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When Different System Types Require UPS Battery Replacement

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The battery in a UPS system is its most valuable – and most vulnerable – component. The battery is the part that picks up the slack if you lose  power from your electric utility. It keeps your equipment online until you can safely ramp down, or regular service is restored.

It’s critical to know when the system was last serviced and especially when UPS battery replacement was performed. Batteries can lose effectiveness over time even under light use.

What Kind of Batteries Does a UPS System Use?

A UPS can use several types of batteries.

Three kinds dominate the market:

Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid Battery (VRLA)

The most common UPS batteries are lead-acid batteries, used thanks to high efficiency, low costs, and resistance to environmental factors. This type of battery safely vents gas from the system if the internal pressure of any battery unit becomes too high.

Water can’t be used as a coolant in a VRLA setup. With that in mind, its placement and environment are keys to extending its service life. A VRLA battery should be stored at room temperature in a dry location, preferably with automated climate control.

Power Analysis Guards Your California Business Against Blackouts

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How efficient is your electrical power system?

You might not think much about it, but your power system determines a lot about your enterprise – and how resilient it might be in a crisis.

A working electrical system appears effortless. The truth is, it’s one of the most complex building systems. Each generator, transformer, capacitor bank, and more must be optimized: From the most sophisticated equipment to the simplest cables and wiring.

The status of your electrical power system determines:

  • The most effective way to implement an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • How likely it is spikes and sags in voltage will cause equipment damage or a fire
  • Whether you are using electricity efficiently and at the lowest possible price

An Emergency Power Source is Crucial in an Uncertain World

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An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is there for you and your business when electricity is not available from your utility. No matter the source of the issue, a good UPS serves as an emergency power source that grants critical minutes or hours to stabilize the situation.

In years past, many Northern California businesses went without a UPS. That’s changing fast, as today’s companies are exposed to more risks than ever before. An emergency power supply makes sense in a world where nothing is quite as reliable as it once was.

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