Generators have previously been used as a backup energy source in workplaces and homes. However, their use has recently declined significantly. UPS/inverters have already met the demand for smaller generators. Larger generators should be replaced with heavy-duty UPS/inverters now.
Here are all of the reasons for this shift.
Delays and interruptions are caused by manual start.
Generators, in most cases, require a manual start, which causes work delays and interruptions. It is extremely inconvenient to lose power in the middle of an important presentation or while working hard to complete a shipment.
High operating costs
Generators are powered by fossil fuels such as oil (kerosene, gasoline, and diesel) and natural gas. The rising cost of fossil fuels raises its operating costs, making it a less economically viable option.
Pollution of the environment
The smoke emitted by generators also endangers the health and well-being of those who work near them. Poisonous gasses, such as carbon monoxide, are extremely dangerous to one’s health.
A loud operation
Generators also produce noise pollution. When using generators in apartments or workplaces, the annoying harmful noises can be a nuisance. Their constant ear-shattering noise can tensile the environment and frustrate workers who want to focus on their work.
Make the environment hot.
Generators generate a lot of heat. The cooling system and the heat exhaust system keep the unit cool. However, the surroundings become hotter in the process. The added heat becomes unbearable in a country like India, where summers are already scorching.
Fuel storage space is required.
Generators run on fossil fuels, so you must always have fuel on hand to keep the fuel tank at optimal. As a result, they require additional storage space for fossil fuels. Because fossil fuels are flammable, they are always a fire hazard.
Maintenance is expensive.
Generators are powered by smaller components that require routine maintenance. Running it on gas corrodes its parts, reducing performance. As a result, you must replace old worn-out parts on a regular basis. Furthermore, recurring malfunctioning and regular cleaning to keep the unit in peak operating condition make upkeep prohibitively expensive. Furthermore, the moving parts in a generator limit its lifespan to a maximum of ten years.
The ideal solution for power backup.
LiFePO4 technology is a tried and proven battery technology in the industry. Long power outages have prompted people to seek alternative solutions. With continuous technological advancement over the years, UPS based on LifePO4-based technology, has emerged as a far superior alternative to a generator.
There will be no interruption because power will be supplied to the AC load automatically.
The operations are powered by alternating current (AC) under normal conditions. Simultaneously, it charges the batteries, which store the energy as DC. A UPS draws DC stored in batteries and converts it to AC power in the event of a power outage. When this occurs, a static switch prevents the battery from charging, and the inverter begins supplying the stored battery power to the AC load. This rapid power supply to the main reduces interruptions and normal workflow.
The advanced static switches in heavy UPS systems are so efficient and responsive that they reduce switching time to a bare minimum. As a result, computers and other electrical appliances do not experience unexpected shutdowns or data loss.
With UPS having already dominated the small generator market, the next big thing on the horizon is a high-tech heavy-duty UPS/inverter. With rising fuel costs, now is the time to abandon the larger generators used in offices, factories, apartment complexes, and so on and replace them with heavy-duty UPS.