Dedicated. Reliable. Essential: Choosing the right UPS supplier for the healthcare industry

Sep 22, 2016 | UPS & Standby Power

There are few markets where the role of UPS systems is more critical than within medical and healthcare related applications. UPSs operating in this arena are called upon to support everything from 24/7 access to patient records, to vital life support systems and even ambulance control centres. Quite literally, lives are at stake so finding a UPS partner you can rely on is essential.

Complex and varied requirements naturally require highly tailored solutions, designed specifically for industry in question. It was with this in mind that Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited, a Kohler company (UPS Ltd.) developed a complete range of advanced UPS systems, ideally suited to the specific needs of the healthcare and medical industry and designed to offer the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for any comparable system.

All UPS systems from UPS Ltd. are also supported by the company’s award-winning, 24/7/365 service network that covers the length and breadth of the UK and offers guaranteed call-out times in line with its customer’s needs.

Over the course of the last 20 years, UPS technology has travelled a long way, becoming significantly more reliable and efficient. However, not all UPS systems and suppliers are created equal and knowing the difference between them is key to minimising both CapEx and OpEx for your organisation.

“Choosing a new or replacement UPS is a challenging process for anyone and there are dozens of suppliers all claiming to offer the best solution. What is key for medical and healthcare related buyers is that a low purchase price is often not the best decision, as it could easily tie you into a solution where the overall costs are much higher over the life of the system, dramatically increasing your OpEx.

“We believe that the most important features to consider for any UPS system are reliability, efficiency, availability, and flexible scalability. And you have to consider them all if you want to ensure you choose wisely and purchase a system what is right for your current and future requirements,” commented David Renton, Managing Director for UPS Ltd.

To discover more about the importance of choosing a supplier who understands your needs visit, where you will also find a list of upcoming educational events. UPS Ltd. is also attending the UK Health Show in London on 28th September 2016 ( at Olympia , London, where the company will be displaying a number of its UPS products. UPS Ltd.’s technical specialists will also be on hand throughout the show to answer questions and to provide demonstrations of UPS Ltd.’s DPA (decentralised parallel architecture) technology.

Key products for the healthcare industry:

PowerWAVE 3000/TP

Ideally suited to the healthcare industry, the PowerWAVE 3000/TP is one of the most compact, single-phase UPS systems on the market, delivering protection of up to 80 kVA within a small footprint. Designed for midsize server rooms and small-scale critical systems, the PowerWAVE 3000/TP offers unrivalled efficiency, reliability and scalability for healthcare related networks and telecommunications systems. A best-in-class UPS system that is simple to install, run and maintain.

PowerWAVE 5000/TP

A standalone, three-phase UPS system available in seven power ratings (from 10–50kVA) and three cabinet sizes – enabling you to choose the ideal internal battery capacity for your requirements. A true online, double-conversion UPS system that offers exceptional reliability and unprecedented power availability for midsize server rooms, networks, telecommunication systems and healthcare-related processes.

PowerWAVE 8000DPA

The three-phase PowerWAVE 8000DPA is a highly flexible UPS designed for low to medium density power protection healthcare applications. Leading-edge modular design and proven Decentralised Parallel Architecture (DPA) technology enables the PowerWAVE 8000DPA to offer incredible levels of energy efficiency, ‘six nines’ availability and continuous scalability in either a tower or rack-mountable configuration.

Emergency Lighting

The PowerWAVE EL series is designed to deliver complete emergency lighting protection for a range of applications. These static inverter emergency lighting systems address the need for a range of high-performance single and three-phase static inverter systems, manufactured using state-of-the-art technology to give your operation the peace of mind it needs.