APC Power Solutions

APC Uninterruptable Power Supplies

From a laptop surge protector to a 3-phase bypass switch we can design and fit the appropriate solution for your site.

Drum Brae Solutions is an accredited as an APC Business Networks Select Partner, an MSP Select Partner, a SOHO Select Partner, and a Software Select Partner. So please get in touch with your needs today!


The most popular desktop UPS in the world! The Back-UPS ES offers our best value for protecting your home and home office computer systems. Completely redesigned to use less power during normal operation, the Back-UPS ES provides enough backup power for you to work through short and medium length power outages. It also safeguards your equipment from damaging surges and spikes that travel along your utility and data lines. Most models include our award-winning software, which automatically saves open files and gracefully shuts down your computer during extended outages.

Smart-UPS On-Line

A versatile UPS developed for the harshest power conditions in the world.Smart-UPS On-Line provides high density, true double-conversion on-line power protection for servers, voice / data networks, medical labs, and light industrial applications. Capable of supporting loads from 1 to 20kVA in a rack/tower convertible form, the Smart-UPS On-Line is available from 2U to 12U. Recent family extensions at 15 and 20kVA enable support of power hungry blade servers or heavily loaded equipment racks. When business-critical systems require runtime in hours, not minutes, Smart-UPS On-Line can be configured with matching battery packs to comply with aggressive runtime demands. The included PowerChute management software provides unattended graceful shutdown of network operating systems. All models 5kVA and above include an integrated Network Management Card for remote management (optional on models below 5 kVA).


The first UPS with redundancy and scalability within a single chassis.Engineered to deliver the highest level of business continuity possible, Symmetra’s modular, redundant architecture can scale power and run time as demand increases or when higher levels of availability are required. Integrated network manageability provides real time status updates of UPS health and environmental conditions. Hot-swappable, user replaceable power, battery, and intelligence modules enables low MTTR and ease of service. Symmetra’s modular design provides redundant power in a single chassis for business-critical applications in server rooms and network closets.

Uninterruptable Power Supply Checklist

To help you plan the installation process here is a guide to the steps required:

  • Initial planning conversation including:
    • Load type
    • Peak load (W)
    • Runtime required (minutes to days)
    • Location
    • Timescale(hours to weeks)
    • Control method
    • Budget
  • Site survey to check for hazards and planning
  • Ordering kit, from the appropriate warehouses
  • Delivery to site, either curb-side or directly to the location
  • Unpacking, verification of unit and positioning
  • Disconnection of existing old unit
  • Connection of new unit to the mains
  • Connection of the load i.e. desktops, servers, telecoms kit etc.
  • Connection to network for management
  • Testing of the shutdown trigger
  • Packing of old kit ready for removal
  • Arrange uplift and recycling of old kit

As you can see the steps are all straightforward, but if you need am 80Kg unit up 3 flights of steps in 24 hours then it all requires attention to the details.