Supplying critical power protection for universities, schools and training establishments.

Helping to ensure that downtime at education establishments is prevented with custom education UPS solutions.

University UPS Fitting

Educational facilities from small nurseries and pre-schools to schools, colleges and universities all require power protection

Not just to protect against a host of power related issues but also help to condition power to smooth out spikes and either keep systems running or kick-start an organised shutdown during power sags, brownouts or outages.

With many of today’s schools and universities needing to be operational 24/7, the need for resilient backup power solutions has never been greater. For example, universities often have specialist departments that require continuous power supply to preserve biological research work that can require refrigeration at a particular temperature – any fluctuations could result in lost research and ultimately years of work.

From an IT perspective, not only could work be lost if not saved when the power goes down but with admissions and many examinations now processed electronically a loss in power would have a significant detrimental impact.

Power Control’s portfolio of power protection solutions from single phase through to standalone three phase and modular UPS systems offers superior resilience and operational efficiency for all areas of the educational spectrum.

Working with one of our premier partners NSSE Ltd, we have supplied, commissioned and now maintain two Borri B9600FXS 400kVA UPS systems.

Oxford University purchased the units to support an additional data centre located in the basement of the Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute, which is playing a critical role in hosting the University’s administration system as well as servicing over 50,000 active email accounts. The order was secured after NSSE Ltd, was able to demonstrate not only Power Control’s green credentials but also significant cost savings over comparable UPS equipment.

"Oxford University Computing Services had previously used them for a project involving rack-mounted UPS systems. We were very impressed with the service given, hence our enthusiasm for using Power Control and Borri products for the University Shared Data Centre project for two large-scale UPS systems. We have been extremely pleased with the efficiency of installation and the Power Control after-sales service. The 2 x 400 kVA Borri units we purchased are some of the most efficient units on the market and I would have no hesitation in recommending Power Control to others."

David Birds
Oxford University
Rob Mather says:

The education system has embraced the use of IT facilities and is becoming increasingly dependent on IT resources and applications, which has meant that it has also had to review its power protection strategies.

These strategies have had to consider not just general electrical infrastructure such as lighting and CCTV but also IT and comms facilities. Even smaller establishments have had to integrate emergency power into their electrical frameworks.

We have worked with some of the country’s leading universities and colleges and supplied complete power protection solutions for data centres, small comms rooms and individual servers and networks. Power Control is a trusted partner for not just supplying, commissioning and providing the entire project solution but also as a service support provider to maintain the quality and performance of the equipment for its lifetime.

Suitable Applications

Our extensive product portfolio means we are able to deliver the correct emergency power solutions for all aspects of the educational chain.


Whether for a single PC or complete bank of computers, we offer a range of UPS systems for all loads and runtime requirements.

Data Centre

Referring to micro, colocation and modular data centres, these all require reliable and scalable UPS solutions that are fit for purpose not just now but in the future.


Our range of single phase power protection solutions provide clean, reliable power for all types of phone systems, including individual and server based.


Backup power for CCTV needs to be simple, reliable and cost effective. Power Control can provide a range of single phase UPS systems which are an ideal solution.

Find out how Power Control can support you, call freephone 0800 136 993 or fill out the form.

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