One of the worst things that can happen to you as a business owner is having your company come to a grinding halt during work hours because your equipment has failed.
What can cause faulty equipment?
One of the biggest reasons why equipment such as laptops and other sundry office electronics fail or stop working is thanks to unpredicted power surges and failures.
These surges or outages can cause the electronics to overload, and their PCB boards and power supplies stop functioning.
One of the few ways to make sure that your electronic equipment does not fail from electrical problems is to do one of two things,
- Run everything off grind and use normal power as a secondary source of power
- Run everything through a Power Supply Unit.
Going off grind
When we talk about going off-grid, we are talking about making use of renewable energy. We are talking about companies making use of solar panel and, in some cases, even wind power.
The benefits of making use of such energy sources help you both in the financial sector and extending the life of your electronics in the office.
Depending on how big your business is, you can end up saving over $20000 over the next 20 years, and that is making use of only one solar panel on a household office, so imagine the savings that you will be able to make when you choose to make use of multiple panels on a big office block.
Why is solar power more stable?
One of the big reasons why solar power is a stable source of energy is because of the way that is stored.
When the solar panels generate electricity, the electricity is then stored in deep cell batteries, meaning that instead of going straight into the office block or house, the power is then run through the storage cells, preventing any form of surges or even power failures, unless there is no energy stored in the batteries.
Make use of PSU’s
A PSU makes use of a similar system to the power cells of solar power. This system allows you to plug all your electronic devices into a battery that runs off normal electricity and only “kicks” in when there is any form of a surge of power failure, which helps to keep all of your devices on a constant current, which helps to make ensure that your devices live longer.
What happens if you need to replace your electronic equipment?
When the time comes for you to say goodbye to your office equipment, the best way to make sure that your devices are covered is to make sure that they are insured with business insurance, so that if anything like a natural disaster or a break-in happens then, your devices are covered and will replace, which helps to provide you with a sense of security when something does go wrong.
Most insurances include electrical overloads as a reason why equipment fails so if you lose any devices to power surges then you can replace them with insurance.