UPS Sale Climbs in Pakistan

During this very intensive load shedding routine, throughout the country, the demand and prices of Un-interrupted Power Supply (UPS) has seen a record climb in electronics history.

The high demand of UPS has been observed throughout the country mainly in major cities including, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Peshawar and others. By cashing the demand, UPS manufacturers, sellers and retailers have substantially increased prices, at the same time they are also running out of their stocks. On average a retailer is selling twenty five plus UPS units every day. This ratio was only 2 pieces a week just few months back.

Retailers accept only advance orders, while the UPS units are delivered in at least a week or ten days’ time after the order is placed in cash. I just happened to get a UPS for my friend, from Rawalpindi College Road. I was referred to this shopkeeper Mohammad Imran by mutual friend. Despite of very close references, and pleas he didn’t agree on giving us the UPS straightaway, in fact we are going to get the UPS in 8 days.

Mohammad Imran told me that he has 4 workers who remain busy in preparing UPS units whole day long, and they are able to produce only 16 UPS units each day. “I have not witnessed this much demand of any appliance in my twenty three years career”, told Imran.

On the other hands, due to rush in preparing UPS units, there remain countless flaws due to speedy work and inexperience low age electricians; which in result may cause damages to valuable electrical appliances.
Lets discuss the prices as well, which have doubled and in few cases even more than of that. 1000 Watts UPS unit, which may entertain 3 ceiling fans, 2 tube lights couple of energy savers, is being sold in PKR 10,000. This price does not include the battery that may cost the customer additional PKR 6000 for 130 ampere battery. There prices range from PKR 5,500 to PKR 150,000…depending on capacity.

Un-interrupted Power Supply (UPS) Unit

As shown in the picture (sorry for the bad quality of image), there consists two elements, one is UPS and other is battery. You can also get a case box to pack both things in a relatively good looking UPS; however that will cost you extra PKR 2,500.

Imran told another very interesting fact, that I want to share, is the calculation of power consumption of home appliances. (I am nil in electronics; neither had I studied electronics as my major), so you better calculate your power before ordering your UPS….

You should get 1000 Watts UPS for following items

1 computer that includes System Unit, 15 inches Monitor, Modem (650 watts), two Tube lights, and one fan. Or in another arrangement you can accommodate 3 ceiling fans, 2 tube lights couple of energy savers with this 1000 Watts UPS. So if you have anything that consumes more power than of, try thinking for 2000 Watts, which will cost you PKR 20,000.

Furthermore, if you an electronics guru, must verify the output that your UPS is giving (in terms of Watts) as Imran told us that his 1000 Watts labeled UPS units normally give 800 Watts…

NOTE: Prices mentioned in this post can vary depending on your local market trends

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Nayni

    Thanx 4 sharing this valuable information :) ….It is exactly like k ayk farmer prays for rain for good crops and a potter, in his neighbour, asks Allah 4 sunshine to dry his pots hehehehe…

    Chalo atleast UPS manufacturers are happy :)

    "On the other hands, due to rush in preparing UPS units, there remain countless flaws due to speedy work and inexperience low age electricians; which in result may cause damages to valuable electrical appliances" ———>This what I fear the most . It can cause any type of damage I guess.. bus Allah reham karey!!!

    • ahmad subhani

      @Nayni, salam o laqyum , well i have read all this, i am actuallly happy as u said alteast ups manufacturers to happy houn gay.
      there are a lot of falts in ups available in the markit and i agree to this , since united electronics started manufacuting ups( inverters) many problem have been have been removed and trying to get a best ever ups available for the market and people get right product for their value able money.

      if any one want to purchase ups can contact me freely and not even for buying i can happily provide any consultancy needed any time
      ahamd subhani
      sales and markiting manager
      united electronic lahore
      0331-4004525
      [email protected]

  • Imran, the owner told me that he earn 5/6 thousands from a single UPS, which makes him PKR 100,000 a day…

    I just thought for a second about changing my business

  • Nayni

    hehehehehe ….you are thinking in right direction as there is no dam "on the scene " in coming years so UPS business will continue to rock…What govt can do is to only change the Chairman of WAPDA ..so es bhti ganga main aap bhi hath dhoo hee lain :)

