Typically when we think of power problems related to Mother Nature, the first images that come to mind are the thunder and electrical storms of spring and summer. Usually as fall approaches, we start to breathe a little easier knowing the worst is behind us. That sense of ease continues – although erroneously – right into winter. As the first icy blast of cold blows in, it brings with it a whole new set of problems related to power and mission critical electronics. In fact, winter storms can be just as devastating as their spring/summer counterparts! High winds can take down power poles, the accumulation of ice can damage power lines, and of course the high demand on the power grid can be problematic causing rolling black/brown outs. To deal with the issue of high demand, power generating companies often design a rolling brownout. This is accomplished by lowering the supplied voltage to a specified area over a short period of time, and then rotating that reduced voltage to another sector within the power grid. This reduction in voltage can cause your sensitive electronics to fail or re-boot putting your normal business operations at risk. The very simple solution is to make sure all of your critical equipment is protected by an uninterruptable power supply (or battery back-up). This is an easy and affordable option for protecting equipment all year long. It will not only lower your risk of business interruptions, but will also give system managers some much-needed peace of mind. Don’t get caught behind the brownout … call us today for help in figuring out which UPS is right for you!