As the heart of any uninterruptible power system (UPS), batteries require proper maintenance and testing in order to avert unexpected downtime and costly repairs. It’s well documented that the battery is not only the most vulnerable part of a UPS system, but also the leading cause of load loss. In fact, up to 65% of […]
When Should You Replace Your UPS Batteries?
As the heart of any uninterruptible power supply (UPS), the batteries inside the unit represent the most critical component to ensuring continuous uptime. However, it is well documented that batteries are also the most vulnerable element in a UPS system. In fact, research shows that up to 20 percent of all UPS failures can be […]
10 Things You Need To Know About UPS Batteries
While undeniably the heart of any uninterruptible power system (UPS), batteries unfortunately are also the most vulnerable aspect. In fact, battery failure consistently ranks among the most common causes of load loss. Understanding how to properly maintain and manage UPS batteries is not only instrumental to extending their service life but can also help thwart […]
Knowledge is Power: Understanding UPS battery options
When it comes to the batteries within uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), one size doesn’t fit all. In fact, for decades, most smaller standby systems have used sealed VRLA batteries, while larger double-conversion systems have typically relied on flooded-cell VLA batteries. There’s also a relative newcomer to the family, as lithium-ion has joined the two decades-old […]
Requesting UPS battery replacement: When, Why and How?
The best approach to ensuring the ongoing health of your uninterruptible power system (UPS) batteries is to heed the advice popularized by the Boy Scouts of America — be prepared. One merit badge that is essential to complete: Requesting a battery replacement proposal from a qualified UPS service provider. Why? Most people understand that batteries […]