The SPARK UPS Invertor System

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The Spark home UPS system comprises of a battery bank that powers an inverter/UPS device that would provide the necessary power needed to run multiple devices.

Benefits

The battery charger draws energy from the mains and keeps the batteries at an optimal level.

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Easy to install & portable

Durable deep cycle UPS batteries

No petrol, pollution or noise

Quick charging time

Reliable power supply

System overview

The amount of devices are all dependent on the size of system owned. The inverter is able to run off the mains supplying power to the computer from the utility input and provides a pure sine wave output.

The battery charger draws energy from the mains and keeps the batteries at an optimal level.

When power from the grid fails, the Inverter seamlessly transfers power from the battery bank and converts the DC power to AC power. When power from the mains are restored, the load is automatically transferred. Batteries used are maintenance free and do not require any servicing. They are able to withstand many deep discharges.

Description of system

The system has a front display found within a safety casing. All information regarding the running of the system as well as status pertaining to battery life, charging information and any errors they may occur. The front panel contains the following indicators:

  • Mains on – glows when mains is available in normal limits (100 – 285V for unregulated mode and 180 – 260V in regulated mode).
  • Smart CHG – shows the status of charging the batteries, will switch off when the battery charging is about to be complete.
  • UPS on – Glows when the system is running on the battery bank.
  • Battery LO – Displays when battery energy is getting exhausted.
  • UPS OL – glows when the system is overloaded in battery mode causing it to trip.
  • UPS nL – Glows when the load is less than10% of the systems VA rating. This will cause the system to shut down.
  • UPS on / reset switch – when the switch if off the system will not work in the case of mains failure. This switch works as a reset in the event of an overload or battery low shut down.

The system casing is fitted with ventilation fans that allow optimal temperature levels for the system. Caster wheels are equipped to the case as well to ensure that the system does not move unnecessarily. These should be locked in place when system is stationary.

System operations

The system is able to run in 2 modes, an unregulated mode that allows input from the mains in the range of 100-280V and a regulated mode that allows input ranging from 180-260V. By default the regulated mode is set. This can be changed using the switch on the left of back panel. It is recommended that the system always be set to regulated mode as this would prevent any damages to appliances connected.

The system has a built in circuit breaker that will trip in the case of a short circuit or an overload.

The switch can be found on the right of the back panel.