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Off-line UPS

Passive standby topology (off-line) is the most frequently used UPS topology for protecting PCs against power failure, power sag and power surge. In normal mode, the UPS supplies power to the application directly from the mains, filtered but without active conversion. The battery is charged from the mains. In the event of a power cut or fluctuation, the UPS delivers stable power from the battery. The advantages of this topology are low cost and adequacy for office environments. Passive standby topology is not suitable if the power supply is of low quality (industrial sites) or subject to frequent disruptions.