Frequently Asked Questions

Why rent a UPS?
Rental systems are an excellent solution for short-term or temporary needs, when future needs for power are uncertain, to preserve capital funds, and during disaster recovery programs. Additionally, there are no maintenance costs associated with rentals from UPS Rental.
What is the difference between a Generator and a UPS?
A UPS provides 3-Phase uninterrupted, conditioned Power continually and during: voltage sags (brownouts) and spikes (surges), single phase conditions, total voltage outages (blackouts) A rental generator also provides 3-Phase power, however backup standby generators need time to spin-up which can take anywhere from 5 to 30 Seconds. Those milliseconds of power disruption means expensive customer critical load crash. Also, running on generator consumes very large amounts of fuel and is not cost-effective when compared to a UPS rental system Other ways that UPS and generator applications differ: UPS systems cannot handle, critical heavy motor loads, UPS systems require a temperature controlled environment, a generator feeding a UPS must be at least 2x’s the size of the UPS system and UPS systems are normally rated in kVA but have a power factor (i.e. a .8 pf, 125kVA = 100kW)
What is the difference between a standalone UPS and a Trailer Mounted UPS?

Standalone UPS

Trailer Mounted

Typically a lower monthly rental cost

Available for quick deployment

Customizable battery runtimes

Pre-engineered total solution

More size and voltage choices

Monitored with alarm notifications*

Indoor use only (temperature controlled environment)

Outdoor use only (Fully self-contained environment)

Generally a more costly and time consuming installation process

Fast, easy and less expensive installation

*(300 kVA and larger)

Are the rentals tested before they are deployed?
Each system is thoroughly tested and maintained between rental deployments.
Do I need to purchase a maintenance contract with the rental?
All of our systems are maintained at no additional cost throughout the term of the rental.