The importance of backup power

Have you ever wondered why you need a generator? In most cases, no one ever really care if the importance of power generators? What if the power goes out and you’ll be out of electricity for a few hours? Well, it’s not the end of the world right? Probably if it happened during the night, you can probably just go to bed a little bit early and sleep it off while the department responsible working on it. By the time you woke up, it’s all back to normal.

For most cases, that’s how it’s going to be. Unfortunately, emergency power generators are really important to big companies especially like mine. Not my own company but the company i’m working for. We have a lot of critical servers that needs to be powered on all the time and we can’t afford to lose connectivity to them even for a split second while in production. Power generators setup can be as simple as it can be to as complex as it can be. In my case, we have a UPS as a buffer to supply power to the servers while we try to fix the electricity problem. If everything else fails, we will start the generator to supply the electricity needed.

So is this means home users doesn’t need generators? Well, if you can, I would really suggest you get one. I’ll give you a few scenarios where you will be thankful that you have a generator at home. You are catching a deadline on a very important proposal for a millions worth of contract and suddenly the electricity died. Or you had a cake in the fridge, prepared specially for your spouse and want to surprise him/her first thing in the morning and your fridge will be useless if there’s no electricity. The list goes on and on but my point is, if you can afford it, why don’t you have one to prepare for the worst case scenario?