Category Archives: Battery Backup

Learn more about Minuteman’s battery backup, or UPS, systems in these in-depth product features.

Video: Without Power, There is No Security

Protecting Your Security System – Power is critical to security.

A properly implemented power protection system eliminates the possibility of security system outage or damage due to power problems. Minuteman’s product line has become a favorite of both users and installers thanks to an unbeatable combination of tailored solutions, helpful features, and incredible value.

See for yourself why Minuteman is the Leader in Security Power Protection on our Security Page.

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Video: All New Entrust LCD Product Tour

Minuteman Launches New Entrust LCD as Addition to the Popular Entrust Line

Untitled-3With its feature-rich design, the all-new Entrust LCD offers complete protection for smaller applications across all markets, from security to computers.

The Minuteman Entrust LCD Series UPS provides users all the features usually available in higher-priced UPS products to protect your valuable equipment: automatic voltage regulation, spike and surge protection, and battery backup, all in a surprisingly compact package.

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New Product: Entrust LCD Series UPS

New product line offers ultimate line interactive protection in an ultra-compact tower

entrust_lcd_application_2We here at Minuteman are pleased to announce the newest addition to the popular Entrust line of UPSs, the Entrust LCD.

These battery backup systems utilize automatic voltage regulation technology and provide the same unmatched protection as the popular Entrust line with a host of new features. New for the line are a real-time LCD status display, tool-less battery panel, and ENERGY STAR certification, making the new Entrust LCD an option for users and specifiers of all knowledge levels.

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Living Large Part 3: Large UPS Startup, Shutdown, and Specification

In the final chapter, we discuss some of the more complicated aspects of Large UPSs

large_ups_checklist_thumbThe benefits of a UPS, or uninterruptible power supply, are well known to most in the electrical field. Installation of smaller systems is fairly straightforward in most cases – simply select the proper system and connect it to utility power and your equipment. However, the story can change dramatically when looking at larger single phase systems.

Some of the most intimidating issues arise when having to specify these larger systems for bids or specific equipment. Additionally, the process of physically starting up and shutting down 2kVA and above UPSs can be a bit overwhelming for first-timers. Let us put your mind at ease, in the final installment of this series.

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Living Large Part 2: How Parallel UPS Installations work

Many large UPS systems can be installed together for a host of benefits – see how

ED10000RTXLP_rack_data_center_thumbThe benefits of a UPS, or uninterruptible power supply, are well known to most in the electrical field. Installation of smaller systems is fairly straightforward in most cases – simply select the proper system and connect it to utility power and your equipment. However, the story can change dramatically when looking at larger single phase systems.

An additional benefit of many larger UPS systems is the ability to install a parallel UPS configuration for either added capacity or redundant protection against failure. Read on for more, in part 2 of this 3 part series.

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Living Large Part 1: Large UPS Installation Considerations

Specifying 2kVA and larger UPSs presents a list of challenges, but we’re here to help!

mm_server_roomThe benefits of a UPS, or uninterruptible power supply, are well known to most in the electrical field. Installation of smaller systems is fairly straightforward in most cases – simply select the proper system and connect it to utility power and your equipment. However, the story can change dramatically when looking at larger single phase systems.

Join us for the first of a three part series looking at the special considerations installers and users must consider when moving to a larger UPS installation.

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TechTip: When Power Problems Hit Home

Why power protection isn’t just for businesses

bigstock-House-Lightning-269211It’s no secret that our PowerBlog spends a significant amount of time detailing how businesses can utilize UPS systems and power management devices to better protect themselves from downtime and equipment damage. While an absence of power protection can have significant effects on businesses, from security concerns to damaged equipment, a lack of power protection at home can prove just as costly. For some, power outages may be a simple inconvenience but for others, power problems outages can mean costly repair bills. For Minuteman’s Western Region Sales Manager, Mark McGuire, and his neighbor, this was just the case. Continue reading

In-Depth: New ERS1500RTNC Ruggedized UPS

Reliable backup for extreme temperature and humidity environments from Minuteman

Minuteman’s new ERS1500RTNC ruggedized UPS break the mould on power protection for extreme environments – a massive investment is no longer a requirement to protect transportation equipment and other devices located in extreme environments. The ERS provides Automatic Voltage Regulation and 1500VA capacity that is high temperature and humidity ready, at a price substantially less than current offerings.

How does the ERS withstand these harsh installation parameters? Let’s go In-Depth and find out.

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Tech Tip: UPS Network Management with SNMP Accessories

Power is great, but it’s how you can control it that counts

network_communicationsSince the advent of network communications, engineers have found ways to make life easier by connecting devices together. This has, of course, extended into the realm of power, with UPS network management making life easier for admins and technicians with widespread devices under their watch.

These devices go by many names: smart cards, network cards, or remote management cards, but it all refers to the same thing: SNMP, or Simple Network Management Protocol. Learn more in our SNMP Video: Becoming Master of Your Power after the jump.

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WHITE PAPER: Is Security System Battery Backup Enough?

Explore The Critical Role of Security System Battery Backup and Surge Protection

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Most business owners and administrators would agree that a functional security system is at the top of the priority list for their organization. It’s surprising, then, that a vast number of these systems in the field have no backup power protection in place, and risk failure when power problems occur.

What are the considerations when backing up a security system? How much backup runtime should a DVR or Fire Alarm system have? How can you be sure you are prepared? Fortunately, we have answered all those questions and more in the Security & Power White Paper.

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