  • Amjad Shamim

    Thank you very much for such nice information. We are pakistani and if anyone rush to one direction, all others start to the same… despite know that they might going wrong…. I am not saying that why they are purchasing UPS but the psychology of us…
    Anyway, Mr. Imran at least you can reduce the prices to serve the nation. This is really the time to serve the nation. Let see… who is serving the nation……..
    WITH KIND REGARDS,
    AMJAD SHAMIM

  • khalid mahmood

    Sharing information for benefit of people and not with interior motives is an act of generosity liked by Allah and it also helps in development of society.

    khalid mahmood

  • Junaid

    Hey Aamir, nice article! I am using the UPS sales as a supply-and-demand example for my economics class assignment. I also read your other article from July, in which you mentioned that the UPS demand has gone down. Can you do me a favor?? Can you ask that same person about the current market conditions? how many UPS he is selling now and if the prices have gone up or down?

    I am in US, so it's kind of impossible for me to get this info. Plus I would get a good idea of the sales & pricing, if you ask the same guy(s). Also, can you ask him about his predictions for the market? i.e. does he expect the demand to go down even further as a result prices to go up or not?

    I know thats a lot of questions, but I'd really appreciate if you can ask that guy. Thanks!

    Junaid

    • @Junaid, its your luck that i am already planning to go this market that Sells UPS. I will update you on this in a day or two!

      • Junaid

        @Aamir Attaa, haha..good timing! I'd be looking forward for your article/post. Thanks!

      • Junaid

        @Aamir Attaa, it's been a while, did you get a chance to meet that person? Please let me know!

        • @Junaid, yes i have done with my research. Will compile and put information tomorrow…

          I will let you know : – )

          As an overview, UPS sale is again high these days, but products are available ranging from 500 watts to 10 Kilo watts.

        • @Junaid, Hey, i just posted this updated market review… hope it will serve you with some information

          Check it here: http://www.propakistani.com/2008/10/27/ups-market

          Let me know if there is any question in your mind, which i missed in this article…!

          Regards

          • Sulaman

            Dear Aamir Attaa,

            You seems very knowlegabale in UPS. Please advise the best brand or brands to stick to regarding UPS. I think there are over 100 different brands and its so confusing. I am looking for a 2 or 3KVA UPS and i am located in islamabad/rawalpindin area.

  • salman raza

    realy you have done gr8 research. can someone tell me the cheapest rate of UPS available in market for 1000va

    • ahmad subhani

      @salman raza, ya u can can me to get the cheapest rate of ups and highest quality guranteed! http://lahore.olx.com.pk/prime-ups-iid-11890290
      plz read this web page thank you
      ahamd subhani
      sales and mareting manager
      United electronics lahore
      pakistan

  • I am sick of this loadshading and wants to get UPS for my pc. Computer ups are diff from regular ups or both are same? How much it will cost me and how long my pc will work.

    • ahmad subhani

      @Jalpari, salam , ya there is a bit differnce in the ups which is specialy manufactured for computer, but we manufacture the ups which we give at the same price which is cost to simple ups for fans and tube lights.it is for the customer to retain the lowest possible cost of ups, my company's brand is serving hundered's of computer this this tech. but one thing is to mention that your computer must not be much adanced mean a super dooper loaded for gaming simple p3 and p4 with averange loaded is well operated at this
      you can contact me through e mail and by call.
      ahamd subhani
      sales and marketing manager
      united electronics lahore
      0331-4004525
      [email protected] http://lahore.olx.com.pk/prime-ups-iid-11890290
      read this article of my product

  • rabia

    hi salam, my name is rabia i m doing MBA actually i want to make a report related to the topic of supply and demand from economic point of view. it is basically a short report. i like your topic but i need more information. would u please give me a favor ahmad subhani?

    • let me know what exactly the information you require?

    • ahamd

      ya . i will help you and i wish some one make report and we work in a more better way …

  • hassan

    i have mercury classic600 computer u.p.s

    the power of u.p.s is 600va /360w

    i am running 2 ceiling fans and 2 24v energy saver

    i want to know how many watts are useing each ceiling fans????

  • Sulaman

    Aamir Attaa,

    Please advise best brand to buy for ups OF 2KVA. I am in Rawalpindi.

    • Try local made (they come without any brand name) UPS. You will get plenty of those from college road (near Raja Bazaar)

  • Mian Shahzad

    now it will climb up again, I think, as I am facing 5 hours of load shedding, UPS failed and generator are a bit expensive for me.

