired UPS, a trained UPS specialist will perform these tests following the installation.

    Step 5: Perform Regular Maintenance

    Finally, it’s important to perform regular maintenance on your UPS system to ensure that it continues to function properly. This includes checking the batteries, cleaning the equipment, and monitoring the UPS’s performance to identify any potential issues.


    Installing a UPS system is an important step in protecting your facility’s electronic equipment and ensuring that it stays up and running during power outages. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can ensure that your UPS system is installed and configured correctly and that it will provide the necessary backup power when needed.

    Only a specialist electrical contractor who has been vetted and approved, or the UPS supplier themselves, should perform the task of setting up a protected power system or UPS. The installation must comply with local and national regulations and be done according to the supplier’s instructions.

    CertaUPS has access to a team of highly trained UPS engineers and a technical support team. should you meet any issues when installing a plug and play UPS, or if the UPS system is hardwired, please get in touch and we will be on hand to assist.