POS System Power Requirements


For businesses that already own a Sintel System POS System, it must be kept in mind that it requires the use of a battery pack UPS (uninterrupted power supply). A battery back UPS is necessary “for reliable power management and to protect your POS investment.” They also ensure “operational continuity and offers the needed protection with a multitude of features.” It is very easy to install and simple to use. It will benefit both your POS system and your business. For this reason Sintel Systems recommends a professional UPS unit. This type of battery pack UPS is shown in the video below.

Connecting your POS System to the battery pack will also “greatly extend the run time in case of power outages.” This means that “with the protection of a professional UPS and the power of Sintel System’s global POS you can concentrate on what matters most in business: your operation.”

Tips for businesses with other POS Systems

Besides dust and water, errors and fluctuations in electrical currents are the enemies of a Point of Sale System.  It is extremely important to not only make sure that your electrical system is up to code, but to also make use of additional tools to make sure you protect your investment and ultimately the “gateway to your money.”

For NEW Businesses:

  1. Install dedicated circuits isolated from any and all appliances for the POS Systems.
    2.  Provide more than what you think is necessary. It’s a good idea to add 25% or more capacity per circuit. Given the nature of industrial equipment you can save in the long run by over estimating your use. Equipment in most businesses often require the most power when initially powered on, and in most cases this is an important fact that is dismissed.
    3.  Install Battery Back Ups for all electronics such as the POS System, Network Modems, Routers, and Switches.

For EXISTING Businesses:

  1. Make sure to have a qualified professional electrician evaluate your electrical system.
    2.  Make sure the existing electrical structure is up to code and properly grounded.
    3.  Make sure all outlets are properly installed and tightly covered. If your cable is loosely hanging from the outlet there is a major issue waiting to happen.
    4.  Install Battery Back Ups for all electronics such as the POS System, Network Modems, Routers, and Switches.

– You will notice that installing Battery Backups are a requirement whether your business is in a newly constructed building or an existing one.

What you can’t see, will hurt you!

Restaurants and Retail businesses use industrial grade equipment that require more power than your average home kitchen appliances. In most cases you have multiple appliances and machines powering on and off throughout the day. You may not feel it, but every time the compressors of a refrigerator are activated a small surge is sent through the entire store circuit. Even in cases where dedicated circuits are assigned for appliances, the fact remains that the total Power Capacity is shared along all circuits within a panel. These surges, although small in fluctuation, will eventually take their toll on sensitive technical equipment such as POS Systems, Network Equipment, and other similar devices.

In Conclusion:

Nine-five percent of all your troubles can be addressed by looking at the power provided to your systems and using battery backups where necessary.  A simple $150 year investment can save you tons of money and time in the long run by avoiding downtime.

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And for businesses and restaurants interested in a new POS System, make sure to give Sintel System a look. Sintel System is the leading global, direct and single source POS Provider to quick serve restaurants, bakeries, frozen yogurt shops, coffee shops and more. Sintel Systems offers unlimited technical support as part of its support plan and provides hardware support, software support, cloud services, gift/loyalty card network with mobile app and embedded merchant account services.

To learn more about how Sintel Systems can help improve your business, contact us today and click here to visit Sintel System’s website.