Rectifier/Charger

Rectifier/Charger

The part of the UPS system that converts AC input power into DC power for feeding the conditioning and inverter components, and charging the back-up battery.

Line Conditioner

Line Conditioner

A transformer that attempts to smooth out fluctuations in input voltage to provide near uniform output voltage or voltage waveform.

Inverter

Inverter

Circuitry converts DC battery power to AC power being required by most computer equipments.

Surge Protector

Surge Protector

Circuitry consisting of MOVs, capacitors, rod-core inductors etc. for suppressing surges and spikes usually embedded in a power strip.

Serial Port

Serial Port

A special cable plugs into the UPS and the computers serial (RS232) port.