Recommend a UPS
We have a small office in a small town. The whole town is powered by one substation and the substation is in a flood prone area. Somehow, the local authority and local townsfolk don't see this as a problem.
Anyway, we've had about 3-4 power outages in the last year, averaging 2-3 hours each. I'm trying to weight the costs and benefits of investing in some UPS units as an alternative to sending the staff home.
My guess is that each person's PC, screens etc. probably draw about 150W but we might be able to get that down to nearer 100W by investing in smaller / more efficient power supplies.
So it seems that we'd need something in the 2000-3000VA range - but it seems that the runtime of UPS units can't be easy compared with just the VA rating. For example, APC's a 1500VA UPS from APC's SMT range runs for about twice as long as a similar spec unit from their SMC range.
Can anyone recommend any decent units / suppliers in the UK?