  • can anybody tell me the price of exide battery??? the big one which is for trucks????

  • Dr Usman

    Exide 120 v is around Rs 10000

    Cheapest is Osaka even 130v costs at Rs 7000

    Best place to buy is Montogomery road.

    I have two spare new Osaka 130 v (full one year guarantee ) ready for sale…..at control price if someone wants to spare the trip to Montogomery road.

    regards
    Usman

    Township AI Lahore
    03334253170

  • Jon Mushtaak

    Aamir…great job…very interesting article. Anychance you can get the latest stats of the UPS market. I heard from someone that because of increasing failed UPS & batteries…there are long queues to get the UPS fixed and they are charging about Rs 15,000 for a single battery – again because of the increase demand.

    • admin

      Yes, there are long queues, but prices haven’t hiked largely. 160 AMP battery gonna cost you Rs. 9,000 while 1 KV UPS will cost you around 9,000-10,000

      Rates may change market to market, so visit your nearest electronics market to have better quote on it.

      • MUHAMMAD SHAHID CHHIPA

        WELL, THIS IS WHAT I CALL THE AIM OF THE MAFIA BEHIND THIS HUGE LOAD SHEDDING. IN PAKISTAN, THERE ARE MAFIA WORKING ALL AROUND US IN ALL SECTORS OF LIFE, BHATTA MAFIA, TRANSPORT MAFIA, PRICE HIKE MAFIA, LAND MAFIA AND NOW A NEW NAME IN THIS LIST” THE LOAD SHEDDING MAFIA”. TO MY OBSERVATION AND THE INFORMATION I HAD THROUGH SOME EMAILS CLAIMED THAT THERE IS NO DERTH OF ELECTRICITY IN PAKISTAN. I CAN CHALLENGE THAT LOAD SHEDDING CAN NEVER BE ELIMINATED IN PAKISTAN SINCE THERE IS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF INVESTMENT HAS BEEN DONE IN THE IMPORTS OF GENERATORS AND UPS’s AND THE LOCAL BATTERY MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IS GROWING MANY A FOLD AS ALREADY GIVEN BY YOUR STATISTICS. IF ONE THINKS OR CLAIMS THAT LAODSHEDDING CAN OR WILL BE ELIMINATED IS LIVING IN FOOLS PARADISE. MY MESSAGE TO SIMPLE AND INNOCENT PAKISTANI IS THAT BE PREPARED TO LIVE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH THIS FACT. LONG LIVE CORRUPTION……….

  • Muhammad Tahir

    Feel free to contact me for quality UPS with on-site one year comprehensive warranty inculding parts. No hidden or visit charges for one year.

    Regards,

    M. Tahir
    0300-4488811
    [email protected]

  • MUHAMMAD SHAHID CHHIPA

    WELL, THIS IS WHAT I CALL THE AIM OF THE MAFIA BEHIND THIS HUGE LOAD SHEDDING. IN PAKISTAN, THERE ARE MAFIA WORKING ALL AROUND US IN ALL SECTORS OF LIFE, BHATTA MAFIA, TRANSPORT MAFIA, PRICE HIKE MAFIA, LAND MAFIA AND NOW A NEW NAME IN THIS LIST” THE LOAD SHEDDING MAFIA”. TO MY OBSERVATION AND THE INFORMATION I HAD THROUGH SOME EMAILS CLAIMED THAT THERE IS NO DERTH OF ELECTRICITY IN PAKISTAN. I CAN CHALLENGE THAT LOAD SHEDDING CAN NEVER BE ELIMINATED IN PAKISTAN SINCE THERE IS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF INVESTMENT HAS BEEN DONE IN THE IMPORTS OF GENERATORS AND UPS’s AND THE LOCAL BATTERY MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IS GROWING MANY A FOLD AS ALREADY GIVEN BY YOUR STATISTICS. IF ONE THINKS OR CLAIMS THAT LAODSHEDDING CAN OR WILL BE ELIMINATED IS LIVING IN FOOLS PARADISE. MY MESSAGE TO SIMPLE AND INNOCENT PAKISTANI IS THAT BE PREPARED TO LIVE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH THIS FACT. LONG LIVE CORRUPTION……….

  • Abdul Sattar

    Good to hear!