UPS or uninterrupted power supply demand in Pakistan continues to increase even after the introduction of alternatives such as solar powered energy systems and the availability of generators in the market. Most people prefer the simple technology and uninterrupted operations of UPS devices over the complexities and high maintenance costs that are part and parcel of the alternatives. Soaring demand of UPS devices has resulted in a market that is flooded by so many brands and models making it very difficult for consumers to select the right device to meet their power requirements.
You can read our article selecting the correct UPS about important factors to consider when purchasing an uninterrupted power supply for your home.
Once you’ve decided on the fundamentals with regards to the output and storage of your UPS, you might want to delve a little deeper in unique features and value additions offered by different UPS manufacturers. Whether these features include easy installation and operation or optimized battery charging, each additional feature makes a particular UPS stand out in a market that is cluttered with clones and domestically assembled devices.
Loadshedding.pk has compiled a list of the Top 10 UPS brands that are available in the market today. This list is based on overall popularity of each UPS brand in terms of sales; reliability resulting in lesser complains from consumers; and overall feature set.
Without further ado, here’s the list of top 10 UPS brands that are currently available in the markets in Pakistan.
WestPoint UPS are basic UPS offering limited features. Some of the models have LCD display which displays the input and output voltage, and other data which helps you to monitor the UPS.
Strabimatic is an International brand with its headquarters based in UK. The Strabimatic UPS are manufactured and imported from China. Stabimatic offers few UPS models that offer the basic UPS features.
Some of the Stabimatic UPS models have LCD display which displays the input and output voltage, and other data which helps you to monitor the UPS. The UPS produces pure sinewave output which makes it beneficial for use with electronic items. Electronic appliances are designed to run on pure sinewave energy, thus the UPS produces the same type of electricity as produced by WAPDA.
There are a limited number of Crown UPS models available in the market. Their main feature is voltage fluctuation protection and high or low battery protection. Some of the Crown UPS models have LCD display which displays the input and output voltage, and other data which helps you to monitor the UPS.
Emerson UPS is one of the most reliable UPS brands in Pakistan. The only problem is that it mainly caters to a certain business class. It is used in IT offices to back up network equipment and data centers. There are few models which are designed for use in homes, but they aren’t as feature rich as some of the other brands available in the market.
The Emerson UPS built for backing up networks and data centers is very powerful. Its power output ranges from 1000VA to 10,000VA. Ordinary household UPS VA ranges from 300VA to 2000VA, and it can support any electronic item that fall in that power category. Since servers and data centers consume more power, higher VA UPS is required which Emerson fulfills with ease.
Nevertheless, Apollo UPS can support tube light, computer, and LED. The backup time is 20 minutes when 1 computer and a LED is connected.
Apollo UPS feature a LCD panel that displays the input and output voltage, and other data which helps you to monitor the UPS.
The plus point of Aurora UPS is that it incorporates a built in dry battery. A dry battery doesn’t require the water level to be checked. It can last up to 5 years if properly maintained.
Some Aurora UPS models feature a LCD panel that displays the input and output voltage, and other data which helps you to monitor the UPS.
APC is a popular American UPS brand in Pakistan. It offers many different UPS models, with majority of them specifically built for servers and network stations; thus making them more popular among IT companies.
The distinctive feature about APC UPS is that it can predict the battery replacement date. APC UPS feature a multifunction LCD panel which displays the input voltage volts, the output voltage volts, and battery charge level. The UPS produces pure sinewave output which makes it beneficial for use with electronic items.
Ecostar is one of the most popular UPS brands in Pakistan. Its reliability and features make it popular among the consumers. Its consistent performance can be credited to the fact that its parent company is Homage, one of the leading UPS bands. Ecostar shares the same technology as Homage UPS, but offers slightly less features than Homage. Nevertheless, those are enough to make Ecostar popular.
The distinctive feature about Ecostar is that it has sales and service centers all over Pakistan which makes it easier for consumers to reach it in case of any faults. Other features include a multifunction LCD panel which displays the input voltage volts, the output voltage volts, and battery charge level. The UPS are noise free and require minimum care and maintenance.
CyberPower is one of Pakistan’s best-selling and consumer favourite UPS brand. It offers many features to consumers that it is quickly becoming the preferred choice of customers. It wouldn’t be a surprise if CyberPower becomes the top UPS brand in Pakistan very soon. Moreover, it is manufactured by Japan’s Panasonic which adds more value to it.
CyberPower UPS feature a multifunction LCD panel which displays the input voltage volts, the output voltage volts, battery charge level, and other data which helps you to monitor the UPS. It also incorporates an Automatic Voltage Regulation feature that is helpful during power fluctuations; thereby increasing UPS life. They also come with data line protection and energy saving design.
Majority of CyberPower UPS are Sinewave output models, with few hybrid models. If it offered more hybrid UPS models , it could’ve easily been ranked as the top UPS brand since there is a higher demand for hybrid UPS.
CyberPower UPS come with a 3 year return warranty. They’re the only UPS brand offering more than a year warranty; thus making them the best warranty offering UPS brand.
Homage is the most popular and the best-selling UPS brand in the market. It has earned the reputation as the market leader by offering high quality and reliable products. It recently introduced hybrid inverters, which have become the most popular UPS in the market. Although there is a difference between inverters and UPS, inverters are used as UPS in homes throughout Pakistan.
Hybrid inverters can generate electricity from solar energy, batteries, grid, or emergency generator. It offers full protection from any power problems without internal switching. Hybrid technology also automatically chooses the most economical power solution for the customer which also makes it highly popular among consumers.
Homage offers a number of hybrid inverters in the market with user friendly LCD and LED features and one year nationwide warranty. Hybrid technology plus the features make Homage the best selling UPS/inverter brand in Pakistan.
So there you have it. Homage is the top selling UPS brands in Pakistan. CyberPower would have shared the top spot with Homage but it doesn’t offer many hybrid UPS model compared to Homage. Hybrid UPS are the current favourites among consumers because of their ability to generate electricity from solar power, batteries, grid, or emergency generator and provide 100% stabilized output power. With more consumers shifting towards hybrid UPS, any brand which sells feature rich hybrid inverters is certain to dominate the UPS market.